Grass Valley

Product Name Price Qty
HD Spark
MPN: 600353
MSRP: $399
1 In Stock
HD Spark Pro
MPN: 600278
MSRP: $499
2 In Stock

Real-Time Editing With HDMI Output

The Grass Valley™ HDSPARK™ supports video professionals who are using tapeless acquisition and want to use affordable HDMI monitors to preview full-resolution projects in real time. 

  • HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from EDIUS NLE software (EDIUS not included with standalone model)
  • Embedded HDMI audio output and separate RCA jacks for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed, and more
  • Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect ratio, and frame rate conversion and output – including 16:9 to 4:3 and NTSC to PAL
  • New GPU-accelerated 3D transitions
  • Real-time editing performance increases as CPU power increases

Bus Interface
PCI Express Rev. 1.0a x1 lane

Video Formats (Output) (HDMI)

  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080p23.98
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Output Connector
HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)

Audio Formats
LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit

Audio Output Connectors

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

Power Requirements
+12V: 0.05A, +3.3V: 0.9A

Physical Dimensions
68.9 x 97 mm (2.71 x 3.82 in.) (HxW)

Regulatory Compliance

Minimum System Requirements
Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU. Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended). SSE2 and SSE3 instruction set supported.

1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Hard Disk

  • 6 GB of hard disk space is required for installation (including third-party software)
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 RPM or faster is necessary for video storage:
    • Available HDD disc space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for HD resolution editing


  • One free PCI Express x1 bus slot

Graphics Card
A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 (32-bit), Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required

  • For SD editing: 256 MB or larger required, 512 MB or larger recommended
  • For HD editing: 512 MB or larger required, 1 GB or larger recommended

Sound Card
A sound card with WDM driver support is required

Required for software installation
Blu-ray Disc writer, DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required when creating Blu-ray Discs or DVDs

USB Port
Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is required for security key

Operating System

  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (SP2 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit)

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