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December 13, 2002

Table of Contents

Primera Technology Announces the Bravo AutoPrinter
CyberLink Provides DVD Technology in Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PC
Macrovision's MacroSafe? DRM technology integrated with InterVideo's WinDVD
Matrox to Distribute Incite Editor 3.0/Matrox DigiSuite MAX Realtime Editing
NEC Introduces VT45K Projector
StageTools Releases MovingPicture v4.0
Real Networks Announces Helix DNA Producer
CyClone Unveils DVD One-2-One Multi-function FW/USB 2.0 Standalone Duplication Unit

Primera Technology Announces the Bravo AutoPrinter

Primera Technology, a leading manufacturer of CD-R/DVD-R duplicators and printers, announces its new Bravo AutoPrinter.  Based upon the same robotic mechanism used in Primera's popular Bravo Disc Publisher, the Bravo AutoPrinter automates the process of transporting discs into and out of Bravo's integrated printer. Instead of labeling discs one at a time, the Bravo AutoPrinter is designed for hands-free, automated production of up to 25 CDs or DVDs per job.  An advanced robotic mechanism is used to transport discs from the input bin to the integrated printer and then to the output bin.  Full-color images are printed directly onto the surface of printable surface media at up to 2400 dpi resolution. A business card adapter kit is also available to print 80mm mini-discs, rounded "hockey rink" mini-discs and business card shaped CDs.  The Adapter Kit is priced at $199 (MSRP).  Professional labeling software called SureThing™ CD Labeler Primera Edition is included.

(http://www.primera.com)

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CyberLink Provides DVD Technology in Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PC

CyberLink Corp., a leading developer of digital video and multimedia streaming software, announced today that it's DVD decoding technology has been selected by Samsung to enhance the entertainment capabilities provided on Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PCs. Using CyberLink's technology users will be able to watch DVD movies on Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center PCs, which are now available for purchase in Korea for the holiday seasons. Samsung's MT-20 Windows XP Media Center Edition PC is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 Processor, with 2.4GHz frequency, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, and 32x RW-COMBO (DVD-ROM+CD-RW). PC includes an Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card, a TV-tuner and MPEG-2 encoder card, and a remote controller. It is available for purchase in Korea retail stores for the holiday seasons.

(http://www.samsungelectronics.com), (http://www.gocyberlink.com)

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Macrovision's MacroSafe? DRM technology integrated with InterVideo's WinDVD

Macrovision Corporation, a leading developer and supplier of digital rights management (DRM) products, today announced that it has integrated its latest DRM solution (MacroSafe?) with InterVideo's WinDVD, the world's most popular DVD player. The two companies will also join in co-marketing efforts to promote this secure solution to the video on demand market. MacroSafe is a complete end-to-end digital rights management solution for the secure distribution and consumption of high value video, audio and other multimedia content to PCs, personal video recorders and set-top boxes. InterVideo‚s WinDVD is bundled with 9 of the top 10 PC makers in the world including Dell, HP, Sony, IBM and others. In addition to playing DVDs, WinDVD can also play MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and DivX? content from files, such as those that might be downloaded from an Internet movie rental site. The integration of the MacroSafe client with the WinDVD player enables the combined solution to:
a. Recognize content that has been encrypted and protected using the MacroSafe system
b. Determine if the user has the right to view the content
c. Enable easy playback of the content, if appropriate
d. Inhibit unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing

The integration of the two products is a benefit to the content owners, content distributors and the viewers of the content. Content owners can be confident that their high value media is delivered encrypted to the end viewer and is only decrypted per the granted usage models. Content distributors can be confident that a high quality, off-the-shelf solution is available for the playback of MacroSafe-protected content. And viewers of the content can be confident that they will have an experience similar to the one they have when viewing a DVD.

