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Aurora Video Systems releases new IgniterX driver

A new series of enhancements to Aurora’s IgniterX, video capture and editing cards are designed to help postproduction professionals working with 24fps material digitize their footage more efficiently.

Aurora Video Systems has released a new driver for the company's IgniterX and IgniterX Lite video capture and editing cards.

The IgniterX family of video capture and editing cards for the Mac OS integrates with Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing software, providing integrated control over digitizing and playback drivers. The latest driver release offers users greater flexibility in working with film by providing added support for the advanced mode on Panasonic VTRs. Film production support also has been extended, offering users a choice between standard 2:3:2:3 pulldown or 2:3:3:2 pulldown in projects using NTSC 24fps content.

For systems with greater than 2GB of RAM, Aurora has optimized the reporting of the system memory in the IgniterX’s Ignition Preference pane. The new driver ensures that images are exported smoothly by the IgniterX 10 bit eXtreme codec and gives users the ability to capture PAL DV content directly to any of Apple's DV codecs; using the lower field first.

The product range begins with a base card that offers both hardware-based variable MJPEG-A compression and decompression in addition to uncompressed video. There are two available options: The Pro Upgrade includes an analog daughter card and a 2RU mountable analog breakout box, while the SDI Upgrade includes a digital daughter card and a digital 1RU mountable breakout box.

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