at the Show
by Rick Smith (August 10, 1999)
Elsa Wireless 3D Revelator stereo gaming glasses
3D Revelator stereo gaming glasses will now be available as as a standalone product with added support for non-ELSA graphics boards with at least 16MB and an nVidia RIVA TNT, TNT2 or TNT2 Ultra chipset. The Revelator turns games into a more life-like experience because of the stereoscopic 3D visualization. Approximate MSRP are $69 for the cable tethered version and $99 for the wireless (infrared) version.
Maxtor DiamondMax 6800
The 27 GB DiamondMax Plus will be the first IDE drive to be used in NewTek's Video Toaster NT desktop video editing system which provides full uncompressed broadcast quality video capability. Uncompressed video typically takes about one gigabyte of storage for each minute of video. The system is manufactured by Consensys. The DiamondMax 6800 features a 7200 RPM spindle speed, 9.0 ms seek time and is UltraDMA 66 compatible for up to 66 MB/second data transfer rates. Maxtor's ShockBlock technology used in the drive provides excellent protection against shock. It is great to see that IDE drives now have the capability to be used in intensive video applications.
The Video Toaster NT offers a suite of tools for video creation including all essential components for video editing, compositing and 2D/3D animation. This solution is uncompressed D1 (Composite, Component, Y/C) Video Toaster NT comes with Newtek's LightWave VT and Aura. Priced at $2995.
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