Digital Voodoo Inc. has started shipping three new D1 video cards for the Mac, each with 4:4:4:4 video output, six channels of AES/EBU digital audio and a 64-bit PCI interface. The new line includes the D1 Desktop 64, D1 Desktop 64 Lite and D1 Desktop 64AV uncompressed 10 bit SMPTE 259M SDI QuickTime video cards. The D1 Desktop 64 series become the only QuickTime cards on the Mac platform to include full 10-bit capture to disk.
The D1 Desktop 64AV is a completely new model, optimized for editing with applications such as Apple's Final Cut Pro. This new model includes powerful audio features instead of the key output that the D1 Desktop 64 and D1 Desktop 64 Lite models introduce. The D1 Desktop 64AVŐs audio features include six channels of AES/EBU digital audio input and output at 16, 20 and 24 bits. The sample rate is 48 KHz. Support in the first shipment will be limited to two channels of audio owing to limitations in QuickTime 4.1, which the company says will be addressed shortly.
The new D1 Desktop 64 series marks a major upgrade to the previous D1 Desktop series. All models include a new 64-bit PCI interface. Also included on the D1 Desktop 64 and D1 Desktop 64 Lite (output only) models is a new dual-channel video output. Video can be selected to be either video and video, video and alpha key or full dual link 4:4:4:4.
All models are shipping now. The D1 Desktop 64AV retails at US$3,995. The D1 Desktop 64 sells for $3,995. The D1 Desktop 64 Lite sells for $1,495. All the cards can be used to power second monitor when not being used for video editing.
For more information, visit http://www.digitalvoodoo.net.
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