Version 3.0 Firmware Upgrade Streamlines Workflow for Final Cut Pro Users With Native Quicktime Support and More Than Doubles Record Time With Native 720p Support
CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 01/31/2007 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media acquisition, management and delivery technology, today announced the immediate availability of its new version 3.0 software for the FS-100 Portable Direct To Edit® (DTE) Recorder.
Version 3.0 adds native DVCPRO HD 720/24p, 25p and 30p recording capabilities, which more than doubles the record time on the FS-100. In addition, version 3.0 adds native QuickTime® DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD recording capabilities, which allows for direct import of clips into Apple's Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing application.
"FS-100 has become the leading long form recording solution for Panasonic P2 camcorders, and with 3.0, recording times are increased significantly to extend in-the-field capabilities," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "3.0 also greatly enhances workflow efficiency for Apple Final Cut Pro users."
When recording native frame rates, users can more than double the record time on the FS-100 from 100 minutes to over 200 minutes. By recording only the required frames, the bit rate for DVCPRO HD recordings drops to as low as 40Mb/s. While camcorders, such as the Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 camera/recorder do not output a stream via FireWire when set to native frame modes (pN), the FS-100 processor is capable of achieving the same native support by only recording the required frames when set to regular 720/24p, 25p and 30p modes. QuickTime support also includes up to four channels of digital audio.
The 3.0 upgrade is available to existing FS-100 owners directly from the Focus website for $39. All new FS-100 units manufactured after February 1, 2007 will ship with version 3.0. For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, please visit www.focusinfo.com.
About Focus Enhancements, Inc.
Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company's Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company's Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.
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