announced at this week’s SIGGRAPH 2001 trade show in Los Angeles that its D1 Desktop 64AV is certified to work with Apple’s Final Cut Pro 2 digital video editing software. The company also said that the card works with the “Quick Silver” Power Mac G4 models introduced last month at Macworld Expo in New York, as well as the new TwinHead Nvidia-based graphics card found in the high-end dual-processor 800MHz Power Mac G4.
The D1 Desktop 64AV is an uncompressed QuickTime card for the Mac. It’s compatible with all Power Mac G3 and G4 systems, and provides 10-bit quality for paint, compositing and editing applications, according to Digital Voodoo. It is accompanied by two other offerings: the D1 Desktop 64 and the D1 Desktop 64 Lite. Digital Voodoo claims that the D1 Desktop 64 series are the only QuickTime cards on the Mac to include full 10-bit capture to disk.
The D1 Desktop 64AV is optimized for editing with Final Cut Pro. Unlike its brethren, the AV includes audio features. The D1 Desktop 64 and Lite models can also provide dual channel video output. Users can specify either video and video, video and alpha key, or full dual link 4:4:4:4 output modes.
Digital Voodoo said that all models of D1 Desktop 64 cards output as a second Mac monitor through the SDI output, enabling users to do full-frame live paint onto the broadcast monitor using apps like Adobe Photoshop. This way, artists can adjust color, field flicker, pixel aspect ratio and aliasing problems on the fly.
D1 Desktop 64AV carries a suggested retail price of US$3,495. D1 Desktop 64 costs $3,995, while D1 Desktop 64 Lite costs $1,495.