Aurora Video Systems on Tuesday followed up its PipeSDI announcement last week by unveiling PipeHD, the company’s new video capture and editing card for HD. In an interview at NAB, Aurora CEO Darryl Hock said he sees a lot of interest this year for HD products and feels that this is the right time for PipeHD.
HD is everywhere at NAB 2004 and many content specialists are looking at different HD cards and systems for the first time. Many people still capture and edit in SD, but Hock says PipeHD is an all-purpose solution for people looking for HD now and those who are looking at HD down the road, but still need a good SD setup.
“You may not be doing it now, but this is a pretty low-cost way to get into HD,” The PipeHD opens the door to HD editing and production, offering a high-quality, 10-bit solution with excellent performance,” said Hock.
The card’s SDI input allows editors to connect directly to a DigiBeta deck, while two SDI outputs allow for a direct connection to an external video monitor. Users can monitor video through Composite, S-Video or Component analog outputs.
PipeHD will retail for $1,499.