nNovia Inc., the Silicon Valley OEM manufacturer of professional Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) is now shipping QuickCapture A2D, which was announced during fall 2003, with enhanced features. QuickCapture A2D offers tapeless recording from analog or digital sources, IEEE 1394 connectivity with "edit-ready, render-free" AVI Type-2 material, and playback of source material in either analog or digital formats, according to A2D. QuickCapture A2D also is an analog/digital media converter, allowing source material in one format to be output in the other. It is available in 40GB, 60GB and 80GB models, providing up to six hours of total recording time for NTSC or PAL material.
In addition to support for both SBP-2 and AV/C protocols, up to 99 "bins" for "organize as you acquire" convenience, and compatibility with both computer-based and standalone editing systems, QuickCapture A2D has been enhanced to include support for the MOV (QuickTime) file format, which allows QuickCapture A2D to be integrated into Mac-based editing stations using Final Cut Pro software.
QuickCapture A2D also supports slow-motion playback is now available in both forward and reverse at speeds from 1/2X (half-speed) through 1/32X (less than 1 frame per second). An NTSC Brightness control has also been added to make it easier for users to view their content in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Finally, nNovia has improved their "bin" feature to include automatic mark insertion and better search capability. Marks are now inserted automatically at the start and end of every clip, while the user still retains the ability to add extra marks during the record process. Users can now move quickly from clip to clip and from mark to mark in both forward and reverse directions. QuickCapture A2D is available for immediate delivery. Pricing begins at under $1400.