announced that their new KONA 2 SD, HD and dual link HD capture card fully supports Apple’s new DVCPRO HD codec in Final Cut Pro HD, which was announced at NAB2004.
Kona 2 enables Apple’s new DVCPRO HD format to be used with any HD-SDI source including existing HD decks such as Panasonic D5, Sony HDCAM and HDCAM SR. The DVCPRO HD codec allows online quality at significantly smaller file sizes and disk requirements. The DVCPRO codec supports both the 720p and 1080i HD formats. Developed in close cooperation with Apple, Kona 2 can capture and output DVCPRO HD media to HD-SDI. Additionally, Kona 2’s hardware performs part of the DVCPRO HD processing – freeing up the CPU’s for more effects power when outputting to HD-SDI.
With HD post-production on the desktop, editors have amazing power at significantly reduced cost, making HD accessible to more post-production facilities. This is an exciting combination for professional HD production.