today introduced a new high definition capture and playback card for the Macintosh called the HD Fury. The card features 1 HD SDI input, 1 HD SDI output and 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio with simultaneous SD SDI downconversion.
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Digital Voodoo said the new HD Fury card is compatible with all Mac High Definition design and editing applications, including Apple’s Final Cut Pro 3 software. The card enables users to work with uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 video in YUV colorspace.
Digital Voodoo product manager Matt Dowling explained that the HD Fury card supports simultaneous SD SDI downconversion to 8 channels of digital audio through an audio breakout box called “The Junction.”
“The HD Fury can handle dual stream HD as well as a programmable interface. This allows seamless updates to the card’s features through a simple installer download for future enhancements such as RT color correction. Put simply, the HD Fury provides the most versatile, cost effective and best image quality available on the Mac,” said Dowling.
The HD Fury sports features including:
Fully digital SMPTE 292/296 10 bit SDI Input and Output
Real-time uncompressed 10 bit QuickTime playback without any kind of video compression
Can be selected to operate in 1080i and 1080 PsF television systems
Future support for 720p
Functions as a second Mac monitor when not in use for real-time uncompressed playback
Simultaneous SD SDI downconversion
Programmable interface for future updates
8 Channels of AES/EBU Digital audio 48khz to 96khz through “The Junction” audio breakout box
Built-in safe area generator helps when using applications that don’t include this function
Video genlock, which allows HD Fury to be locked to station reference
Digital Voodoo expects to ship the HD Fury in the second quarter of 2002. The product carries a suggested retail price of US$11,995. The HD Fury comes bundled with Digital Voodoo’s own Media Transfer application, which enables frame-accurate capture and insertion from and to an RS-422 controllable digital tape deck.