SYPHAnews - 30th August 2002
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Pinnacle Launches Edition DV500
Pinnacle Systems has launched Edition DV500, an all-in-one professional-level
video editing and CD/DVD authoring solution. It comprises DV500 hardware
including a breakout box for analogue and digital input/output, and Edition
video editing software. Suitable for use on single or dual 600MHz processor
PCs, Edition DV500 offers key features such as the ability to mix footage
from both analogue and digital sources, two video streams with wipes and
dissolves, realtime image correction, and realtime transitions and titles.
Capturing can also be carried out without worrying about the file size,
and the product also enables users to adjust audio input levels during
capture. Edition DV500 will carry a RRP of GB£549 including UK tax and
is fully compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP Home and Professional.
Upgrade packs are available for current DV500 owners. See http://www.pinnaclesys.com.
Adobe Updates Digital Video Collection
Adobe Systems has announced an update of the Adobe Digital Video Collection.
Now compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows XP, this set of tightly
integrated Adobe applications for professional digital video production
shares the standard Adobe user interface and common tools, palettes and
commands. The Adobe Digital Video Collection 8.0 has been updated to include
the recently announced Adobe Premiere 6.5 software, as well as the latest
versions of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
software. The collection is available at an estimated street price of
US$1249 - a significant saving over the cost of purchasing each product
separately. See http://www.adobe.com.
Pinnacle Systems Announces Pro-ONE RTDV
Pinnacle Systems has announced Pro-ONE RTDV, a 3D editing and compositing
system that includes all of the features of Pinnacle Systems Pro-ONE software,
plus the ability to output to a DV camcorder or a DV deck in real time,
without any rendering. Pro-ONE RTDV combines a 32-bit PCI board with 2D
and 3D realtime effects processors; a break-out box with IEEE-1394 and
analogue A/V connectors; and software for capturing/logging, editing and
authoring. Priced at GB£699 excluding UK tax, Pro-ONE RTDV can be used
with Windows 2000 and XP systems and is available now. Pinnacle Systems
also offers Pinnacle Pro-ONE for Win98, Me, 2000 and XP users for GB£529
excluding UK tax. Pinnacle Pro-ONE version 2.0 offers the full feature
set of Pro-ONE RTDV except that it is not equipped with a DV hardware
encoder and does not provide real time output in the DV25 format. See
MacroSystem Announces Casablanca Prestige
MacroSystem US has announced Casablanca Prestige, a complete, standalone
digital video editor with advanced features, priced at US$3,495. The VCR-sized
unit features a locking, removable hard drive on the front panel with
up to 120GB capacity, built-in DVD recorder with Arabesk authoring software
and DVD DICON acceleration system, front inputs for audio, video, FireWire
and microphone, additional rear-panel input and output connectors for
RCA audio and video, S-video and FireWire as well as VGA, USB and Ethernet
connectors, and a newly designed user interface. Casablanca Prestige will
be available during Q3 2002. Existing Casablanca owners will be entitled
to special pricing, and the new Smart Edit interface will be available
as an upgrade for the Casablanca Avio and Casablanca Kron systems. See
Canopus Offers Line of Realtime Editing Stations
Canopus Corporation is offering a new line of realtime editing stations.
Built on Canopus scalable architecture combined with dual AMD Athlon MP
processors, the RES-100, RES-300 and RES-500 offer realtime performance
including five simultaneous video streams, unlimited title and graphics
layers, 3D effects, MPEG encoding and DV output. Canopus has also included
a collection of editing, compositing, effects, encoding/transcoding and
authoring software. The RES-100 and RES-300 are based on the Canopus DVStormSE.
while the RES-500 is based on the DVRex RT Professional for broadcast-quality
content. The suggested retail price is US$4999 for the RES-100, US$6999
for the RES-300 and US$9999 for the RES-500. See http://www.canopus.com.
Heroine Virtual Releases Cinelerra 1.0 Native Linux
Heroine Virtual has released Cinelerra 1.0 native Linux software for general-purpose
content creation. Cinelerra combines most of the basic functions required
to produce motion pictures with a compositing system, and offers advanced
editing, YUV compositing, and realtime effects. Its 16-bit YUV compositing
engine has been optimised for multiple CPUs, reduces generation loss,
and significantly reduces compression time. Cinelerra supports capturing
from IEEE-1394, Video4Linux, motion JPEG, and screenshots, and is available
Matrox Introduces RT.X10 Card for PC Users
Matrox Video Products Group has introduced the Matrox RT.X10 video editing
card for PC users. The RT.X10 is designed to use scalable CPU power with
the performance of dedicated hardware for realtime editing functionality.
It includes a variety of realtime tools such as colour correction, broadcast-quality
titles and customisable 3D effects, adjustable slow and fast motion, and
multitrack audio mixing. The RT.X10 supports both analogue and DV camcorders
and VCRs, and the bundle includes a video capture and realtime 3D effects
card with a IEEE-1394 port, an analogue audio/video breakout cable, the
full version of Adobe Premiere editing software, and Sonic Solutions DVDit!
LE. The RT.X10 is priced at GB£399. See http://www.matrox.com/video.
Media 100 Expands 844/X Feature Set
Media 100 has announced a new, expanded feature set for the 844/X system
for multilayer content design. The version 1.1 software release includes
more than 100 new features and enhancements that leverage the speed and
quality of the underlying GenesisEngine media supercomputer platform that
powers the 844/X and its realtime, multistream, 10-bit uncompressed editing
and compositing workflow. A base system consists of a 1.7GHz dual processor
Compaq W8000, Matrox G550 graphics card, Wacom 6x8 tablet, and 360GB of
storage. See http://www.media100.com.
Cube-Tec Announces DynamicEQ Tool
Adding to the over thirty 24-bit, 192kHz mastering and restoration tools
for the AudioCube platform, Cube-Tec is now offering DynamicEQ. This provides
dynamically-controlled equalisation within three separate frequency bands,
and functions much like a compressor for controlling the amount of applied
EQ. The DynamicEQ can be used for various applications such as mastering,
where an EQ setting might only affect the quiet parts or specific instruments
of a mix, while the loud areas remain unaffected. For restoration, it
could reduce ringing effects of old recordings without affecting the parts
with no ringing. It can also be used for the correction of tonal imbalance
on single musical instruments and voices, and intelligent de-essing can
be done using different filter bands. See http://www.cube-tec.com.
Tascam Releases MX-View Waveform Editing Software
for the MX-2424
Tascam has announced the release of MX-OS 3.05 along with both Mac and
PC versions of the MX-View waveform editing software for the MX-2424 24-track
recorder. This free software upgrade adds new features and functions to
the MX-2424, including Edit Groups, Marker Management and speedy Ethernet
backup/restore. The software update is available as a download from the
new web site dedicated to MX-2424 users. See http://www.mx2424.com.
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