DVRex is Full of Real Time Features

Rex on a Rack

The DVRex R3 is the latest turnkey system to come from Canopus. The R3 combines the DVRex M1 with DVRex RT, dual Pentium III 500MHz CPUs, 256MB RAM, 17.5GB hard drive, Soundblaster Live! sound card, 32x CD-ROM, Xplode effects accelerator, Windows NT and a lot more. According to Canopus, the R3 includes the following real time features: 10 tracks of static and moving titles, titling over transitions and effects, color correction, lumakeying, two picture-in-picture windows, slow motion and more. (408) 954-4500


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From DV Studio Technologies comes the Apollo Expert DVDer. The basic DVD authoring system includes the Apollo Expert real-time MPEG-2 encoding board and DVD authoring software. The package enables owners of Pentium-based computers to put video on DVD disks, either without menus or with single-level menus including up to 32 buttons. DV Studio Technology claims their hardware is compatible with most DVD authoring software from other vendors. (800) 454-1702

Suggested Retail Price: $1,995

Sticky Graphics

Jedor Inc. designed Viscosity with a highly visual interface for image editing and animation. Viscosity allows the viewing of animations directly in the editing interface. Jedor claims Viscosity is easy-to-use for both novice and expert graphic designers, and suited for output to video, the Web and multimedia presentations. (888) 379-3232

Suggested Retail Price: $179

Orange FireWire

The OrangeLink FireWire Hub from Orange Micro enables you to eliminate the daisy chain effect of your FireWire products to allow uninterruptable "hot plugging" of all your FireWire devices. The Hub has six IEEE 1394 ports. It also provides 30 watts of power for those FireWire peripherals, that require it. (714) 779-2772

Suggested Retail Price: $99

Pro Pack

The PC Camera Pro Pack from Intel includes several key features. The USB-based camera captures video up to 640×480 pixels at 20 frames per second, and 320×240 pixels at 30 frames per second and includes a composite video input. Included software provides video phone, video e-mail, video editing and WebCam capabilities. Minimum requirements are a 166MHz or faster MMX Pentium, 32MB RAM, Windows 95 OSR2 or Windows 98. Intel claims Pentium III owners will experience larger video windows and faster frame rates. (800) 538-3373

Suggested Retail Price: $129

Have Camera, Will Edit

The DCM-M1, from Sony, features MiniDisk-based recording and built-in touch-screen nonlinear editing. The DCM-M1 uses MPEG-2 compression to record up to 20 minutes of video, 4500 still images or four hours of audio with digital still images. Editing is based around a touch screen storyboard interface. Editing features include the ability to trim clips, add titles, import graphics and use several different transitions. The camera includes an Ethernet port for transfering files to your computer. (800) 222-7669

Suggested Retail Price: $2,299

Editing Appliance

The PV-DS1000 Digital Media Editor, from Panasonic features DV-based nonlinear editing without the computer. The PV-DS1000 uses IEEE 1394 FireWire to capture video from compatible DV camcorders directly to the units 17GB drive. In addition to DV capture with machine control, the PV-DS1000 allows users to digitize analog source material. The appliance utilizes a remote control that features a jog/shuttle. (800) 211-7262

Suggested Retail Price: $2,199

I Can See Clearly Now

In response to user demand, Canon has introduced another accessory for the XL1. The FU-1000 Monochrome Viewfinder Unit provides a high-resolution easy-to-focus viewfinder. The 1.5-inch CRT display includes control for contrast, brightness, tally lamp on/off and more. The FU-1000 includes a battery adapter that fits the XL1s battery compartment, but Canon recommends using the CH-900 dual battery holder for maximum battery life. (800) 652-2266

Suggested Retail Price: $1,999

Razzle Dazzle

The Dazzle Digital Video Recorder from Dazzle Multimedia features video capture up to 720X480 at 60 fields per second. The PCI-based card requires Windows 95/98. The included editing software allows mixing MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and .AVI files during editing. The Digital Video Recorder outputs in MPEG-2 to video tape or disk-based media. Other features include built-in TV tuner, DVD playback, Digital VCR features and more. (510) 360-2300

Suggested Retail Price: $299

Gone Fishin

The Gitzo G1552 microphone boom from Bogen Photo Corp. uses Carbon Fiber construction to create a strong, lightweight fishpole. With a maximum extension of 96.5 inches, the one-pound-five-ounce G1552 includes Gitzos U-shaped, machined-aluminum shock mount with 3/8" mounting screw. A newly designed twist lock system locks with either a clockwise or counterclockwise twist. (201) 818-9500

Suggested Retail Price: $360

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