plans to use next week’s NAB 2003 conference in Las Vegas to debut its new HD|Lust, a Mac-compatible video capture and playback card aimed at video professionals, digital filmmakers and others working in High Definition (HD) formats.
The HD|Lust is a full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 HD card. It features 2 HD SDI inputs, 2 HD SDI outputs, 1 SD SDI output, 12 channels of AES/EBU digital audio and simultaneous SD SDI downconversion. It provides full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 or 4:2:2:4 video input and output.
Calling HD|Lust the first HD card “to bring true film quality HD to Mac OS X,” Digital Voodoo product manager Matt Dowling said his company’s forthcoming card will be a good match for filmmakers and television producers looking to use Sony’s recently announced HDCAM SR series.
The HD|Lust will operate in either 1080i or 1080PsF formats, and functions as a second Mac monitor when it’s not being used to display real-time uncompressed playback. It also sports video output preview modes for Adobe After Effects and Discreet Combustion, along with 16 bit colorspace support for After Effects. A built in safe area generator works for applications that don’t include this function, and HD|Lust provides video genlock capabilities.
Although Digital Voodoo plans to demonstrate HD|Lust at NAB 2003, the company said that the new card won’t start to ship until SIGGRAPH 2003, which is scheduled to happen in late July. The company did not offer pricing information on the new card.
NAB 2003 runs from April 7 – 10, 2003. Look for Digital Voodoo in booth SL-2431.