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04.16.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Aurora introduces new video capture and editing card


The PipeSDI features a 10-bit SDI input with up to eight channels of embedded audio in, and a 10-bit SDI output with eight channels of embedded audio out.

Aurora Video Systems has released its new PipeSDI video capture and editing card, designed to take full advantage of the Apple Final Cut Pro RT Extreme architecture while providing broadcast-quality audio and video inputs and outputs for editors working with SDI and digital audio material.

The PipeSDI offers 10-bit performance and seamless integration with QuickTime and the Mac OSX. It features a 10-bit SDI input with up to eight channels of embedded audio in, and a 10-bit SDI output with eight channels of embedded audio out. This could, for example, allow editors to connect to a Digital Betacam deck while connecting directly to an external video monitor and a digital deck controlled via PipeSDI's RS-422 device control port. Four channels of 24-bit digital audio I/O, each of which comprises two AES-compatible channel pairs, provide both excellent sound and broad compatibility while allowing users to work in multiple channels.

No third-party software is necessary for previewing video in applications other than Final Cut Pro. An extended Mac desktop allows users to put application windows on the NTSC/PAL output for Photoshop or other graphics applications. In addition to moving data from Final Cut Pro and putting it on-screen, Aurora Pipe cards provide real-time preview compatibility with After Effects and Discreet's Combustion. The PipeSDI also features a custom-engineered PCI interface designed specifically for the demands of working with uncompressed video on the Mac OSX Panther.

For more information, visit www.auroravideosys.com.

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