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April 15, 2005

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Source-Elements Announces Source-Connect Version 2.1
SonicStudio DDP Leads The Premastering Pack
Vinpower Digital Introduces Two New Duplicators
Media 100 Supports Mac OS X, Tiger
Telestream Announces New Flip4Mac Products
Band Pro Film & Digital Named Premier Reseller for Sony CineAlta
Globalstor Unveils the Turnkey 4K Server/Storage Solution at NAB
VicMan Software Announces Color Correction Wizard

Source-Elements Announces Source-Connect Version 2.1

Source-Elements has announced the release of Source-Connect Version 2.1, which will be demonstrated at NAB 2005. Source-Connect has added new features to the Pro Tools plug-in such as stereo, multi-connect, higher bitrates (up to 160kbps), timecode support, and a rent-to-own option. Additionally, Source-Connect is capable of streaming audio directly from one Pro Tools system to another.

Source-Connect also enables audio connections between Pro Tools systems anywhere in the world, allowing direct-to-timeline recording with real-time, broadcast-quality audio using only T1, cable, or DSL connections. Source-Connect eliminates the need for expensive ISDN lines, hardware, subscription fees, and minute-by-minute line charges.

Source-Connect Version 2.1 will be available for download April 18th and is priced at $1,495.00.

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SonicStudio DDP Leads The Premastering Pack

Studio, LLC, a provider of ultra-fidelity production tools for audio engineers, has announced the upcoming release of SonicStudio DDP v2. SonicStudio DDP, is a complete premastering application for Mac OS X, and is designed specifically for audio professionals. Version 2 combines DDP open, playback, and validation capabilities.

The upcoming version 2 adds the ability to create DDP file sets from scratch using NGC interface and SSE real time audio engine.

ISR Codes and PQ subcodes with Indexes are supported; moreover, UPC/EAN, SCMS, and digital emphasis flags are also included.

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Vinpower Digital Introduces Two New Duplicators

Vinpower Digital, a provider of optical disc duplication equipment, has announced the second generation of their SHARKCOPIER DVD/CD duplicator. New for the second generation is the ability to do drive firmware upgrades through the duplicator for specific drive manufactures, true 16x burn speed, and account management. The duplicator is available with 2 (up to 7) recording drives.

In addition to the SHARKCOPIER II, Vinpower Digital has introduced the new TITAN PRO stand-alone, auto-loading CD/DVD duplicator. By utilizing Vinpower Digital's VPDAL controller, the TITAN PRO comes with 4 (up to 8) recording drives and a capacity of between 500 to 1000 discs that can run continuously with little user-interaction. The TITAN PRO is ideal for those with high volume duplication needs.

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Media 100 Supports Mac OS X, Tiger

Media 100, a unit of Optibase Ltd., has announced support for Mac OSR X version 10.4, Tiger. Media 100 HD, a high-definition and standard-definition nonlinear editing solution, and Media 100 sw, a software-only application, will run the new Apple operating system.

Media 100 sw brings the ease of the Media 100 interface to producer/editors, home enthusiasts, and students. It is being debuted via a free public beta program at NAB 2005 and will be available on CD-ROMs at the Optibase booth (#SL343), April 18-21.

Media 100 HD is a 10-bit-uncompressed system for projects that use HD, SD, or need to mix different codecs in the same timeline in real time.

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Telestream Announces New Flip4Mac Products

Telestream, a provider of multi-format media encoding solutions, has announced new Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Mac. The new Flip4Mac components enable Macintosh OS X users to make, edit, and play Windows Media from within QuickTime-based media applications. Telestream's Flip4Mac products bridge gaps between Microsoft Windows Media format and the Apple Macintosh platform.

Telestream's Flip4Mac WMV Player simplifies and improves the playback experience and expands viewing choices for Mac users.

The new Flip4Mac WMV Player Pro adds the ability for Mac users to import Windows Media files for editing in their QuickTime applications, including Final Cut Pro HD, Final Cut Express HD, QuickTime Pro, and iMovie. Windows Media files can also be converted to other formats using compression tools like Sorenson Squeeze and other QuickTime-based applications. WMV Player and Player Pro support Windows Media 7, 8, and 9.

The Flip4Mac WMV family now consists of:

-WMV Player - play Windows Media in the QuickTime Player
-WMV Player Pro - edit, convert, and play Windows Media on a Mac
-WMV Studio - make, edit, and play standard-definition Windows Media on a Mac
-WMV Studio Pro - make, edit, and play up to high-definition Windows Media on a Mac

Flip4Mac products will be demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, April 18-21 in Telestream booth SU11404, and at the Final Cut Pro Users Group Network at NAB, April 20, at the Stardust Hotel convention center.


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Band Pro Film & Digital Named Premier Reseller for Sony CineAlta

Band Pro Film & Digital has been selected by Sony as a Premier Reseller for Sony's CineAlta line of high-definition 24P acquisition and playback products. Band Pro will represent CineAlta camcorders and VTRs exclusively.

The new agreement provides them with more complete access to Sony inventory to provide immediate customer delivery and higher levels of customer service, training and support. Band Pro was chosen as a Premier Reseller because of the company's track record in meeting customer needs in the broadcast and production industries, and for its expertise in working with customers to develop targeted solutions for individual applications.

Band Pro will showcase Sony's CineAlta products in its NAB booth (SU6365) in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Globalstor Unveils the Turnkey 4K Server/Storage Solution at NAB

Globalstor Data has announced, the new ExtremeStor-4K, a turnkey 4K server/storage solution providing sustained data rates (read) in excess of 1430MB/sec with a 50 MB file using RAID 5 for real-time 4K image playback.

Capable of supporting an uncompressed 4K video stream, ExtremeStor-4K is a fully scalable server designed to accommodate the manipulation and playback of uncompressed 4K video content.

Base solutions incorporate a CPU with a 4K capable video play back card, a highly tuned file system, a meta-data controller, and either 18TB or an optional 28.8TB of usable storage under RAID 5. ExtremeStor-4K utilizes Windows XP-Professional or Windows 2003. With the addition of a Fibre Channel switch, ExtremeStor-4K can be configured to support heterogeneous clients such as SGI, Solaris, and Linux.

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data, ExtremeStor-4K is available now with three-year factory warranties. Pricing starts at $150,149 MSRP.

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VicMan Software Announces Color Correction Wizard

VicMan Software, a provider of imaging software, has announced the release of Color Correction Wizard. The program solves poor contrast and color balance problems by helping to increase saturation and achieve richer colors.

Color Correction Wizard enables users to recolor multiple images imposing the same color, contrast, and brightness.

Users can also:
· Automatically correct images levels, contrast, and color balance.
· Adjust brightness, contrast, and gamma (red, green and blue channels) manually.
· Resize multiple images according to the template image size.

Full version of the program is available for $49.95.

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