Accom Affinity is a multi-platform non-linear editor. On the Mac side, users can choose between a G3 and a G4 as their base hardware. It includes Abekas 3D DVE, a frame-based, sub-pixel, anti-aliased, real-time 3D digital video effects program. It includes features like X, Y and Z axis rotations with perspective, scaling and z-axis positioning and location; mosaics, multipix, image blur, page turns; fully adaptive horizontal and vertical filtering; fully positionable drop shadows with opacity, independent softness and matte color adjustments; and picture borders with independent softness.
The DveousFX option provides additional real-time Dveous effects, including: page turns, wave, barrel, sphere, 3D page turns with shading, 3D page rolls, 3D quad page turns, 3D quad page rolls, 3D sphere, 3D circular ripple, 3D longitudinal ripple, swirls, 3D horizontal cylinder and concentric ringsall with lighting effects, textures and drop shadow.
On the hardware side, Affinity offers either digital or analog I/O options. Digital I/O includes digital SMPTE 259M video and key I/O and AES/EBU audio I/O. Analog I/O includes composite, S (Y,C) and Component video inputs and outputs and balanced and unbalanced analog audio I/O and monitor speaker outputs. It also includes several choices for storage, including a dual-channel LVD SCSI port that provides 144 GB of storage and sustained data rates of 80 MB per second.
Prices for Affinity systems vary widely according to options selected. For more information, visit http://www.accom.com. Information about a demonstration is available at http://www.accom.com/affinity/demo.html.
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