Digital Voodoo Upgrades D1 Desktop Software
version offers 64-bit color, adds increased support for Final Cut Pro reference
Digital Voodoo, a maker
of video editing boards for the Mac, has updated its software for its D1 Desktop
64 line to version 4.9. The new version now supports full 16-bit RGB (or 64 bits
per pixel) for uncompressed 8- or 10-bit video to be passed back to applications
that support the 64 bit per pixel format in QuickTime. Uncompressed 10-bit video
from the SDI input is now translated to 16 bits per channel RGB color space.
Other new features include:
- Added full RGB+Alpha key
playback to the D1 Desktop 64 series cards. This allows designers to work in RGB
using the QuickTime "None" compressor at millions of colors and then
play on the D1 Desktop without rendering to the codec, so files can be played
with live key output on the D1 Desktop 64 and D1 Desktop 64 Lite models.
- Full bandwidth dual link
4:4:4:4 can be output into other systems, such as Discreet's flame. RGBA files
can also be rendered on Windows systems and copied to a D1 Desktop system for
- Files can be kept in computer-native
RGB color space and then played at any time, without requiring a special render
to the Digital Voodoo codec before they can be played out.
- Media Transfer 1.6 is included
and adds increased support for Final Cut Pro reference movies and is now fully
automatic in setup for frame-accurate output to tape, as well as capture. This
eliminates any deck control settings that were previously required to get frame-accurate
Digital Voodoo manufactures
the D1 Desktop series of PCI QuickTime cards. The newest model, the D1 Desktop
128HD, offers full, uncompressed HDTV support, as well as standard-definition
formats. We'll be meeting with Digital Voodoo at Macworld and will bring you further
details when they become available. For
more information, visit http://www.digitalvoodoo.net.
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