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Digital Voodoo Ships HD Cards

Iridium, Vengeance support Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Digital Voodoo today announced two new high-definition boards for the Macintosh. These include the HD | Iridium XP, a broadcast design card, and the HD | Vengeance, a dual-output HD capture and playback board. Both are available now for Mac OS X.

The HD | Iridium XP is a high-definition output-only broadcast design card featuring two 10-bit SDI outputs, as well as a standard-definition SDI downconverter. It's targeted toward broadcast designers working in HD and supports all HD-capable applications on the Mac. It allows users to work in uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link in YUV colorspace. It includes two 10-bit BNC HD SDI outputs and one 10-bit BNC SD SDI output.


The HD | Vengeance has all of the features of the HD | Iridium XP, as well as one 10-bit BNC HD SDI input. Both cards also feature 10-bit simultaneous SD and HD key support; real-time, uncompressed 10 bit QuickTime playback; cross-platform codecs; selectable for 1080i and 1080PsF; extended desktop support when not in use for real-time, uncompressed playback; video output preview for Adobe After Effects and Discreet Combustion; 16-bit colorspace support for Adobe After Effects; built-in safe area generator; and video genlock.

Both cards are available now for Mac OS X running on a dual 867 MHz G4 or better and are fully compatible with Apple's Xserve machines. The broadcast design board HD | Iridium XP sells for $7,995. The HD | Vengeance sells for $11,995. For more information, visit http://www.digitalvoodoo.net.


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, 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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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