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 October 21st

Mon,9:52 PM
Apple Q4 Earnings Sliced And Diced
8:21 PM
Apple Q4 MacBook Sales Hit Record Breaking Numbers, Jump 25 Percent
7:45 PM
Here’s What Apple Wants to Achieve With Apple Pay
7:33 PM
How Apple’s Tim Cook Explained Away Poor iPad Sales
6:31 PM
Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support
5:59 PM
China Holds Huge Potential for Apple with First Time iPhone Buyers
5:16 PM
Apple Teases Future Plans for Beats
5:02 PM
Apple Posts a Record September Quarter - $42.1 Billion Revenue, $8.5 Billion Earnings
4:45 PM
How-to Set Up and Add Credit Cards to Apple Pay
1:32 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-20
1:19 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, Camera Roll, More
11:49 AM
Spotify Announces Family Plans
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!