Avid Artist | DNxIQ with Avid Media Composer with Symphony, Dongle
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Avid Artist | DNxIQ with Avid Media Composer and Dongle. FREE Symphony option through 9/15/17.

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Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today introduced the Avid Artist | DNxIQ, a hardware interface designed to accelerate high-resolution video production. When combined with the industry’s preeminent Media Composer video editing software, the Avid Artist | DNxIQ delivers best-in-class high-res video ingest, editing, monitoring, and output, giving video professionals the flexible, open, and integrated creative tools they need to efficiently create the highest-quality media. Further, because it is built on the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, Avid Artist | DNxIQ is compatible with anyAvid Artist Suite solutions and many third-party creative tools, including Blackmagic Resolve, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more.

Avid Artist | DNxIQ includes hardware by Blackmagic Design, a new IO Connectivity Partner for the MediaCentral Platform.

Avid Artist | DNxIQ enables video professionals to capture, monitor and output Ultra HD, 2K and 4K media, as well as HD and SD formats, making it immediately available across the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Avid Artist | DNxIQ features a flexible form factor that fits in standard 19-inch equipment racks for easy integration into any workstation or edit bay. The HD display allows editors to monitor media that is being ingested into and outputted from the system, even when the software is not running. A host of connections delivers fast switching among a range of input devices and sources for capture, and among a range of monitors and output devices. Hands-on controls allow users to quickly select video, audio, and timecode inputs as well as deck control.

Key benefits and features:

  • Capture and playback up to 60 frames per second in a range of formats including SD, HD, Ultra HD, 2K and 4K

  • Work faster and more efficiently with real-time or accelerated encode, decode, color conversion, up conversion, down conversion, and cross conversion with onboard hardware processing

  • Get reliable operation with a redundant power supply

  • Connect to a variety of computers using PCIe or Thunderbolt connections

  • Easily integrate with existing workflows using multiple connections, including:

    • Video inputs and outputs

      • Quad SDI in and out—both in and out provide dual 12Gbit and dual 3Gbit supporting single, dual and quad link in and out

      • Dual 12Gbit optical in/out (modules not included)

      • HDMI in and out

      • Analog video in and out—component and composite

    • Audio inputs and outputs

      • Balanced analog audio—4 channels in, 4 channels out

      • AES/EBU—2 channels in, 2 channels out

      • Consumer Hi-Fi inputs for MP3 players and other devices

      • Front panel features mic input with 48V phantom power, mic level control, headphone connection, and headphone level control

  • Ensure media is in sync with dual timecode in and out

  • Control the system from external devices using remote control ports

  • Monitor media with confidence using a bright front-panel full 1080HD resolution LCD display

  • Get hands-on control over sources of video, audio, timecode, and remote control signaling

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Supported media

Video formats

SD—PAL (625, 50i, 576p), NTSC (525, 59.94i, 480p)

HD—720p (50, 59.94, 60), 1080i (50, 59.94, 60), 1080PsF (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30), 1080p (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 60)

High-res—2K (23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 23.976p, 24p, 25p, 47.96p, 48p), 4K (23.976p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p, 60p), Ultra HD (23.976p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p, 48p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p)

Audio sample rate

24-bit, 48 kHz (television standard)

Supported color spaces

YUV 4:2:2, RGB 444, REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020, P3; 12-bit (SDI) or 10-bit (HDMI) color precision with 3D LUT support

Video connections

SDI video input

Two 12 Gb/s and two 6 Gb/s connectors (SD/HD/2K/4K)—SDI A and B operate at 12 Gb/s; SDI C and D will accept 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s as part of one signal (“quad link”); supports single, dual, and quad link inputs (4:2:2 / 4:4:4); 2D/3D switchable

SDI video output

Two 12 Gb/s and two 6 Gb/s connectors (SD/HD/2K/4K)—When using 12 Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6 Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted 3Gb/s; when using 6 Gb/s on SDI A, SDI C and D will output 6Gb/s; supports single, dual and quad link outputs (4:2:2 / 4:4:4); 2D/3D switchable

Analog input

One Component YUV via three BNC connectors (SD—YCbCr; HD—YCbCr/RGB); one composite NTSC/PAL via one BNC connector (SD)

Analog output

One Component YUV via three BNC connectors (SD—YCbCr; HD—YCbCr/RGB); one composite NTSC/PAL via one BNC connector (SD)

Digital I/O

Two 12 Gb/s optical fiber I/O (modules not included)


HDMI 2.0 type A connectors

Audio connections

Analog input

Four channels of professional balanced analog audio input via XLR; two-channel RCA input; one front-panel mic input via XLR with 48V phantom power

Analog output

Four channels of professional balanced analog audio output via XLR; stereo headphone output with volume control

Digital I/O

Two channels of unbalanced AES/EBU I/O, with sample rate conversion, via BNC connectors; eight channels of HDMI I/O embedded in SD, HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K


16 input and 16 output channels embedded in SD, HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K

Host connections


One Thunderbolt 2 (cable sold separately), one PCI Express (card/cable sold separately)

Device control

Two Sony-compatible RS-422 deck control ports

Hardware scaling/processing

Down conversion

Built-in, high-quality hardware down conversion—Ultra HD to 1080 HD, or HD to SD on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL; switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output; selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles

Up conversion

Built-in, high-quality hardware up conversion—SD to 720 HD or 1080 HD on playback; selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox, and 16:9 zoom; HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog

Cross conversion

Built-in, high-quality hardware cross conversion—720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback

Other hardware conversion

Colorspace conversion

Real-time keyer

Alpha channel over video or matte, or frame buffer over incoming video or matte

3D processing

Frame-compatible/frame packed

Codec support

H.265 encoding; Avid DNxHR encoding coming soon in a future no-cost software upgrade*

Additional features

Clock source (selectable/detectable)

Genlock/Reference Clock (BBG or Tri-level), Genlock/Reference Clock output/pass-through (BBG or Tri-level), SDI (SD and HD), AES/EBU, HDMI

Timecode I/O

One XLR Timecode input, one XLR Timecode output

Ancillary data support

SDI VITC reader, RP188, NTSC closed captioning, HD-SDI closed captioning, pass-through all (HD, 4K)

Additional specifications

Power supply

Two built-in international AC power supplies with IEC C14 inlet (120–240V, 50–60 Hz)

Operating temperature

32°–104° F (5°–40° C)

Storage temperature

-4°–113° F (-20°–45° C)

Relative humidity

0–90% non-condensing

Dimensions (Width)

With rack ears: 19 inches (482 mm); without rack ears: 16.5 inches (420 mm)

Dimensions (H x D)

3.5 (2RU) x 9.5 inches (88.4 x 242 mm)


8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)

Software compatibility*

  • Avid Media Composer

  • Avid Media Composer | NewsCutter Option

  • Avid Media Composer | Symphony Option

  • Avid Pro Tools

  • Adobe After Effects CC

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  • Apple Final Cut Pro X

  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve

  • Blackmagic Design Fusion

System requirements**

  • Avid-qualified computer running one of the following operating systems:

    • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

    • Windows 7, Windows 8

* Please note that the specifications and software compatibility displayed are preliminary and subject to change.
** Requirements for using with Media Composer. Other system requirements are dependent on the software you use with Artist | DNxIO.

Host connectivity cabling is NOT included with Avid Artist | DNxIQ products (including standalone, bundle, and trade in options) and must be ordered separately. Options include either a Thunderbolt cable or a PCIe Connection Kit that includes both the PCIe card and connecting cable. Host connectivity cables purchased from other sources may exhibit unpredictable behavior and may impact the warranty of the unit.