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Old 06-02-2004, 02:00 PM
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Default ADS Tech Announces Instant VideoDVX for Capturing, Creating

VideoDVX is the latest USB 2.0 capture device that tries to make video capture easy for every user. The breakout box supports USB 2.0, composite, S-Video as well as RCA stereo inputs. The unit is equipped with a high-quality 9-bit video digitizer and 4-line comb filter. The included editing software is Ulead VideoStudio 8, one of the more popular video editing software solutions. Getting video into a PC is about the hardest thing to do if you don't know how and solutions like this might just make it possible. Hopefully we'll see a review soon and see how easy ADS Techs solution really is. The unit will retail for $99 EUR which is about $120 USD.



"Building on the success of its industry leading USB 2.0 external audio/video capture devices, ADS Tech (www.adstech.com) announced today Instant VideoDVX. The new device can be used with a Windows XP system and the bundled Ulead VideoStudio 8 Basic video editing software for capturing, creating and direct recording of the MPEG-1, Windows Media 9 (WM9) and DivX formats. ADS Tech is demonstrating the performance and versatility of Instant VideoDVX at MedPi, the European exhibition for interactive consumer products, held in Monaco this week.
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Instant VideoDVX allows pure, uncompressed video to flow over its high-speed USB 2.0 connection to ensure transfer of the highest-quality video. Video is then compressed into MPEG-1, DivX or Windows Media Video by the PC based on the video compression engine selected.

With Instant VideoDVX, users can maximize the capacity of a low-cost 700MB CD—a key benefit for notebook users and consumers who have other portable video playback devices. When the MPEG-1 (VideoCD) format is selected, one hour of video can be recorded to a single CD. For even higher storage capacity, WM9 and DivX compression can be used to record two hours of video to a CD.

“Instant VideoDVX addresses the needs of consumers and business users who want to capture
video in a single format that will be portable and will play back on all of their devices,” said Mike McCoy, ADS Tech President. “It gives them the power and flexibility to capture video that can be played back on DivX-compatible DVD players, Palm* and Pocket PC* PDAs, portable video players, and digital media receivers such as the ADS Tech Media-Link. “With Instant VideoDVX, you can take your video with you!”

Instant VideoDVX includes Video Studio 8 Basic, an easy-to-use yet full-featured video capture and editing application. Simply by setting the capture options, users can record direct to VCD, DivX or Windows Media 9 to create content that can be played back on their PC and then burned to a CD, saved to flash memory media or played in their portable video player. With the 3-step movie wizard, and the automatic editing and trimming features, even a novice can create entertaining videos.

The Multi-Trim feature in VideoStudio lets users quickly trim out all of the parts of the movie they don't want in one simple step without complex editing. Then, after inserting the video clips and
background music in the Movie Wizard, they can set the style theme (vacation, sports, romance, etc.) and let the Wizard create the complete edited movie.

Consumers that want to customize their videos can use the powerful editing tools to add video filters, adjust audio levels, and add fades, wipes, effects, titles, voice narration and more.

In addition to its USB 2.0 connection, Instant VideoDVX includes RCA (composite) and S-Video (Y/C) video inputs and is equipped with a high-quality 9-bit video digitizer and 4-line comb filter. Audio input is provided by the RCA stereo (left and right) input. The device also includes support for the NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video formats for multi-national use.

Pricing, Availability
Instant VideoDVX will be available from leading video dealers, e-tailers and distributors around the globe mid-July with an MSRP of $99 Euro. A complete hardware/software solution, the USB 2.0 audio/video capture solution is compatible with Windows; XP Home and Professional systems. The external device comes with an integrated 6-ft. USB 2.0 cable, a 6-ft. RCA audio/video connection cable and VideoStudio 8 SE Basic video editing software with DivX support, as well as a user guide and an installation CD.

About ADS Technologies
ADS Technologies is a world leader in Universal Serial Bus and IEEE-1394/FireWire solutions. Since 1992, the company has introduced high-quality multimedia, networking and presentation products at consumer-friendly prices. The company’s award-winning USB product line includes eleven complimentary peripherals and its USB Port for Desktops is the world’s best-selling USB PCI host card. PYRO 1394DV, the first consumer-priced digital video editing solution on the PC market, has been widely adopted by owners of digital video camcorders for its ease-of-use for first time DV editors, its functionality and its low cost.

ADS Technologies’ products are distributed by Ingram Micro in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADS Technologies’ products are available in nearly 3,000 consumer electronic and computer retail stores and through OEM private label customers around the world who market ADS Technologies products under their own brand name. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.ADStech.com or contact phone: 800.888.5244. In Southern Europe, contact ADS Tech at tel: 33 01 43 90 19 25 or email Eric Kebani at keric@adstech.com."
 
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