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Grass Valley Announces Software Upgrade for Turbo iDDR

Turbo iDDR (Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder) now shipping with updated software (version 2.2) (November 15, 2005)

The Grass Valley Turbo iDDR (Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder) has found a home in a wide variety of live event systems as well as fixed media facilities that are reducing their reliance on videotape for A/V presentations.

The new enhancements include operational improvements as well as support for the HDV-2 format, expanded QuickTime import features, and an Ethernet Socket interface for the AMP protocol.

This software will be pre-installed on new Turbo unit shipments, and will be available as a free update for units that have already shipped. Existing Turbo owners can contact their reseller or visit the Turbo Web site to get information on how to obtain the update.

With the new upgrade, Turbo users will now be able to load HDV-2 material via FireWire from Sony HDV camcorders and VTRs or HDV files from NLE systems. Turbo already supported JVC’s HDV-1 format. Users will also be able to import Quick Time H.264-encoded HD content and using the Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) over the new Ethernet Socket interface, developers can more easily control a Turbo with the Ethernet protocol from non-PC devices.

The Turbo iDDR is a new class of VTR replacement that leverages the digital storage, networking, and media-management capabilities of Grass Valley’s Emmy award-winning Profile video servers. It’s like having a complete AV Center in one small package.

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