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Aurora Drops Prices on IgniterX Capture Cards

New dongle-only SDI upgrade added to lineup By Dave Nagel
Aurora Video Systems has reduced the prices for its IgniterX line of video capture cards. IgniterX cards support Mac OS X and are compatible with QuickTime-based applications, including Apple's recently released Final Cut Pro 4.

According to Aurora, prices on IgniterX boards have been cut by almost 50 percent. Products in the lineup include:

  • IgniterX Pro, with support for Betacam, Betacam SP, analog I/O from Digibeta decks, now sells for $2,999;
  • IgniterX SDI, which supports the capture and playback of SDI video, now sells for $2,999;
  • IgniterX Studio, which combines the features of IgniterX Pro and IgniterX SDI, now sells for $3,999.

In addition, Aurora has also launched a new dongle-only upgrade for IgniterX, which provides the functionality of the SDI option without the breakout box. It sells for $999. Upgrades from IgniterX to IgniterX Pro or IgniterX SDI have also been reduced to $1,499. Upgrades from the older Igniter systems to IgniterX are available for free. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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