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December 03, 2004

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Canopus Announces EDIUS NX for HDV
Leitch Introduces Live Nonlinear Multi-Camera Editing
Conrexx Technology launches the Traxdata TravelStudio
Fairchild Semiconductor Introduces New Video Filters/Drivers
InterVideo Launches New DVD Copy 3
Kanguru Solutions Announces Release of Audio Flash
Scene7 Infinite Imaging Platform v3.1 Now Available

Canopus Announces EDIUS NX for HDV

Canopus Corporation has announced EDIUS NX for HDV. EDIUS NX for HDV offers video production capability with an integrated software and hardware solution for real-time HD and SD editing, effects, and composing. With its real-time workflow, EDIUS NX for HDV lets videographers mix HD and SD video footage and work with video, audio, and effects layers while providing full-resolution HD video output to an HD monitor for preview.

Powered by EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software, EDIUS NX for HDV provides native editing and real-time processing of HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. EDIUS Pro 3 is designed for real-time, multitrack, mixed-format HD/SD editing, compositing, chromakeying, titling, and timeline output capabilities, and supports real-time output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers. EDIUS Pro 3 also supports direct-to-DVD timeline export.

In addition to support for editing of HDV clips in their original MPEG-2 format, EDIUS NX for HDV lets users edit by way of Canopus' variable-bitrate HQ codec. EDIUS NX for HDV can also capture SD analog footage to DV formats.

EDIUS NX for HDV will be available for a suggested retail price of $2098.

www.canopuscorp.com

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Leitch Introduces Live Nonlinear Multi-Camera Editing

Leitch Technology Corporation has announced a new solution for multi-camera editing based on its VelocityQ non-linear editing system.

VelocityQ's "Live Non-Linear Multi-Camera Editing" combines VelocityQ's integrated multi-camera editing capabilities with the ability to simultaneously edit and record from multiple input sources. Multi-camera programs can be edited from the live input feeds, which are also recorded separately to disk. The editor can then make further edits and refinements to the program, including moving and changing edit points between camera angles, after the initial live edit is completed.

Each live input source is captured by a dedicated ingest station. These ingest stations, running the Leitch QIngest software on the same Quattrus hardware used by VelocityQ, record the live feeds to a shared storage area network. A complete VelocityQ editing system, also utilizing the same storage, can begin editing these sources immediately, even as they are still being recorded. Using VelocityQ's multi-camera editing functionality, up to four sources can be selected interactively as they are viewed simultaneously in real time. Once recording is complete, edit points can be changed or refined before applying them to VelocityQ's timeline with cuts or transitions. As the complete source material from each camera has been recorded, further editing and finishing--including transitions, color correction, effects, and more--can be performed in the timeline. Since ingest and editing can be done at full quality, no recapturing is necessary after editing; the program is immediately ready for final output.

www.leitch.com

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Conrexx Technology launches the Traxdata TravelStudio

Traxdata has announced the launch of the Traxdata TravelStudio, an all-in-one reader device. The Traxdata TravelStudio combines a DVD reader, memory card reader, MP3 personal stereo, CD recorder, and photo viewer. It can also be connected to PCs or TVs.

The TravelStudio is also an audio player, allowing organization and management of MP3 and WAV files. Visuals are displayed on an LCD screen. It can also play DVD movies through a television set and is equipped with a remote control. Other features include compatibility with all main memory card formats, a USB 2.0 interface, and 24X CD-R write speed capabilities.

www.traxdata.com

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Fairchild Semiconductor Introduces New Video Filters/Drivers

Fairchild Semiconductor has announced a new family of integrated video filter/drivers: the FMS6143, FMS6145, and FMS6146. Featuring fully integrated functionality, these multi-channel devices offer video designers an active approach. The FMS6143, FMS6145, and FMS6146 decrease test and design time, reduce inventory, and increase image quality in DVD, LCD, TV, set-top box, and other digital consumer products, the company claims. These integrated video filter/drivers also eliminate the need for multiple discrete components. For example, the 6-channel FMS6146 replaces as many as 80 parts to help designers lower pick-and-place design costs and reduce board space by up to 20% in video applications.

