The V4HD represents a next-generation leap forward for the groundbreaking and award-winning V3HD, the first ever cross-platform HD FireWire video capture device.
When it first shipped in August 2007, the V3HD established many firsts for FireWire video I/O, including HD capture/monitoring via either FireWire 400 and 800, simultaneous output of both HD and SD from any source, hardware-accelerated DVCProHD capture and monitoring, cross-platform operation, 32 channels of audio with on-board digital mixing, SDI and HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding and much more.
In recognition of its many breakthroughs, the V3HD was awarded the 2008 Black Diamond Award by the editorial staff of DV Magazine at the NAB show in Las Vegas in April, 2008.
The DV Black Diamond Award honors new (or impressively updated) products that make their U.S. debut at NAB. Named for the "five-diamond" rating system used in DV magazine product reviews, the Black Diamond Awards are presented to outstanding developers and manufacturers who have helped advance the technological art of production and post.
The Black Diamond Awards are nominated by an impartial jury of industry professionals. Final selections are made by the editors of the Video Division of NewBay Media. To be selected as a Black Diamond winner, the merits of each product or technology are measured on how it serves DV magazine readers.