HDSPARK
Real-Time Editing With HDMI Output
HDSPARK is the ideal cost-effective solution for tapeless editing or working in your file-based, networked environment. HDSPARK's embedded HDMI audio and separate stereo RCA jacks give you the ability to preview full-resolution projects in real-time, using affordable HDMI monitors. HDSPARK comes with a full version of EDIUS Pro 7 nonlinear editing software (a standalone version is also available).
  • HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from EDIUS NLE software (EDIUS not included with standalone model)
  • Embedded HDMI audio output and separate RCA jacks for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed and more
  • Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect ratio, and frame rate conversion and output — including 16:9 to 4:3 and NTSC to PAL
  • New GPU-accelerated 3D transitions
  • Real-time editing performance increases as CPU power increases
Note: Some of the features above are available only with EDIUS Pro 7, which is not included in the standalone version of HDSPARK.

Note: For Windows 8/8.1 use with EDIUS Pro 7, EDIUS v7.21b1530 update is required. For Windows 8/8.1 use with EDIUS Neo 3.5, Neo  3.55b3480 update is required.
Bus Interface
PCI Express Rev. 1.0a x1 lane

Video Formats (Output) (HDMI)
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080p23.98
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Output Connector
HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)

Audio Formats
LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit

Audio Output Connectors
  • HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • Monitor: 1x stereo RCA (unbalanced)

Power Requirements
+12V: 0.05A, +3.3V: 0.9A

Physical Dimensions
68.9 x 97 mm (2.71 x 3.82 in.) (HxW)

Regulatory Compliance
CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick

Minimum System Requirements
CPU
Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU. Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multicore CPUs are recommended). SSSE3 (Supplementary SSE3) instruction set support required.

Memory
  • 1 GB RAM minimum (4 GB or more recommended)
  • Requirements for RAM and video memory vary depending on the project format. For SD/HD projects: 4 GB or more RAM recommended.


Hard Disk
  • 6 GB of hard disk space is required for installation (including third-party software)
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 RPM or faster is necessary for video storage:
    • Available HDD disc space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for HD resolution editing

PCI Bus
  • One free PCI Express x1 bus slot

Graphics Card
A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 (32-bit), Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
  • For 10-bit SD editing: 1 GB or more recommended
  • For HD editing: 2 GB or more recommended

Sound Card
A sound card with WDM driver support is required

DVD-ROM Drive
Required for software installation
Blu-ray Disc writer, DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required when creating Blu-ray Discs or DVDs

Internet Connection
Required for software license activation

Operating System
HDSPARK with EDIUS:
  • Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
HDSPARK Standalone:
  • Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (SP2 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit)
HDSPARK is available in two different configurations:
  • HDSPARK with EDIUS: This model includes a complete copy of EDIUS Pro 7 nonlinear editing software.
Note: This configuration requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit).

  • HDSPARK Standalone: This model features only the HDSPARK board without our EDIUS nonlinear editing software. This version is ideal for current users of EDIUS.
Note: This hardware-only configuration works with Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista (SP2 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit), and Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit).
Package Contents (HDSPARK with EDIUS)
  • HDSPARK (HSX-E1) PCI Express x1 bus card
  • EDIUS Pro 7 software installation disc set (DVD-ROM)
  • Hardware setup manual
Note: This configuration requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit).

Package Contents (HDSPARK standalone)
  • HDSPARK (HSX-E1) PCI Express x1 bus card
  • Hardware setup manual
Note: This hardware-only configuration works with Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista (SP2 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit), and Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit).
November 22, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. November 22, 2011 — With each new release, Grass Valley™ EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software continues to get better and better, and more popular with editors the world over. The latest version (6.06), adds significant increases in system performance and valuable new third-party compatibility that make an editor's job faster and more efficient.

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