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AJA Video Systems to Introduce Latest Io Products at GV Expo

AJA Video Systems will introduce Io LD and Io LA to the U.S. at GV Expo in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 3, 2003 The two newest members of AJA's Io family, Io LD and Io LA support the highest quality 10-bit uncompressed video available - on both the digital and analog inputs and outputs. These smaller and lower cost relatives of Io are application specific: Io LD is designed to work with SDI digital systems, and Io LA is for analog component or composite systems. AJA will be located in Apple's booth # 412 at GV Expo. Io LD and Io LA will begin shipping in January 2004. Suggested retail price is $1,190.

Io LD and Io LA made their first worldwide appearance at InterBEE in Japan last month. First with Kona and now with Io, editors have embraced the post-production products from AJA that have brought new levels of performance, stability and quality to editing and finishing with Final Cut Pro.

"Once again, AJA is providing new choices for the professional post-production industry at amazing price/performance ratios without compromising quality," said AJA president John Abt.

Post-production systems ranging from basic to sophisticated, whether on the set, in post facilities or on location, will benefit from the tremendous ease of installation and use of Io LD and Io LA. Both Io LD and Io LA work with Final Cut Pro 4 and connect to the Apple Power Mac with a single 400mbFireWire cable. Like Io, Io LD and LA have multi-channel 24-bit audio, RS-422 machine control and Genlock. Because of their small size, Io LD and Io LA can be used in either a desktop configuration or be mounted in an optional 1 RU mounting bracket, also available from AJA.

SpecificationsIo LD* 10-bit SDI video with 8 ch 24 bit embedded audio I/O* 10-bit component/composite analog video output* 2 channel balanced analog audio output* 2 channel S/PDIF digital audio output* Genlock with looping BNC connections* BNC/XLR analog out breakout cable

Io LA* 10-bit component and composite analog video I/O* 4 channel balanced analog audio I/O* Simultaneous output of component/composite and S Video* Frame Synchronizer architecture* Genlock with looping BNC connections* 8 XLR analog audio breakout cable

Since 1993, AJA Video Systems Inc. ( has been a leading manufacturer of professional digital video solutions for the professional broadcast and post-production markets. AJA offers SDI and HD-SDI QuickTime PCI capture cards, miniature stand-alone converters, and a complete line of rack mount interface and conversion cards and frames. With headquarters located in Grass Valley, California, AJA Video designs and manufactures all of its products in the U.S.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.