(http://www.macrovision.com), (http://www.intervideo.com)

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Matrox to Distribute Incite Editor 3.0/Matrox DigiSuite MAX Realtime Editing

Matrox Video Products Group has announced its partnership with Geneva-based Incite Multimedia Corporation to distribute Incite Editor 3.0/Matrox DigiSuite MAX editing systems in the United States. Built from the ground up by editors, for editors, Incite Editor/Matrox DigiSuite MAX systems deliver fast and efficient NLE tools, an intuitive interface, and extensive realtime audio and video features. In addition to the well-designed basics, users also benefit from multiple realtime FX, advanced multi-layer compositing, and animated titles and graphics - all in a networkable environment based on open file formats, transparent collaborative workflow, and a versatile database architecture.

Key features of Incite Editor 3.0:

oFast, efficient, intuitive editing tools
oEdit and log while capturing to disk
oFully keyframeable realtime 2D and 3D video FX, keying, animated titling and graphics
oProfessional audio features - 24-bit/96 KHz realtime audio, full-duplex
voice over, 5.1 surround sound
oFull range of editing formats - uncompressed, MJPEG, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, D9, MPEG-2, (IMX coming soon)
oLive input and tape-to-tape hybrid editing
oEnhanced compositing workflow with timeline export to Adobe After Effects
oSimultaneous, shared access to SAN-based media
oAdvanced media management of network-based graphics, titles, and FX
libraries
oRealtime export to MPEG-2 for playout and DVD authoring
oFull range of professional I/Os - SDI, 1394, analog component, Y/C,
composite, (SDTI coming soon); analog and AES/EBU digital audio
oProfessional image quality provided by Matrox DigiSuite MAX video
technology

(http://www.inciteonline.com), (http://www.matrox.com)

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NEC Introduces VT45K Projector

NEC Solutions, Inc. has introduced the VT45K, an enhanced version of NEC's top-selling VT45 projector for mobile and tabletop applications. The new projector enriches the VT45's high-performance feature set by more than doubling the VT45's lamp life in standard mode to 2200 hours and offering a 3500-hour lamp life in Eco-Mode, lowering the projector's total cost of ownership considerably. On units purchased through December 31st, VT45K users also benefit from a reduced estimated cost of $1,330 after $150 end-user rebate and from an extra year of InstaCare coverage.  InstaCare is NEC's industry-leading service and support program that includes next business day replacement or three business day repair and return.  The VT45K is the only projector in its class to include three years of this type of coverage free with a projector purchase. The VT45K is bright enough at 1000 ANSI lumens for use in small to large meeting rooms, classrooms and conference rooms and is light enough at 5.6 lbs. for mobile presenters.  And even novice users can easily operate the VT45K thanks to its one-touch setup and operation. VT45K users also benefit from features not usually seen in this price category.  These include NEC's exclusive VORTEX Technology Plus image enhancement system to give the VT45K the most natural, realistic colors and versatile image production in its class, manual lens shift, and a projector/PC remote
The VT45K projector is available now through NEC's network of authorized resellers at an Estimated Street Price of $1,480.

(http://www.necsolutions-am.com)

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StageTools Releases MovingPicture v4.0

StageTools has released version 4.0  of its popular MovingPicture image pan and zoom software. New features  include the ability to use the alpha channel in images for high-quality  floating logos and special effects, the ability to rotate the camera in 3  dimensions to achieve "skewed" effects, support of MacOS 1.2 (Jaguar), and  a host of productivity enhancements. MovingPicture is a tool for documentary and industrial filmmakers to pan  and zoom on high-resolution images. It takes scanned images up to 4,000  pixels and allows for perfectly repeatable pans and zooms directly from a  Windows or Macintosh computer or as a plug-in to most nonlinear editors. MovingPicture is very simple to use. The image appears on the screen.
Dragging and sizing a framing box icon on top of it changes the view,  adding key frames onto the timeline. Editor's can preview the motion in  real time without any rendering, so the design process is very rapid. The  moves can be previewed in real time, and finally rendered in high quality  without ever leaving the editor's timeline. Motion is field-rendered at  sub-pixel accuracy, so motion is very smooth, and in full 32-bit color. MovingPicture is available for Windows-based editors including After Effects, Avid, dpsVelocity, Discreet edit, FASTStudio Premiere, RexEdit and  SpeedRazor. Macintosh versions are available for After Effects, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Media 100, and Premiere, for both MacOS 9 and X based systems.

