The Casablanca 3 KARAT was the fastest stand-alone video editing system we ever had, ending production in 2015, and being replaced by the Casablanca 4's, which are an open PC based Bogart for Windows system and much more capable and faster. Since the Karat is a closed system it was easier to use than the current PC Bogart based systems, but if you are comforartable with Windows, the Casablanca 4 Bogart system is the way to go.
The highlights of the new Casablanca KARAT at a glance:
-Fast multi-core processor with WhisperEdit cooling system for quiet operation.
-Large memory for managing large scenes-collections
-High hard drive capacity for up to 30 projects and project versions
-Processing of many video formats - from analog and DV to HDV and AVCHD footage
-Provides Full screen Full HD presentation of material during processing (cutting, trimming, play ...) to always ensure the best possible image control
-High-quality audio output via HDMI cable or digital optical S / PDIF connector
-Flexible output formats in standard SD and HD, as well as in numerous versions for computers, tablets, smart phones, YouTube, etc.
-Standard 2x Blu-ray burner for high production speed or 1:1 DVD / BD copies
-High-resolution 4.3 "color TFT display for status display, calculation progress, etc.
-Software: Bogart 5 w/Gold Edition and Media Manager, Arabesk 6, HD Backup, 3D Shapes, Fonts & FX 1-4, Presentation Options, Photo Transfer, and PowerKey w/keyboard.
Technical Specifications: Casablanca KARAT
Processor: Intel Core i3, 2 x 3,33 GHz
RAM: 4 GB
Hard-drive: 2000 GB (2TB)
Optical drives: 2x Blu-ray burner
Graphics:TV connection via HDMI
Front Display: High resolution 4.3" TFT color display
Network: WLAN N, Ethernet
Video and Audio
Supported video formats (input): Analog (VHS, S-VHS), SD (D8, DV), HDV (MPEG-2), AVCHD (MPEG-4), XDCAM (MPEG-2)
Video modes (output): 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Audio: 6 stereo tracks, 48 kHz
Front: DV (6 pin), USB
Rear: HDMI (output only), S-Video (input only), DV (6 pin), RCA Audio/Video (input only), Digital Optical Audio Output, Ethernet, USB, and eSATA
Measurements: W x H x D: 17 x 5.2 x 14.4 inches
Weight: Approximately 20 lbs.