Atik Cameras have been around for awhile and producing some wonderful cameras for astronomical imaging. They just released news on their new Atik Infinity, their first foray into the world of "video astronomy". A Sony ICX825 chip, un-cooled camera that promises long exposure capability with minimum noise, something Atik cameras have been doing for a long time
Here is the video of the Atik crew doing some preliminary tests on what appears to be a pre-release of the software and camera. Looks promising!
What surprises me is the creation of their companion software to the camera. I'm surprised only because there are now a few folks out there making great electronically assisted astronomy software, AstroLive and Lodestar Live come to mind off the bat. AstroLive is a for profit option that works with a wide variety of cameras, while Lodestar Live was created by an EAA enthusiast that wanted a easy to use yet powerful program to leverage the capabilities of the Lodestar X2 and earlier models. Its been reported too by the way that LL will work with other Starlight Xpress cameras, but I can't verify that.
It is certainly going to be some exciting times ahead for EAA observers! For a complete list of specs, be sure to check out Atik Cameras for more information when its released.
Here are some color sample images as well direct from Atik Cameras!