Digital Voodoo has introduced HD | Vengeance, a new 10-bit HD SDI broadcast design card for the Mac. The card features two 10-bit HD-SDI outputs and one HD-SDI input. It also features a Standard Definition (SD) SDI downconverter, making it possible for users to view HD and SD pictures simultaneously.
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Digital Voodoo said that HD | Vengeance works with all High Definition design applications for the Macintosh; the card can operate in uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link video in YUV colorspace.
The HD | Vengeance’s HD SDI outputs and inputs are BNC, as is the SD output. The card can work in either 1080i or 1080PsF modes, and features cross platform codecs. It can function as a second Mac monitor when not being used to view real-time uncompressed playback, and sports video output preview capabilities for Adobe After Effects and Discreet Combustion. It also has 16-bit colorspace support for After Effects. A built-in safe generator helps compensate if the applications you use don’t have that capability, and a video genlock allows the card to be locked to station reference.
The HD | Vengeance is compatible with Xserves and Power Mac G4 867MHz dual processor systems or higher. Either will run full 10-bit capture and playback up to 1080i/29.97. Dual link 4:4:4:4 operation only works on the Xserve, however.
HD | Vengeance is shipping now from authorized Digital Voodoo resellers, and it comes bundled with Media Transfer, a capture and insertion software application that works with RS-422-based digital tape decks. The suggested retail price is US$11,995.