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Digital Voodoo Ships Iridium HD

Uncompressed 10 Bit SDI Broadcast Design Card With Two Built In SDI Outputs (January 07, 2002)
Digital Voodoo of South Melbourne, Australia today announced its Iridium HD, a high definition output only broadcast design card featuring two 10 bit broadcast SDI outputs, is now shipping. Iridium HD is designed specifically for broadcast designers and graphic artists who want the flexibility of viewing their work on a high definition broadcast SDI. For those working in high definition with Adobe After Effects or Photoshop, Discreet's Combustion, Toolfarm's ColorTheory DV or Boris FX, Iridium HD offers the highest quality video output for the Macintosh.

Extremely powerful and flexible, Iridium HD is compatible with all high definition design applications for the Macintosh. Users can work with uncompressed 10 bit 4:2:2:4 or 4:4:4:4 dual link video directly in YUV colorspace.

Key Features of Iridium HD include:

  • Fully digital SMPTE 292/296 10 bit SDI output
  • Real-time uncompressed 10 bit QuickTime playback without any kind of video compression
  • Can be selected to operate in either 1080i or 720p television systems
  • Functions as a second Mac monitor when not in use for real-time uncompressed playback
  • Built-in safe area generator helps when using applications that don't include this function
  • Video genlock, allows HD Iridium to be locked to station reference

    Iridium HD is available immediately from all Digital Voodoo resellers, and is priced at $6995 US. It is bundled with Digital Voodoo's Media Transfer application. Media Transfer permits the frame accurate capture and insertion from and to RS-422 controllable digital tape deck.

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