PCIe Video Interface with HDMI, HD/SD-SDI, and HD/SD component video I/O, as well as 8 Channels of TRS analog I/0 and 8 Channels of AES/EBU Digital Audio
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This Go-to Video Interface Handles All Kinds of Video!

The HDX-SDI video interface is one more reason why we turn to MOTU for professional video production. You can easily capture or monitor video in most popular video software using uncompressed HD and SD and Apple ProRes formats. Take full advantage of the HDX-SDI's HDMI, HD/SD-SDI, HD/SD component, and S-video I/O, freeing yourself from the limitations of your other video equipment. You also get 16 channels of pro-quality digital audio via analog, AES/EBU, and embedded formats, along with the HDX-SDI's ultra high-speed PCIe connection.

Because many cameras feed their SDI, HDMI, or component video straight from their optics before introducing compression, the HDX-SDI can capture the pristine data and insure that you only get the best possible image quality - up to 10-bit color depth at 1920 x 1080 resolution! And when it comes to outputs, we love the HDX-SDI's flexibility and multiple simultaneous monitoring solutions. At the same time you monitor the digital HDMI for pixel-for-pixel accuracy on a large plasma screen, you can also adjust the color by running a HD-SDI feed to an LCD reference monitor, while keeping and an eye on the final "real-world" consumer view on a television via the analog HD, SD, component, or S-video outputs.

We've found the HDX-SDI also to be convenient for lower data-rate editing because of its direct codec integration. The ability to load a wide range of codecs makes working with the Apple ProRes or ProRes HQ codec in Final Cut and Adobe Premiere Pro a snap, and opens the door to working with any other codec in most video software. So, when you work with the HDX-SDI, you can avoid extra compression and decompression stages for maximum CPU efficient and smooth editing.

MOTU HDX-SDI video interface with PCIe card Features:
  • An excellent all-in-one video and audio interface
  • Single rack-space design
  • HD/SD-SDI in and out
  • HDMI in and out
  • HD/SD component in and out
  • SD analog in and out
  • 16 channels of audio (analog, SDI embedded, HDMI embedded, AES/EBU)
  • Sync and machine control
  • PCI express connection to the computer
  • Supports uncompressed HD
  • All standard formats (SD, 720 and 1080) up to 1080p30
  • Supports Final Cut Pro on Mac and Premiere Pro on Windows
The PCIe HDX-SDI video interface by MOTU tackles all kinds of video, plus 16 channels of pristine audio!

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Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 4100

Customer Reviews

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Worthless junk

It was obsolete the day it was released. I waited for the thunderbolt version but when it was realeased I was already on Mac OS 10.10. They will not develope software or support this I/O past 10.9 so it was dead out of the box. You would think that Sweetwater would know that but they wanted to charge me a restocking fee so I kept it as a reminder of how great MOTU and Sweetwater used to be. It is a $1200 door stop but everyday I remember to avoid MOTU and Sweetwater. I use Sweetwater for minor purchases only. They should have known this "new" I/O was dead out of the water.

Can't recommend

I'm a big MOTU fan, but I can't recommend this unit at all. I'm on my third unit because they keep breaking down (costing me $100 per replacement). The software has not been updated to even run at all under Mac OS X 10.10 (let alone 10.11) and there's no sign from MOTU that any new drivers are ever coming. So now I have a boat anchor that won't run unless I revert back to Mavericks. Maybe the worst gear purchase I ever made.
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See also: Video Interfaces, MOTU, MOTU PCI Audio Interfaces, MOTU Video Mixers