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Imagine Graphics add two HD PC decoder cards to range

Imagine Graphics, specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems, have announced the addition of two new premium high definition (HD) enabled PC decoder cards to its roster.
The Gemini-1 and Gemini-2 Universal Media Cards, developed and manufactured by US vendor, Visual Circuits Corp, are now available from the UK distributor, Imagine Graphics Ltd. End-user prices are £1175.00 + VAT and £1625.00 + VAT respectively.
Both Gemini cards are universal media processors, which can decode HD and SD media and transcode from one format to the other. The Gemini-2 takes the technology to the next application level as it is the first HD multi-channel MPEG decoder card available on the market, which allows users to run both channels in frame-accurate synch. – a feature that is essential for stereo-3D applications.
The Gemini-1 combines simultaneous 32-bit graphics and high definition video offering comprehensive capabilities for creative production and design teams whilst the Gemini-2 has been created to establish the benchmark for high definition playback.
Gemini-2 can simultaneously power two independent channels of high or standard-definition video together with 32-bit accelerated graphics. Gemini-2 offers comprehensive implementation capabilities for system design teams responsible for developing multi-channel media applications for entertainment, government, medical, merchandising and defense industries.
While conversion to high-definition is rapidly gaining momentum due to compelling HDTV and PDP/LCD display pricing, to date video content production has been limited, largely due to the increased expense associated with high definition video capture and production.
Gemini also fully supports standard definition requirements, allowing integration customers, who are not yet fully committed to high definition, a future-proof roadmap.
Programmers can develop application software around Gemini to take advantage of graphics with standard definition video now, while ensuring high definition video functionality when an organization is ready to upgrade to high definition playback in the future.
Imagine Graphics based in St. Albans, UK was established in 1992 to provide top of the range computer display technology and digital video systems.

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