NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI launched

Posted on Monday, April 24 2006 @ 19:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI solution, the new flagship product in the Company's line of fully integrated graphics-to-video solutions. NVIDIA and its many partners will demonstrate a number of standardized broadcast solutions during NAB2006 in Las Vegas, April 24-28, including the delivery of uncompressed SDI output to create real-time 3D for broadcast.

Quadro FX 5500 SDI "The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI solution is at the heart of our real-time 3D solutions for broadcast," said Christian Huber, Head of Operations at Vizrt, Austria. "We rely on color accuracy and exceptional visual quality to deliver truly memorable effects, letting our customers get their messages across instantly."

NVIDIA Quadro SDI products generate and output standard and high-definition television content in real time and can enhance live broadcast programming with a range of content—from 3D effects to full-blown virtual sets for news, sports, and weather. The latest generation NVIDIA Quadro 5500 SDI solution includes 1GB of dedicated graphics memory and leverages the most powerful programmable graphics processing unit available.

Also showcased at NAB2006 are the NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 solutions, the latest mid-range offerings to support HD Video output. Both products allow users to preview content in real time on an HD confidence monitor and feature 256MB of onboard graphics memory with dual-link support to drive the new ultra-high resolution (WQXGA) 30" panels, which are quickly gaining popularity with HD video editors. HD is transforming the film, video and broadcast industries, and these new NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions are designed to help users rapidly transition from SD to HD.

NVIDIA Quadro SDI solutions output uncompressed SDI in 2K, HD or SD formats on Windows and Linux and have been certified, qualified, or integrated by a number of independent software vendors serving the broadcast industry, including Adobe, ASSIMILATE, Autodesk, Brainstorm, DaVinci, IRIDAS, Nixus, Nucoda, PVI, Sonic Solutions, Sportvision, Ultimatte, Vizrt and Weather Central.

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