Supported Formats, Containers & Video Devices (just:in v2.0)

Supported Formats & Containers

Supported FormatsPAL, NTSC, HD, UHD (QuickTime only).
Supported Framerates
(Vendor and Card specific)
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60.
QuickTime 7 and AVFoundation
  • DV, DVCPRO25/50
  • DVCPRO HD (720 and 1080)
  • IMX MPEG 30/40/50
  • All Apple ProRes
  • Avid DNxHD (8-bit)
  • AVC-Intra 50M/100M
  • XDCAM EX, HD, HD 422
  • Uncompressed SD/HD(8-/10-bit)
  • H.264: MP4 and MOV (AVF)
  • Photo JPEG
  • Grass Valley HQX
  • UHD: 3840x2160p resolution (up to p30)
(D-10, GC, XDCAM, Avid OP-Atom)
  • DV, DVCPRO50
  • IMX MPEG 30/40/50
  • Avid DNxHD (MXF OP1a/8-bit)
  • Avid DNxHD (Avid OP-Atom/8-bit)
  • Uncompressed SD/HD in 8-bit.
  • XDCAM (PAL), XDCAM EX, HD, HD 422 (HD)
  • AVC-Intra 50M/100M

Video Codec Acquisition

Due to licensing restrictions we are not allowed to ship any codecs along with our products.

To obtain the appropriate professional Apple codecs (ProRes, IMX...) you need to install Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X on a separate editing machine. Run Apple's Software Update after the installation and download/update the latest versions of the codecs. On the editing machine the codecs should now be stored in the folder /Library/QuickTime. These codecs also need to be on the Playout machine.

Check regularly for new codec updates on Apple's support site or via the Software Update mechanism built-into OS X/macOS. Please note that this update installer will check for an already installed version of Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X.


Supported Capturing Devices

AJABlackmagic Design
PCIe Cards
  • KONA 4 (up to 4 SDI Signals)
  • KONA 3G (up to 4 SDI Signals)
  • KONA LHi
  • KONA LHe Plus
  • Corvid 3G, 22, 44, 44 BNC
  • Corvid 24 (up to 4 SDI Signals)
  • Corvid 88 (up to 8 SDI Signals)
  • DeckLink Mini Recorder / 4k
  • DeckLink SDI / DeckLink SDI 4K
  • DeckLink Studio / Studio 4K
  • DeckLink HD Extreme 3 / 3D
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme / 12G
  • DeckLink 4k Pro
  • DeckLink Quad, Quad 2
  • DeckLink Duo 2
Thunderbolt Devices
  • IoXT (up to 2 SDI Signals)
  • Io4K (up to 4 SDI Signals)
  • UltraStudio Mini Recorder
  • Ultrastudio 3D / Express
  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme
  • UltraStudio 4K
  • Intensity Extreme


  • Driver Version: 12.4.2 or later.
  • Frame Synchronizers: We recommend to provide a continuously stable signal during your capture processes, otherwise the ingest process may be interrupted and the captured files may not be usable. In order to stabilize the signal in advance (= before it is sent to the Video card input) please use a Audio/Video Frame Synchronizer.
  • Looping the incoming Source: With the Io4K you may use the UFC Firmware Mode to make the engine loop the incoming source to any output for monitoring purposes.

Blackmagic Design

  • Driver Version: 10.8.1 or later.
  • DeckLink Duo Hardware: We do not recommend DeckLink Duo cards for >2 Channel ingest due to thermic problems and reported frame loss issues. Please use the DeckLink Quad card or the DeckLink Duo 2 instead.

VTR Control is possible via RS-422

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