Laptop-based live, multi-camera production studio
for broadcast, event production and streaming.

$2995 USD
vMix Thunder

MSI WS60 Shown

*Laptop Not Included

  • Full Copy vMix 4K Live Production Software
  • Sony Vegas Pro Edit 13 Post Production Software
  • AJA Io® 4K Thunderbolt I/O Device
AJA - Video Systems Sony
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Compatible Laptop List

The following models are listed as compatible with our system to provide 4 HD inputs from the AJA IO 4k.

Specific models may have individual limitations based on CPU/hard drive/GPU specifications and speed.


  • Asus ROG G750JT, JY, JX - GTX 7xxM, 8xxM, Win 8.1 Pro 64, 17.3"
  • Asus ROG G751JT, JY - GTX 8xxM, 9xxM, Win 8.1 Pro 64, 17.3"

Thunderbolt v2

  • ASUS G501JW - GTX 950M, Windows 10 64, 15.6" 4K
  • HP Zbook - Quadro, Win 8.1 Pro 64, 17.3", 15.6"
  • MSI WS60 - Quadro, Win 7 Pro 64, Win 8.1, 15.6"
Features & Technical Specifications
LaptopThunderbolt enabled laptop required. See the Compatible Laptop List for a list of supported laptops.
Video Inputs

Up to 4 simultaneous live HD-SDI sources w/embedded audio in any combination of HD and SD format. 1 HDMI port can be used in place of one HD-SDI source for 1 HDMI, 3 HD-SDI total.

Audio InputsUse any compatible USB audio interface with your laptop for optional professional audio I/O (Focusrite, MOTU, M-Audio etc).
MediaUp to 1000 multi-source inputs including video/audio files, PowerPoint (Microsoft Office Req.), DVD, graphics, streams, desktop apps, titles, live social media. Network sources limited only by bandwidth. No artificial DDR players, all imported clips are live and ready to play.
TransitionsCut, Fade, Zoom, Wipe, Slide, Fly, CrossZoom, FlyRotate, Cube, CubeZoom, VerticalWipe, VirtualSlide, Merge and two custom Stinger channels.
Mix/EffectsEach input includes 5 "Multi View" overlay channels to create complex Mix/Effects. Add logo bugs, lower thirds, titles, text in combinations to create compelling productions.
Downstream Keyers4 DSKs / overlays with individual transitions, alpha channel and custom scaling/positioning.
Image AdjustmentColor Correct, Deinterlace, Sharpen, Zoom, Rotate, Pan and Crop any input in real time. All effects are processed in 4:4:4 32bit color space for optimal video quality.
Audio MixerIndependent control and monitoring of all audio sources with Mute, Solo, Follow (Auto Mixing), Delay, EQ, Compressor and Gain.
Virtual Sets5 built-in sets with full motion camera presets and high quality GPU-based chroma key. Easily build your own virtual set using standard tools
Desktop captureIncluded screen capture from local/remote PC-Mac sources
Instant ReplaySingle camera instant replay system built in with continuous recording and playback.
ControllersIncludes standard keyboard and mouse control with configurable shortcuts/macros. Optional vMix Control Surface available. Built in Web Controller can be used to control vMix from any web connected device on the local network. MIDI supported.
Social MediaIntegrated application for live or queued insertion of Facebook, Twitter or IRC feeds. Approve and control content from any web-connected device
OutputSimultaneous record, stream and output to multiple formats/resolutions
Video Outputs2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 1x HDMI, video output ports on laptop can also be used for output where available.
RecordingAVI, MP4, MPEG-2, MOV and MXF for both Program and ISO recordings with a variety of compression formats available.
Live StreamingRTMP streaming to any CDN including USTREAM, Twitch, DaCast, YouTube and more
MultiviewLive multiviewer output to secondary display or HD-SDI with configurable layouts and titles, audio meters and tally display.
Supported Live
Video Formats
2160P (4K), 1080P, 1080i, 720p and SD Multi Format capable.
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 frame rates supported.

vMix Interface

Preview Inputs - Cameras, Videos, Graphics Live Streaming
Program Audio Mixer MultiCorder - ISO Recording
Fullscreen Output Recording PlayList Automation
T-Bar SDI Output Audio Mixer and Overlay controls


Connection Diagram
vMix Thunder Connections Diagram

4 HD-SDI Ports

4 bi-directional 3G HD-SDI Connections.

RCA Audio Monitor

RCA stereo audio output monitoring


HDMI v1.4 Input & Output

DB-25 Audio Port

For professional XLR audio output when used with breakout cable (NOT included)

Two Thunderbolt Ports

One Thunderbolt port for connection to laptop & an additional Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining

The vMix Thunder supports up to 4 channels.

Example Connection Configurations:

  • 4x HD-SDI Inputs
  • 3x HD-SDI Inputs, 1x HD-SDI Output
  • 2x HD-SDI Inputs, 2x HD-SDI Outputs
  • 3x HD-SDI Inputs, 1x HDMI Input
  • 1x HDMI Input, 1x HDMI Output, 1x HD-SDI Input, 1x HD-SDI Output

As can be seen above while there are 6 video ports available, only 4 can be used at the same time.

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