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July 18, 2005

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Leitch Releases Next-Generation VelocityHD and VelocityQ Turnkey NLE Systems
Magnet Media Ships DVD-Based Training for Apple Motion 2
Canopus Offers Free Trial Version of EDIUS Pro 3
ProCon Introduces RS232 Direct Connect Controllers for QuickCapture A2D
ProCon Introduces New Line of CD/DVD Duplicators
Rimage CD/DVD Autoloaders Now Available for Mac OS X Users
Matrox Axio Realtime Multi-Stream SD and HD Editing Platforms Now Shipping
Mad Dog Ships Multimedia MegaSTOR 16X Drives

Leitch Releases Next-Generation VelocityHD and VelocityQ Turnkey NLE Systems

Leitch Technology Corporation has announced new turnkey configurations of Leitch's VelocityHD and VelocityQ non-linear editing (NLE) solutions. The new turnkey systems, available immediately in the North American and Latin American markets, are built upon the HP xw8200 Workstation platform.

VelocityHD and VelocityQ integrated turnkey systems incorporate Leitch's high-performance editing hardware and software into complete, "ready-to-run" real-time NLE workstations. Designed to take advantage of VelocityHD and VelocityQ's real-time capabilities, quality, and flexibility, these systems feature Intel Xeon processors, and an optional rack kit is available for rackmount applications such as mobile trucks and tight-fitting studio environments.

The turnkey systems are available with or without video media storage. A wide range of storage capacities and configuration options are available, featuring the Ciprico Huge Systems MediaVault line of storage arrays.

The VelocityHD HD/SD NLE combines the innovative Altitude hardware platform with the Velocity software interface. VelocityQ combines the Velocity software with the Quattrus(tm) multi-stream, real-time non-linear editing hardware, forming an integrated, multi-layer, standard-definition NLE solution. The HP xw8200-based VelocityHD and VelocityQ turnkey editing systems are available now through authorized Leitch post production resellers. For customers wishing to integrate their own systems, VelocityHD and VelocityQ are also available as boardset-and-software bundles for installation into qualified Microsoft Windows XP Professional workstations.

www.leitch.com

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Magnet Media Ships DVD-Based Training for Apple Motion 2

Magnet Media has released Inside Motion 2, an interactive self-paced training DVD for Apple's latest version of its motion graphics software, as the latest installment in its Digital Media Training Series (DMTS). This new training DVD covers new features of Motion 2 with explanations and demonstrations of features like The Replicator and Midi Assignable Parameters, as well as explanations and examples of the interoperability between Motion 2 and Final Cut Studio applications on the one hand, and After Effects on the other.

Included media files let you work alongside the DVD's instructor to tackle real-world projects and problems. DMTS training DVDs are available in some Apple retail stores, as well as local Apple specialists and Authorized Apple Pro Video Resellers. Users may also purchase the training directly from Magnet Media's website at www.digitalmediatraining.com. Free lessons from the training are available online. Other recently released products produced by Magnet Media include Inside Mac OS X: Tiger, Inside iWork ‘05, and Inside Final Cut Pro 5.

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Canopus Offers Free Trial Version of EDIUS Pro 3

Canopus Corporation has launched its EDIUS Pro 3 30-day trial version, which gives customers access to the full catalog of EDIUS Pro 3 features, including realtime HDV and mixed-format editing. Canopus has also launched its free EDIUS Pro 3 Training DVD to help customers get the most from their EDIUS Pro 3 realtime nonlinear editing software. Customers can download the software trial (also available on CD) and order the free training DVD from the company's Web site and get to know EDIUS Pro 3.

EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software provides native editing and realtime processing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. EDIUS Pro 3 lets professionals mix and share video content in multiple formats and work with unlimited video, audio and effects layers, while providing realtime high-quality, on-screen display. EDIUS Pro 3 delivers increased quality and realtime performance through the company's acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec.

EDIUS Pro 3 includes professional features, such as realtime HQ batch capture from 1080i HDV cameras and decks, advanced audio tools and precise color correction controls, designed to help editors create the highest quality productions. EDIUS Pro 3 is also included with Canopus's line of EDIUS hardware and software editing solutions, including the new HDV offering, EDIUS NX for HDV.

www.canopus.com

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ProCon Introduces RS232 Direct Connect Controllers for QuickCapture A2D

ProCon Technology, USA has announced the introduction of a new line of wired RS232 remote controls for the nNovia QuickCapture A2D. Simple one-button, full-featured 4 button and motion sensor controls are immediately available. The QC-GPI Record/Play Controller is a simple one button device offering play/pause and record/stop control functions for the entire family of QuickCapture A2D products.

