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Avid - Artist | DNxIV (Portable 4K device)

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Original price $2,999.00 - Original price $2,999.00
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$2,999.00 - $2,999.00
Current price $2,999.00

**If using this device with Avid's Pro Tools Software, please confirm continued System Compatibility before purchasing here**

Avid Artist | DNxIV is the newest member of the Artist I/O Family, joining the Artist | DNxIQ. It's small form factor and extensive format support make it the perfect option for users looking for an affordable, portable, 4K desktop I/O.

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 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.


  • Avid Artist | DNxIV is developed using Open I/O technology - which means it works with the tools customers prefer to use
  • Quickly and easily ingest, monitor, and output SD, HD, 2K, UHD, and 4K media
  • Connect to the latest Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3
  • Monitor surround-sound with 8 analog outs (via DB25 cable, sold separately)
  • Record voiceovers and narration directly to the timeline using the Mic input on the front of the box - an Avid exclusive!
  • Audio Pass-Through Mixing
  • Clock Source (selectable/detectable)
  • Ancillary Data Support

System Requirements

For Media Composer use*

Avid-qualified computer running Mac OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.12, OS X 10.13, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10

Other system requirements are dependent on the software you use with your Avid Artist I/O interface.

Software compatibility

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Media Composer | Ultimate
  • Avid Media Composer | Enterprise
  • Avid Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
  • Avid Media Composer | Symphony Option
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate

    Hardware specifications

    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, 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, 50p, 59.94p, 60p

    4K—23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 47.952p, 48p, 50p, 59.94p, 60p

    Raster support—Supports thin raster media scaled up to full frame on output
    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
      • DB25: Configurable as Ch 1-8 inputs, Ch 1-8 outputs, 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 (for use with Apple macOS only)
      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.

      **Additional technical specifications for Artist | DNxIV can be found here

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