today announced HD|Fury, a high definition capture and playback card. Designed for the Mac, the new card is aimed at professional video editors and others who need high definition video capture and playback capabilities. Digital Voodoo plans to show off the new card at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference next week.
The HD|Fury sports 1 HD SDI input, 1 HD SDI output, 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio and simultaneous SD SDI downconversion. It also features a built in “safe area” generator to help you compensate with applications that don’t include such a function, and also has video genlock, so you can lock the HD|Fury to station reference.
Mac OS X compatible, the HD|Fury works with HD-compatible design and editing applications like Final Cut Pro. The device sports fully digital SMPTE 292 10 bit HD-SDI input and output, and can display real-time uncompressed 10 bit QuickTime playback. You can select 1080i or 1080 PsF modes, and the card will also function as a second Mac monitor when not in use for playback. A video output preview feature is supported for applications like Adobe After Effects and Discrete Combustion. 16 bit colorspace is also supported for After Effects.
The HD|Fury also ships bundled with Media Transfer, an application that enables users to do frame-accurate video capture and insertion using RS-422-controllable digital tape decks.
Now available from Digital Voodoo “Master Resellers,” the HD|Fury is priced at US$11,995. Digital Voodoo will be demonstrating HD|Fury at NAB 2003 (Booth SL-2431) in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 7 – 10, 2003.