The QC-GPI2 Four Button Controller is the ultimate in device control for the full line of QuickCapture A2D products. This four button, multi color LED device offers NEXT BIN, PREVIOUS BIN, RECORD START/STOP, PLAY/PAUSE, FREEZE FRAME, 1x2x4x8x16x FORWARD & REVERSE remote functionality.

The QC-PIR Passive Infrared Module allows for recording events with the QuickCapture A2D that depend on movement detection like wildlife videography, surveillance work and "fly on the wall" documentaries. Once motion is detected, the QC- PIR triggers the QuickCapture A2D to record continuously until 30 seconds of inactivity is detected by the sensor. The QuickCapture A2D will then stop recording until further movement is detected.

www.proconusa.com

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ProCon Introduces New Line of CD/DVD Duplicators

Digital content creators without CD/DVD burners can now simply connect their computer by Firewire or USB to a ProCon duplication system, which will automatically be recognized by the computer as a mass storage device. These systems are the first DVD/CD and CD duplication systems featuring IEEE1394 Firewire and USB 2.0 inputs. ProCon DVD Duplication Systems are built with 16X drives supporting all DVD formats including DVD+R, DVD-R and DVD-R Dual Layer.

These units also feature a user friendly interface, attractive enclosures, superior ventilation for high duty cycle performance and a 110/220 Volt selectable power supply. The ProCon DVD/CD and CD Duplication Systems include 72 models with tower systems offering from 1 to 11 and are available with and without optional 160GBhard disk drives for CD models and 250GB hard disk drives for DVD/CD models. The product line also includes rack mount DVD/CD and CD duplication systems and robotic automated DVD/CD and CD duplication systems.

www.proconusa.com

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Rimage CD/DVD Autoloaders Now Available for Mac OS X Users

Rimage Corporation has announced that it is offering a customized version of Discribe, a native Mac application from Charismac Engineering. This software will be available on the Rimage 360i, Rimage 2000i and DL5200 disc publishers and enables Mac OS X users to burn and print CDs and DVDs automatically from any G3 or newer Macintosh.

This marks the first time Mac users have had native access to the Rimage robotic-controlled systems that automatically pick, burn and print CDs and DVDs using unique direct-to-disc printing technology. Complete Rimage systems start at $2,495 (US MSRP). Rimage's CD/DVD publishing systems not only automate the entire disc creation process, they deliver professionally printed discs right from the desktop. Discs printed on Rimage's ink jet technology or Everest II thermal retransfer systems deliver discs that are photorealistic and easy to create.

www.rimage.com

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Matrox Axio Realtime Multi-Stream SD and HD Editing Platforms Now Shipping

Matrox Video Products Group has announced that the Matrox Axio family of realtime HD and SD editing platforms is now shipping worldwide. Matrox Axio is designed to give users the highest finishing quality, coupled with the most comprehensive realtime feature set, at an affordable price point.

Matrox Axio makes Adobe Premiere Pro the foremost realtime HD and SD editor for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. It features no-render HD and SD finishing in compressed and uncompressed formats, color correction tools, advanced realtime effects, and a full range of analog and digital audio and video inputs and outputs. It incorporates Matrox Flex 3D and Power of X technologies to leverage scalable CPU power with the performance of dedicated 3D graphics hardware to provide the ultimate SD and HD editing experience.

www.matrox.com 

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Mad Dog Ships Multimedia MegaSTOR 16X Drives

Mad Dog Multimedia is now shipping their newest MegaSTOR 16X DVD±RW drive. The MegaSTOR 16X writes to DVD+R Double Layer media at 8X speed and DVD-R Double Layer at 6X speed. MegaSTOR is an advanced drive designed to run the newest emerging formats while maintaining full backward compatibility with older optical media. Whether users' storage and retrieval requirements include video entertainment, archiving treasured family memories, business applications or sensitive data backup, MegaSTOR can read from and write to the media that works best for their application. The MegaSTOR is backed by the company's two-year warranty.

The internal MegaSTOR supports all Windows formats and delivers up to 8.5GB of storage on a single piece of Double Layer media. The MegaSTOR 6-in-1 drive includes Nero DVD creation and audio ripping software.

The sleekly designed silver aluminum enclosure that houses the external MegaSTOR 16X, will complement any desktop or notebook for both PC and Macintosh users. The external MegaSTOR is a USB 2.0 device that supports both PC and Macintosh operating systems and transfers data up to 480Mbps. Additionally, the MegaSTOR is backward compatible to USB 1.1 devices. The MegaSTOR 7-in-1 includes Nero DVD creation and audio ripping software.

www.mdmm.com

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