Avid Artist | DNxIV

Portable Thunderbolt 3 Video I/O Interface

Avid Artist | DNxIV provides all the professional analog and digital I/O you need to plug into today’s diverse media productions.

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Avid Artist | DNxIV provides all the professional analog and digital I/O you need to plug into today’s diverse media productions. From quad 12G/6G/3G-SDI, HDMI 2, and DB-25, to XLR, LTC, RS-422, and a headphone jack, you have a variety of connections available to integrate your gear together for in-studio video and post production—or wherever inspiration takes you.

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Small in size, but vast in versatility, Avid Artist | DNxIV boosts your media production capabilities beyond the standard capture, monitor, and output workflow. Leverage its portability to work on projects out in the field. Record voiceovers with easy audio punch-in. Monitor HDR content. Sync to an external reference. Control tape decks for frame-accurate captures and layoffs. Coming soon, you can even use the interface as an 8-channel audio surround sound monitoring solution.

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Supported Media

  • Video formats:
    • SD—PAL 25i, NTSC 30i
    • HD—720p (50, 59.94, 60*), 1080i (50, 59.94, 60), 1080PsF (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30), 1080p (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.96*, 48*, 50, 59.94, 60)
    • 2K—23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 30PsF, 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.96p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p
    • Ultra HD—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p
    • 4K—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p*, 48p*, 50p, 59.94p, 60p
  • Audio sample rate: 16-bit, 24-bit, 48 kHz (television standard)
  • Color spaces: YUV 4:2:2, RGB 444*, REC 709, BT 2020, DCI-P3; 8-bit and 10-bit; 1D LUT support


Video and Audio Connections

  • SDI I/O:
    • Four bidirectional SDI ports and one 3G-SDI monitor output:
    • 12G, 6G, 3G, 1.5G input and output
    • 12G simultaneous input and output
    • Dual 3G input
    • Quad 3G input and output, software-controllable division/interleave
  • HDMI I/O: HDMI 2.0
  • Audio I/O: 
    • Eight channels of analog audio, which can be configured as four inputs and four outputs, eight inputs (coming soon), or eight outputs (coming soon)
    • DB25: Ch 1-8 inputs (coming soon), Ch 1-8 outputs (coming soon), or Ch 1-4 input with Ch 5-8 output (audio breakout cable sold separately)
    • Eight channels of HDMI I/O embedded in SD, HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K
    • One front-panel XLR mic/line input with 48V phantom power and gain control
    • One stereo headphone jack with volume control


Host and Sync Connections

  • Computer: Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (cable sold separately)
  • LTC I/O: Switchable LTC or video reference input on BNC, LTC output on BNC
  • Device control: One RS-422 machine control port


Hardware Scaling/Processing

  • Down-scaling/conversion: 4K to 2K, UHD to HD, HD to SD
  • Up-scaling/conversion: SD to HD
  • Cross-conversion: 720p to 1080i HD, 1080i to 1080p, 1080i to 720p
  • Other conversion: Color space conversion*, hardware deinterlacing
  • Real-time keyer: Alpha channel over video, matte, or frame buffer over incoming video or matte
  • 3D processing: Frame Compatible/Frame Packed


Additional Features

  • Audio pass-through mixing: Monitor mix the audio being captured (8 channels)
  • Clock source (selectable/detectable): Genlock/Reference Clock (BBG or Tri-level), Internal Clock, SDI (SD and HD), HDMI
  • Ancillary data support: SDI VITC reader, RP188 Timecode I/O, NTSC (closed captioning), HD-SDI (closed captioning), pass through all (HD), pass through all (4K)


Additional Specifications

  • Power (device only): 10–20V, 30W typical, 36W max, 70W max with USB-C power delivery to external devices
  • Power supply: One built-in international AC power supply (120–240V, 50–60 Hz)
  • Operating temperature: 32°–104° F (0°–40° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40°–140° F (-40°–60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 10–90% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: <10,000 feet (<3,000 meters)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.7 x 8.7 x 8.1 inches (42 x 222 x 206 mm)
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)

* Currently not supported in Media Composer.