Avid Announces Artist | DNxIV I/O Interface

From Avid Dec. 21, 2017 avid artist dnxiv i/o interfaceToday we’re excited to announce that Avid Artist | DNxIV is now available from your local reseller. Combined with the latest update to Media Composer (8.10), the DNxIV interface is the perfect portable solution for independent editors and smaller post-production and news teams.

Avid Artist | DNxIV

Avid Artist I/O interfaces are designed to offer extensive format support to future-proof your production by allowing you to easily capture, monitor, and output SD, HD, 2K, UHD, and 4K content. Compared to the 2RU, rackmountable Avid Artist | DNxIQ, the Avid Artist | DNxIV offers much of the same connectivity, but in a smaller, more portable form factor. Both Avid Artist I/O interfaces offer high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, providing up to 40 Gb/s of bandwidth to deliver the smoothest performance and operation. Both interfaces offer a wide range of analog and digital I/O to plug into today’s diverse media productions, including SDI, HDMI, XLR, RS-422 and timecode. While you can purchase Avid Media Composer 8.10 to work with either interface, you can also use another creative application, like Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro. So apart from being different sizes, what’s the difference between DNxIQ and DNxIV, and which applications are they best suited to?
Avid Artist | DNxIQ Avid Artist | DNxIV
I/O 3G, 6G, 12G SDI 3G, 6G, 12G SDI
SDI monitor output
HDMI 2.0a HDMI 2.0b
LTC In/Out LTC In/Out
Device Control (RS-422) Device Control (RS-422)
Audio Punch-In Audio Punch-In
Composite / Component Connectors Audio Break-out Cable with 8 I/O
AES/EBU, XLR Audio Reference Input/Internal Clock
Optical Fiber SDI (video & audio)
Form Factor Rack-mountable Desktop
Host Connectivity Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3
PCIe Gen 3
Format Support SD, HD, UHD, 2K/4K DCI SD, HD, UHD, 2K/4K DCI
DNxHR Encoding Hardware encode Host CPU encode
Miscellaneous Use with Davinci Resolve
Universal Mastering
LCD Panel on Front
There’s a simple reason for the DNxIQ being a bigger box – it has more extensive legacy connectivity, boasting banks of component and XLR connectors. Built-in encoding to Avid DNxHR allows you to edit massive 4K files with ease and you get real-time format and frame-rate conversion on output and playback, thanks to hardware-accelerated Universal Mastering. In short, if you work with a wide range of older and newer equipment from different manufacturers, and desk real-estate is no issue, then the Avid Artist | DNxIQ is the workhorse for you. The Avid Artist | DNxIV, on the other hand, is more portable, and much more a product of the digital age than a bridge to the analog one. It offers quad SDI and 8-channel surround sound monitoring, so it gives you 5.1 or 7.1 directly out of the box, as opposed to having to split it out of the HDMI or SDI signal, as you would have to do with the Artist | DNxIQ. Whatever your production environment, whatever resolution you’re working in, there’s an Avid Artist interface for you.

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