Panasonic AG-HVX200 | Newest Version of Vegas | DV-to-DVD Wizard


Panasonic’s AG-HVX200 made a big splash at NAB for its ability to capture HD footage onto memory cards at both 1080i and 720p. The camcorder retains the ability to record standard Mini DV video with its tape transport. The camcorder uses three 16:9-native 1/3" CCDs, and also features two XLR mic inputs.
(800) 528-8601

Suggested Retail Price: $5,995

Sony Media Software

Also showing off at NAB, Sony Media Software, shipping its newest version of Vegas, which includes HDV support, project nesting, AAF import/export, system-wide media management, VST plug-in support, tape-style audio scrubbing and 60i-to-24p conversions. Several DV, DVCAM and HDCAM VCRs are also natively supported over FireWire.

(800) 577-6642

Suggested Retail Price: $600


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Ulead’s VideoStudio 9 includes a new DV-to-DVD Wizard, chromakey features, Flash animation overlays and Pan and Zoom effects that can be applied to video. A new feature called DV Quick Scan allows users to quickly choose which clips they want to capture. New video and audio filters round out the new version.

(800) 85-ULEAD

Suggested Retail Price: $100

Digital Juice

Digital Juice’s VideoTraxx 3, with over 3,000 QuickTime stock video clips shipped on 34 DVD-ROMs, spanning 36 categories. Digital Juice’s new Juicer 2 management software is also included in the package, which can also perform conversions to DV, AVI and other codecs bundled with most video editing software.

(800) 525-2203

Suggested Retail Price: $599


MacroSystem’s Claro includes a DVD burner and a FireWire port (but no analog video inputs,) and ships with a 120GB hard drive and 256MB of RAM. The appliance supports both standard NTSC monitors and VGA monitors for output. A card reader for importing digital photos is built-in.

(877) 554-2846

Suggested Retail Price: $1,199

Focus Enhancements

Focus’ FireStore FS-4 Pro records DV25 footage to its 40GB or 80GB hard drive as your choice of Raw DV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type 2 24p, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime, QuickTime 24p, Pinnacle AVI or Avid DV-OMF formats. Two FireStore FS-4 units can be linked together to capture as much as 12 hours of footage. Please visit Focus’ Web site for compatibility information for your camcorder.

(408) 866-8300

Suggested Retail Price: $1,195 (40GB); $1,595 (80GB)

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