updated 09:05 am EDT, Wed May 21, 2003
today announced that its SDIsland DV-to-SDI converter with separate AES/EBU audio will be available as a self-assembly kit in early July. The SDIsland converts DV over 1394 to SDI with separate AES/EBU audio. The device features both 6-pin and 4-pin 1394 inputs, dual SDI outputs, 1394 bus power and a portable DC power adapter inputs: "Customers assembling this simple enclosure kit themselves can save hundreds of dollars off the suggested retail price. In less than ten minutes, virtually any user can have a complete, high tech looking, high performance DV over 1394 to SDI converter with extracted, re-clocked, re-synched AES/EBU audio." The kit is $800 with an extra $50 discount being offered through the end of May for all pre-orders.