Aurora Video Systems
has released its PipePro SDI Card, a video editing and capture card specifically aimed at Apple’s RT Extreme Engine and Final Cut Pro.
The PipePro SDI Card is specifically aimed at “prosumers” and professionals looking for a 10-bit video capture and editing solution without having to interface through FireWire first to do so. The card features and SDI input, making it possible to connect to a DigiBeta deck, with two SDI outputs that can connect directly to an external video monitor and to a digital deck controlled through the card’s RS-422 port.
The PipePro is a QuickTime-based solution, so no additional third-party software is necessary to preview video in applications, other than Final Cut Pro. It also provides real-time preview compatibility with software like Adobe After Effects and Discreet Combustion.
The PipePro can output analog video simultaneously via composite, S-Video and YUV connections, so you can lay off content to analog decks and so forth. The card also provides a genlock input to sync to studio equipment.
The PipePro outputs two channels of 24-bit 48kHz analog audio and also sports four channels of 48kHz SPDIF (AES/EBU compatible) digital audio I/O. It supports up to eight channels of 48kHz audio embedded in the SDI inputs and outputs as well.
Expect to see the PipePro hit the streets in February, 2004 for US$799.