If you’re a pro digital video editor concerned about your hardware’s compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” you might be happy to know that Melbourne, Australia-based
Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. and AJA Video Systems Inc. have announced the Kona SD video card is fully Mac OS X 10.2 compatible.
The Kona SD is a PCI-based QuickTime video card for the Mac that works in 10-bit uncompressed video with six channels of AES/EBU digital audio. It supports a variety of special effects in real-time as well. What’s more, the company said that Kona SD takes “full advantage” of Jaguar’s Quartz Extreme technology.
Mac OS X 10.2 is fully supported by Kona SD 2.1, which is available now to all registered Kona SD users for free. In fact, Blackmagic is so certain that you’ll appreciate the difference, they’re recommending their Kona SD customers upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2 as soon as possible. Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty explained.
“Incredible antialiasing, super fast system boot up, and the amazing Quartz Extreme are just a few reasons why this is a must have upgrade. The Kona SD has been shipping on OS X since January, and our experience shows with immediate compatibility,” Petty said.
The Kona SD is available for US$3,295.