Fastware.net has begun accepting pre-orders for their upcoming product, the SDIsland DV to SDI (Serial Digital Interface) converter with AES/EBU digital audio, which provides both Mac and Windows support. The SDIsland is scheduled to be available in mid-December, and initial supplies will be limited, according to M.J. Schultz of Fastware.
The SDIsland converts an IEEE 1394 (that’s FireWire to most of us) digital video data stream to SDI format, while also delivering 48 KHz AES digital audio, he added. The portable external device can be powered off a FireWire bus and features 4-pin and 6-pin 1394 connector inputs and a 3-pin AES audio output, along with two 75 ohm BNC SDI outputs, Schultz said. The device auto-detects PAL and NTSC.
For more info visit the Fastware Web site, click on the Navigation Menu, and choose theSDIsland option.