By providing 8MHz cut-off frequency and 48dB stopband attenuation, these devices meet standard-definition video requirements and allow them to be used as anti-aliasing or reconstruction video out filter drivers. Internal diode clamps and bias circuitry enable the video filter/drivers to accommodate AC- or DC-coupled input signals. The outputs on each device can drive AC- or DC-coupled single or dual coaxial cable loads, eliminating the need for expensive output coupling capacitors and reducing design cost.

The FMS6143, FMS6145 and FMS6146 are available in SOIC and TSSOP packages. These products are lead-free, meet the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020B, and are compliant with the European Union requirements that will take effect in 2005.

www.fairchildsemi.com

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InterVideo Launches New DVD Copy 3

InterVideo, Inc. has announced the release of InterVideo DVD Copy 3 Platinum and Gold editions for creating copies of DVD and CD videos in three quick, simple steps. Enhanced with new customization features, creating and burning copies of CDs/DVDs are much faster and easier than before, the company claims.

DVD Copy 3 replicates unencrypted DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs with no loss of quality, content or features. DVD Copy 3 also integrates InterVideo's codec performance for copying. Incorporated with DVD Copy 3, is InterVideo's UniPass technology that directly copies from the source to the CD/DVD without re-rendering and buffering.

With as few as three clicks, DVD Copy 3 users can be on their way to creating their own CD/DVD. Consumers simply select the source, choose the broad compatibility media destination (CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW/-RAM disc or hard drive), and choose the video output format (DVD, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-4 CD, Windows Media Video CD, DivX, or M-DVD). Options offered include customizing discs by allowing individuals to remove unwanted chapters, subtitles, and audio streams to personalize their DVD. Additionally, the Auto-Fit feature is designed to adjust the bit rate so users can fit any video onto a single DVD. Included is an interface that provides all the features users need on one screen to make their CD/DVD.

The InterVideo DVD Copy 3 suggested retail prices are $49.95 for the Gold version and $79.95 for the full Platinum version.

www.intervideo.com

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Kanguru Solutions Announces Release of Audio Flash

Kanguru Solutions has released the Kanguru Audio Flash, its latest portable USB2.0 Flash drive MP3 player featuring an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display.

The OLED display on the Kanguru Audio Flash is unlike Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) of previous MP3 players that showcase song information from a backlit source. Instead, the Kanguru Audio Flash's OLED display is self-luminous, providing users with a vibrantly clear screen that is easy to view at any angle, the company claims.

Both Windows and Mac compatible, the Kanguru Audio Flash "Plug and Play" feature allows the storage and playback of MP3, WMA, and even WAV files without any additional software. The Kanguru Audio Flash also stores Word documents and PowerPoint presentations alike with up to 1G of storage. It also houses a built-in digital voice recorder and a line in to record from any audio source.

The Kanguru Audio Flash allows storage of up to 300 songs stored in MP3/WMA files and comes equipped with a 20-preset FM radio tuner with the ability to record FM broadcasts. The package includes earbuds, leather carrying case, neck strap, and a free AAA rechargeable battery pack.

www.kanguru.com

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Scene7 Infinite Imaging Platform v3.1 Now Available

Scene7 has announced the availability of the latest release of its Infinite Imaging Platform. Scene7's platform includes five key rich-media solutions for multi-channel selling: Dynamic Imaging (dynamic zoom, sizing, art, color swatching, spin, templates), eCatalogs, Dynamic Customization, eVideos and Dynamic Asset Management. All are integrated in a single, integrated platform for automating the production and delivery of rich media.

Version 3.1 offers one-stop-shop for rich media products and services. The new platform update provides many features, including the unique ability to configure and publish custom-branded viewers using "skins" with any Scene7 Flash viewer, over 45 viewer customization settings, and continued performance and productivity enhancements.

The new platform update includes many features designed to enhance rich media production and publishing:

-- Swatch-zoom viewer to create, configure, preview, and publish combined color swatching and zoom in a single viewer.

-- Configuration settings for dynamic resizing of the image pane and custom viewer support with respect to skins.

-- Digimarc support for watermark setting application to all of your images.

-- Context-sensitive help to directly link to specific help from any work area.

-- Continued use of the Image Production System (IPS) while uploading

www.scene7.com

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