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Test Bench:Apple Power Mac G5
$2,999 Apple 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 996-1010 www.apple.com The most exciting development in desktop computing in a very long time is 64-bit processors. Notice we didn't say "processing." As of this writing, 64-bit applications are still few and far between. Still, the new hardware is here today and, for the Mac, it...
Maxtor One Touch:External Hard Drive Review
$350 Maxtor Corporation 500 McCarthy Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 894-5000 www.maxtor.com Remember when $600 was a good price on a 13GB Seagate Barracuda A/V hard disk? Analog MJPEG capture rates needed 10,000 rpm drives that sounded like Everglades fan boats and were hot enough that the kids could use your PC as an Easy...
Dedicated to the Edit
When you only want to edit and edit fast, you might consider a Video Editing Appliance. Video editing appliances (VEA) are dedicated and proprietary devices specifically designed for video editing. They are self-contained units about the size and shape of a VCR, although they share more in common with a...
Turnkey Video Editing Systems
I was a little surprised when my Aunt Betsy ambushed me at Cousin Tia's wedding, announcing that she wanted to buy a video editing system. She still uses 110 film and finds automobiles "upsettingly modern." But when she mentioned that it was for my 18-year-old cousin Scooter, who is...
Test Bench:Medea Firefly 2/240 FireWire Hard Drives
$699 Medea Corporation 26707 Agoura Rd Calabasas, CA 91302 (888) 296-3332 www.avid.com/US/resources/medea FireWire drives have become much more common in video editors' workspaces over the last few years as bridge chips and hard drives have finally evolved to deliver the high data transfer speeds required to handle video well. Medea's FireFly solution is a quick...
Test Bench:Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Collection Capture Card
$1,499 Matrox Video Products Group 1055 St-Rgis Blvd Dorval, QC H9P 2T4, Canada (514) 822-6000 www.matrox.com It's a great time to be a video editor. Think of it: all of the major hardware manufacturers are racing to bring real-time, no-rendering-needed, professional-quality digital editing power to the desktop computer for less than what you'd have expected...
Mass Video Storage Drive: Maxtor OneTouch External Hard Drive
Remember when $600 was a good price on a 13GB Seagate Barracuda A/V hard disk? Analog MJPEG capture rates needed 10,000 rpm drives that sounded like Everglades' fan boats and were hot enough that the kids could use your PC as an Easy Bake oven when you captured video....
Video Equipment Review: Bella DV Keyboard with Jog/Shuttle Controller
A lot of cool products come through our front doors. Some are complex and some are expensive. Bella Corporation's new DV Keyboard is neither. In essence, the DV Keyboard is a full-featured, programmable keyboard with a jog/shuttle dial for video editing. Even more, the keyboard comes with a sticker...