The Big Premiere
Adobe Premiere 6.0 is compatible with Windows or Macintosh and includes built-in support for digital video devices. Premiere 6.0 supports one-step Web output and has an "automate to timeline" feature. This feature allows you to send an entire sequence of clips from the storyboard or project window directly to the timeline.
Suggested retail price $549
|Storm a Brewin’|
DVStorm editing software from Canopus Corporation features DV and analog in/outputs as well as MPEG output for DVD and Web streaming. It comes bundled with Adobe Premiere 5.1, Canopus StormEdit, SmartSound audio software and a trial version of SpruceUp DVD authoring. DVStorm supports single and dual processor systems running Windows 98, 2000, NT 4.0 and Windows Me.
Suggested retail price $1,799
|Explore the Great Outdoors|
The new Gitzo Explorer Series tripods from Bogen feature a leg-angle locking mechanism that allows the legs to be individually locked at any angle from 0 to 90-degrees. A shoulder knuckle design allows the column to be tilted 100 plus degrees and rotated freely through 360-degrees and locked in any position.
Suggested retail price $290 G2220, $638 G2227, $732 G2228
Studio Action editing software from Pinnacle Systems is designed to let children ages eight to 18 capture and edit video for Web distribution. It comes bundled with Lego Studios’ video editing software and a USB video cable. A titling feature lets users build titles and credits and the Smart Sound Library provides sound effects and background music.
Suggested retail price $70
|One Stop Storage|
Maxtor Corporation’s 1394 External Storage is a hard drive that uses the IEEE-1394 FireWire interface. It comes in 40GB and 80GB capacities and measures approximately 2x6x9-inches. The Maxtor External Storage is hot swappable (can be plugged in or taken off without shutting down the computer) and features a data transfer rate up to 400Mbps. Use it to store video, digital music and digital photos.
Suggested retail price $280 40GB, $400 80GB
|Pocketful of Storage|
LaCie’s compact PocketDrive comes in 10GB, 20GB and 30GB sizes, has both FireWire and USB connections and is compatible with Mac or Windows. The PocketDrive portable hard drive has a rubber shock absorber the company claims can withstand a 3G drop.
Suggested retail price $399 10GB, $599 20GB, $700 30GB
|Medio CAMpeg RT|
MedioStream’s CAMpeg RT is a stand-alone software solution that converts DV to MPEG-2 in real time. It works with PCs equipped with Pentium III or AMD Athlon processors and Windows 98, 98SE, 2000 or Windows Me. There’s no need for special encoding or decoding hardware.
Suggested retail price: $499