(http://www.stagetools.com)

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Real Networks Announces Helix DNA Producer

RealNetworks, Inc. has announced the Helix DNA Producer source code is now available to software developers through the Helix Community at www.helixcommunity.org. Helix DNA Producer is the core source code of RealNetworks' Helix Producer, which thousands of content creators already use to create RealAudio and RealVideo content. RealNetworks also announced that more than 5,000 software developers have registered in the Helix Community since the initial launch of the community in July. Helix DNA Producer source code will enable application and content developers to build multi-format content creation products for PCs, Web cams, traffic cameras, personal video recorders, mobile phones and many other devices. Helix DNA Producer is the second release of source code into the Helix Community. In late October, RealNetworks released the Helix DNA Client source code with support from Nokia, PalmSource, Red Hat, Symbian and thirteen other companies. As with the Helix DNA Client, the free Helix DNA Producer source code will allow developers to build applications that support any file format from any operating system platform. Application developers will also be able to readily access code to integrate RealAudio, RealVideo and Ogg Vorbis output, and to expand the outputs to any number of media formats - such as Windows Media, QuickTime, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3 and MPEG-4. The Helix DNA Producer is available for the Windows and Linux operating systems. A pre-beta release of the Mac OS X version of the Helix DNA Producer is also available. The Helix DNA Producer will be licensed under both an open source and a commercial community source license. Both licenses are free of charge and include development and distribution rights. Community source licensees desiring to port Helix DNA Producer to other platforms have the opportunity to access source code of RealAudio and RealVideo for that purpose.

(http://www.realnetworks.com), (http://www.helixcommunity.org)

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CyClone Unveils DVD One-2-One Multi-function FW/USB 2.0 Standalone Duplication Unit

CyClone Components, Inc., a leading developer of CD/DVD-R/RW and Disc duplication technology products, has introduced their new DVD One-2-One Disc duplication unit. The first of its kind, the DVD duplicator offers multiple features in one easy-to-use unit. The DVD One-2-One is a multi-function CD/DVD duplicator and can be utilized as a standalone CD/DVD copier or external combo FireWire/USB 2.0 Ext. DVD-R/RW Drive. This versatile DVD duplicator is the only DVD copier that can be connected to MAC, PC, or Linux computers through USB 2.0 or FireWire/1394. This allows for authoring, mastering of CDs and DVDs with CD/DVD master/authoring software. DVD One-2-One duplicates DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CDRW discs. It also can be used as an external DVD recorder, allowing users full capabilities of recording their favorite DVD's. It can easily change operating modes from a standalone CD / DVD duplicator to USB 2.0 or FireWire CD / DVD external recorder, which can hot-plug, hot-swap into Mac, Windows or Linux computers. As a standalone CD/DVD duplicator users simply load the master and blank into the drives. The unit can change write speed, burning simulation, verify master media and compare copied discs with the press of a button.  Features and specifications for DVD One-2-One FW/USB 2.0 CD/DVD duplicator include:

? Powerful and easy to use
? Standalone or USB 2.0 or FireWire External Drive
? Internal interface: Stand Alone, USB 2.0 or FireWire/1394
? Reading Speed: 16x DVD-ROM; 48x CD-ROM
? Writing Speed: 2x DVD-R, 1x DVD-RW, 16x CDR, 10x CDRW
? Buffer Size: 8MB Cache Memory
? Formats Supported: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-RW and CD-R/RW

(http://www.cdcyclone.com)

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