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Next Stop, DVStation!

Canopus Corporation hopes to simplify editing with DVStation. The all-in-one editing workstation combines the DVRaptor capture board and editing software with a portable PC. DVStation includes Adobe Premiere 5.1, Canopus SoftXplode and Sonic’s SmartSound. The DVStation PC has a 550MHz Pentium III CPU, 128MB RAM, 30GB of storage and a 15-inch LCD monitor.

(408) 954-4502

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Movin’ On Up

StageTools has released MovingPicture, a pan-and-zoom application, as a plug-in for Adobe Premiere, dpsVelocity, RexEdit, Speed Razor and After Effects. MovingPicture uses digital still images to create pans and zooms from the timeline of your editor. Available for Windows 95, 98 and NT with a Mac version to be released later this fall.

(540) 592-7001

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Go Wide!

New from Century Precision Optics is a wide-angle lens attachment for camcorders with a 37mm lens front diameter. Century says its .5X-wide-angle converter captures a 50% wider field of view while maintaining full zoom capabilities. Includes 27mm, 30mm and 30.5mm step rings for diameters smaller than 37mm.

(800) 228-1254

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$225 (37mm .5x)

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

The Elura 2MC digital camcorder from Canon measures only 1 7/8-inches (w) by 4 1/8-inches (h) by 3 3/8-inches (d) and weighs just over a pound. It captures video in one of three shooting modes and includes image stabilization, a 2.5-inch view screen and a FireWire port.

(800) OK-CANON

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Case in Point

The Case Logic DVC-50 is a storage bag specifically designed for digital camcorders. It features an adjustable interior divider, extra thick padding throughout and has a PVC bottom that provides moisture protection and added durability.

(800) 925-8111

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Come on Baby, do the TitleMotion

Inscriber Technology has released TitleMotion DV for Adobe Premiere. The graphics plug-in creates video titles and motion effects and includes over 200 new text styles and more than 50 animation templates. For Windows 98 and NT.

(519) 570-9111

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Cute Baby

The Gitzo Classic Baby (G1340BABY) from Bogen Photo Corp. is a short, aluminum tripod designed for ground-level shooting. It has a minimum height of only 4 1/4-inches and weighs just three pounds. The legs can be set individually at one of three angles: 24, 55 or 90-degrees.

(201) 818-9500

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Backdrop Outlet has introduced a new line of Flex-Out backgrounds that come in two sizes. There are 13 styles available, including chromakey blue or green. They have a sewn loop at the top for hanging and can be twisted down to 30-inches. A free carry bag is included with each Flex-Out.

(800) 466-1755

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$125 (5-by-7 ft.)

$169 (6-by-8 ft.)

Assault and Battery

Saft America Inc. has added 10 new Li-Ion and NiMH batteries to its line of Polaroid camcorder accessories. The batteries fit a wide range of camcorders including Sony, JVC, Sharp and Panasonic.

(800) 328-9146

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From $50 to $110

Big Red

Boris RED 1.5 is the latest version of Boris FX’s 3-D compositing and title-effects plug-in for editing systems using the Win98/NT or Power Mac platforms. The new version now supports Final Cut Pro, in-sync Speed Razor and FAST Silver. New features include an advanced effects library browser and hard-disk playback mode.

(888) 772-6747

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