updated 12:30 pm EDT, Thu October 20, 2005
KONA LHe for new G5s
today announced the KONA LHe, a new PCI Express version of the popular KONA LH. Identical in feature set to the KONA LH released one month ago, the KONA LHe is a 10-bit uncompressed video capture card that supports editing on the new PCI Express Power Macs with Final Cut Studio. The card provides a single-card HD/SD analog and digital I/O solution, offering CD/HD/Analogy connections, HDV/DVCProHD/RT Extreme hardware acceleration, 10-bit hardware HD to SD down-conversion, 2-channel AES and 8-channel Embedded Audio, and 2-channel Balanced XLR analog audio. KONA LHe will ship worldwide on October 31st for $1,800. KONA LHe, which ships with a three-year warranty, has the same feature set as the KONA LH, but with the new high-performance PCI Express bus interface for use in Apple's new line of Power Macs.