Apple’s hardware box for their ProRes422 codec, the AJA I0 HD
was announced to much fanfare at NAB this year. The unit has yet to ship but HD for Indies has an unofficial first look
at a unit with a lot of specs on what it can and can’t do. As has been and will be mentioned, the AJA Io HD will go head-to-head with Avid’s Adrenaline
hardware line. Mike at HD for Indies makes some good comments comparing the two units. One more great thing the Io HD has over an Adrenaline system is that of portability. They even built a handle in the Io!
It’s clear AJA is aiming the marketing of the Io with an eye towards portability as some of the pictures I have seen uses a laptop as the host computer. Avid has done the same with the Mojo device but it won’t do anywhere near as much as the Io will. It’s a totally different kind of device. What I really want to see? A head-to-head smack down between all the above mentioned products and the MOTU V3HD