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Grass Valley HDSPARK PCI Express Card

B&H # GRHDS Mfr # 600353

Availability Details

This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Use with EDIUS v5 Software
  • PCI Express Card
  • HDMI Output
  • Embedded Audio
  • For File-Based, Networked Environments
  • Real-Time Output
  • Advanced Features & Effects

The HDSPARK PCI Express Card from Grass Valley is a PCI card that offers nonlinear editing functionality in a PCI Express form factor. It is designed for use with existing EDIUS v5 software installations.

This card is designed for file-based, networked environments that require real-time output of projects on HDMI monitors. It offers full-resolution monitor preview of your work with embedded HDMI audio and separate stereo RCA jacks for audio monitoring.

It is designed to manage standard- or high-definition video. Advanced features include unlimited video, audio, title, graphics layers, and real-time effects.

This card offers HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from EDIUS nonlinear editing software
Embedded HDMI audio output and separate RCA jacks are available for audio monitoring
Video and audio output stays in sync with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
Edit any mix of SD- and HD-resolution video content in real time
It works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed, and more
Advanced features include: real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect-ratio, and frame-rate conversion & output, including conversion of 16:9 to 4:3 and NTSC to PAL
It offers new, GPU-accelerated, 3D transitions
Real-time editing performance increases as CPU power increases
This unit supports newer, file-based formats, including Infinity, JPEG 2000, XDCAM & XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
It is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista
Specifications Bus Interface:
PCI Express Rev. 1.0a x1 lane

Video Formats (Output) (HDMI):
1920 x 1080i50/59.94
1920 x 1080p23.98
1280 x 720p50/59.94
720 x 480i59.94
720 x 576i50
720 x 480p59.94
720 x 576p50

Video Output Connector:
HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)

Audio Formats:

LPCM 48kHz 24-bit

Audio Output Connectors:

HDMI LPCM 8-channel
Monitor: 1x stereo RCA (unbalanced)

System Requirements
  • Intel or AMD CPU with a 3GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended - minimum SSE2 instruction set required)
  • 1GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
  • One free PCI Express x1 slot
  • 800MB or more space required for software installation
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 rpm or faster capable of sustaining at least 20 MB/s data transfer
  • Available HDD disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
  • A RAID stripe set of two or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output
  • A graphics card with at least 256MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required (PixelShader Model 4.0 or later recommended)
  • Sound card with WDM driver support required
  • DVD-ROM for software installation
  • DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive for creating DVD-Video with DVD Creator
  • Free USB port (1.1 or higher) for security key
  • Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later, 32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32- or 64-bit), including the following operating systems: Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Ultimate
Standards CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick
Power +12V, 0.05A, +3.3V: 0.9A
Dimensions (HxW) 2.71 x 3.82" (68.9 x 97mm)
Grass Valley HDSPARK PCI Express Card
  • HDSPARK (HSX-E1) PCI Express x1 Bus Card
  • Hardware Setup Manual
  • One-Year Limited Warranty

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    Grass ValleyHDSPARK PCI Express Card

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    Great card for the money

    By CVP

    from Kensington, CT

    About Me Business Owner

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    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality


      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Grass Valley HDSPARK PCI Express Card:

      Works great, very good quality.

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