Panasonic and Apple announced they are working together to add FireWire (IEEE 1394) capability to new models of Panasonic’s DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD video decks. This will eliminate the need for specialized capture cards. Macintosh systems will be able to ingest full ITU-601 digital 4:2:2 video at 50Mbps and high definition video at 100Mbps via FireWire.
This post is a section from the article “NAB 2002 Roundup” published in the New York Independent Film Monitor, Vol. 7, No. 7 (May 2002)