Firecoder Blu Graphic Card

by Martin Lee on November 27, 2008

Firecoder Blu Graphic Card

This graphic card from Thomson is based on SpursEngine chip, same technology using in Playstation 3. The chip contains a hardware encoder and decoder for MPEG2 and MPEG4 AVC/H.264 video, it can transcode AVCHD, a common format used in consumer high-definition camcorders, to and from MPEG2 at up to 5 times faster than real time. For now It works with Windows XP and Vista, it costs ¥52,290 (US$539). It will be available in the U.S. in December for $599. [Engadget]

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