Formac Electronic Inc. announced the release of TiVeRon, a free software download for its studio dv/tv product. TiVeRon adds TiVo-like digital video recording (DVR) capabilities to Macs equipped with the studio dv/tv.
A native Cocoa application developed for Mac OS X, TiVeRon enables studio dv/tv users to watch television channels with their media converter, as well as schedule and record TV shows ahead of time. What’s more, they can do so remotely, commanding the device from other computers over the Internet or the local area network using the TiVeRon Scheduler application.
The US$399 studio dv/tv is a FireWire-based peripheral designed to capture video at NTSC resolution at 30 frames per second. The system comes equipped with composite and S-video inputs as well as a 75 ohm antenna jack on the back suitable for a cable or antenna signal. The built-in TV tuner can recognize up to 125 channels and plays them back at variable screen sizes.
Formac said that TiVeRon will work Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” and is also shipping with new studio dv/tv’s immediately. It’s also available as a free download for existing users.