Miglia Technology is debuting a new version of its A/D video converter, Director’s Cut ‘Take 2’ at IBTS, the national video show being held in Milano, Italy, this week.
Director’s Cut enables users of analogue style camcorders (think pre-DV) or VCRs to capture video directly to the hard drive of a Mac or Wintel system over a FireWire connection using a capture/editing application. Internally, Director’s Cut ‘Take 2’ has also undergone some changes with the addition of new and improved hardware compression chips, according to Ian Matthews, managing director of Miglia Technology.
“Additional components designed to reduce artifacts that may be generated during the capture and conversion of the video stream have also been added,” he said. “The quality was good before and with the new enhancements it is now even better, rivaling systems costing a lot more.”
Following continued strong demand from PC users and owners of older Macs, Miglia Director’s Cut PCI will continue to be available, Matthews said. This version of the product includes a 3-port FireWire card in the package for older computer models.
Miglia is also announcing a sister product to Director’s Cut ‘Take 2’ called Media-Bank, which will come in a matching aluminum case and contains a FireWire 100GB hard drive using second generation chip/board set capable of sustained 34MB/sec throughput.
The Miglia products are compatible with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X on the following Macs: Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8200, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600 and clones (with a FireWire card); PowerMac G3 Beige; PowerMac G3 Blue & White; and PowerMac G4. Both products should ship later this month.