Features

Capture, monitor, and output content with ease

Get extensive format support

Open your media workflow to handle every popular media format. Avid Artist I/O interfaces support a wide range of video formats, including 4K (DCI), 2K (DCI), UHD, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL. Work with a variety of codecs. Get onboard DNxHR encoding with Avid Artist | DNxIQ and the new Avid Artist | DNxID. View your work across a gamut of color spaces, including HDR monitoring. You can even take advantage of onboard 3D processing to support 3D stereoscopic workflows.

Capture pristine quality video

Create and deliver content in the highest quality imaginable—from first ingest to final output. Each interface offers a host of professional, premium-quality video and audio connectors, providing support for a variety of video cameras, devices, and high frame-rate workflows. Handle HD, Ultra HD, and full 4K media with ease—at up to 60 fps—and everything in between. 

Use your favorite tools

Avid Artist I/O is an easy fit for any production, working with a wide range of professional Avid and third-party video editing, audio, visual effects, and graphics software, including Media Composer and, with Avid Artist | DNxIQ and DNxIV, Pro Tools. This gives you the flexibility to capture, edit, monitor, output, and deliver high-quality content using the tools you know and love now—and the solutions you may want in the future.

Record voiceovers easily

Need to overdub some dialog or narration? It’s easy. Only Avid Artist I/O enables you to capture high-quality recordings through direct audio punch-ins to the Media Composer timeline using the front-panel XLR microphone input. All interfaces also provide 48V of phantom power, so you can use condenser mics without requiring a separate audio interface or power supply.

Boost your bandwidth

Get the reliable throughput you need to handle high-resolution formats. All interfaces feature lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, providing transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s to your Mac or Windows-based host computer (Avid Artist | DNxIQ also offers optional PCIe connectivity). Experience exceptional performance, highly accurate time sync, and ultra-low latency—even with bandwidth-intensive 4K workflows.

Accelerate your workflow

Avid Artist I/O offers additional benefits to speed and ease your workflow. With onboard down-, up-, and cross-conversion, you can quickly scale media to meet your production needs. Plus, you can keep things in perfect sync with the internal clock, genlock reference, and linear time code lock.

Monitor surround sound mixes

No need to connect a separate audio monitoring solution into your workflow. You can monitor 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound mixes using any of the interfaces. Avid Artist | DNxIQ offers 8 channels of audio through SDI and HDMI (embedded audio). Avid Artist | DNxIV and DNxIP deliver 8 channels of audio through a DB25 audio connection (breakout cable sold separately). And DNxID provides 8 channels of audio through HDMI.

Avid Artist | DNxIQ—Get extensive connectivity and capabilities

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Connect everything

Avid Artist | DNxIQ offers the most extensive array of analog and digital connections to support the widest range of cameras, drives, monitors, speakers, routers, switchers, and other devices. From 12G/6G/3G-SDI, Optical, HDMI 2, and AES/EBU connectors, to XLR, LTC, RS-422, composite, component, and a headphone jack, Avid Artist | DNxIQ provides all the ins and outs you need to connect your studio.

Work faster and easier

Avid Artist | DNxIQ offers a built-in hardware encoder to capture to Avid DNxHR, enabling you to edit 4K files easily and speed up your workflow. It also enables you to see exactly what media is being ingested or sent out of production through the built-in front-panel HD LCD. Change your source or time code input with the press of a button. And get reliable operation—and peace of mind—with redundant power supplies.

Get Universal Mastering

To speed and ease playback and tape workflows, Avid Artist | DNxIQ offers accelerated Universal Mastering, enabling you to deliver broadcast/final masters in virtually any format, for any market. The interface offers real-time format and frame-rate conversion on all baseband SDI, HDMI, and analog output connections, making it the ideal—and most efficient—finishing companion for Media Composer | Ultimate or Media Composer with the Media Composer | Symphony Option.

Edit and mix audio to picture

Avid | Artist DNxIQ can also be used with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate to support high-quality video playback to a monitor. This makes the interface a versatile solution for mixing audio and composing music to picture, as well as for editing dialog, ADR, and Foley—with better than 1/4-frame sync accuracy.

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Avid Artist | DNxIV—Get full 4K in a portable device

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Get the connections you need

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.

Expand your possibilities

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 directly to the Media Composer timeline with easy audio punch-in. Monitor HDR content. Sync to an external reference. Control tape decks for frame-accurate captures and layoffs. You can even use the interface as an 8-channel audio surround sound monitoring solution.

Edit and mix audio to picture

Avid | Artist DNxIV can also be used with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate to support high-quality video playback to a monitor. This makes the interface a versatile solution for mixing audio and composing music to picture, as well as for editing dialog, ADR, and Foley—with better than 1/4-frame sync accuracy.

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Avid Artist | DNxIP—Work with high-res video over IP

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Connect your studio

Avid Artist | DNxIP makes it easy to connect to multiple devices across your newsroom or post facility using your existing Ethernet infrastructure. From IP video and audio I/O through SFP ports (SFPs sold separately), to HDMI 2 and analog audio I/O, you can connect your entire studio together—without the limitations of SDI.

Stream video over IP

Avid Artist | DNxIP offers HD and 2K (DCI) video streaming over IP, enabling you to receive media from any camera, computer, or device on your network and send/stream content to any destination—anywhere there’s an Ethernet connection. It works with many popular IP video standards, making it an easy fit into any newsroom or post environment. Plus, it saves time and money by minimizing complex and costly cabling.

Expand your possibilities

Small in size, but vast in versatility, Avid Artist | DNxIP boosts your media production capabilities both inside the facility and offsite. Record voiceovers in the field with easy audio punch-in. Sync to an external reference or SMPTE 2059-2. You can even use the interface as an 8-channel audio surround sound monitoring solution.

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Avid Artist | DNxID—Get super affordable, ultra-portable I/O

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Take your I/O to go

Whether you’re an editor on the go, a post editor working on location, or simply budget-minded, you can now have professional-grade I/O with you wherever you and your laptop travel. The new Avid Artist | DNxID sports a small yet rugged backpack-friendly design, enabling you to capture, monitor, and output HD and high-res content in the field, in the studio, or in a hotel room.

Accelerate your workflow

Get the high-res media acceleration of big brother Avid Artist | DNxIQ, at a fraction of the price. Avid Artist | DNxID offers hardware baseband encoding to Avid DNxHR, making it easy to work with large 4K files without slowing down your workflow. Bundle the interface with Media Composer to maximize your editorial efficiency. You can also record voiceovers and live audio with easy punch-in recording to Media Composer, and monitor HDR content in all of its stunning glory.

Connect to media sources

Don’t have an SD card slot or extra USB port on your spiffy new laptop? No worries. Avid Artist | DNxID features an SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) card slot that enables you to access media stored on high-capacity SDXC UHS-II cards. It also provides a USB-C port to connect cameras, hard drives, and other media devices to bring fresh footage into your projects.

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