The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
LaCie Announces Real-Time DV to MPEG Encoder

TMO at MWSF - LaCie Announces Real-Time DV to MPEG Encoder

by , 6:35 AM EST, January 10th, 2005

LaCie will introduce a new tool for video editors and home users to aid in DVD creation at Mac Expo this week, the company has announced.

The LaCie FastCoder is a hardware encoder that allows people to convert DV NTSC video files to MPEG-1 and/or MPEG-2 in real-time on G3-equipped Mac systems, or newer, with a native FireWire port. With the LaCie FastCoder, conventional software encoding times are reduced by two to 15 hours.

In addition to MPEG-1, users can create MPEG-2 streams that are compatible with the bundled CaptyDVD authoring software or MPEG-2 elementary streams that are compatible with Apple DVD Studio Pro.

FastCoder works with Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS 10.2.6 or greater and supports full quality DV-compatible QuickTime file exported from Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express or iMovie.

FastCoder will ship next month and will retail for US$249.

Recent Headlines - Updated August 2nd

Sun,12:02 PM
MGG 564: Wave a Minty-Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It
Sat,10:30 AM
Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller
Fri,10:00 PM
Apple Has Starring Role in New Crypto War
5:40 PM
How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X
5:00 PM
The Reason Why No Company Can Duplicate Apple’s iPhone Appeal
3:40 PM
Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and OCR Plug-In: $39.99
1:49 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-31: New Apple TV Rumors, Google Defies France
10:42 AM
Google Stands Up to France, Refuses Global “Right to be Forgotten” Order
8:56 AM
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Turning Off Reachability
Thu,6:43 PM
New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Coming in September
5:10 PM
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Released for Mac and Linux
4:51 PM
Safari Offers Longer Battery Life than Chrome or Firefox
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!