The Philips DVDR985 stand-alone recorder allows consumers to transfer videos to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc that can play back on most DVD players. The DVDR985 automatically creates an index picture screen on burned DVDs, which allows navigation through the recording. It comes with a built-in TV tuner, so the unit can capture TV programs as well. Basic editing features allow linear assemble editing on the recorder.
Suggested retail price: $1,000
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Add professional animated backgrounds to your videos with TriLab Productions’ Digital Hotcakes, a seven-volume motion graphics series. From organic backgrounds to water, fire and skies, these tools provide over 330 animations. The average animation lasts three to six seconds and loops seamlessly. A range of formats, including S-VHS, Mini DV and CD-ROM are available.
Suggested retail price: $97 to $149 per volume
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Cases Plus Inc. has developed the KX1427XL1 travel case, designed specifically for the Canon XL1. The outer shell is injection-molded ABS plastic and is equipped with 3-inch recessed exterior-mounted wheels and a telescoping handle. A lid gasket seals out harmful elements like water, salt air and dust. The case interior has a custom protective foam system that cradles and suspends a fully assembled XL1.
Suggested retail price: starting at $362
TDK will soon introduce the first CD burner capable of packing 2GB of uncompressed data onto inexpensive optical discs. The new TDK drive incorporates a MultiLevel (ML) read/write system that adds a 2GB super-size mode to its standard CD-R/RW recording capability when used with TDK ML-R or ML-RW discs. The discs will cost about $2 and $3, respectively.
Suggested retail price: $199
Avid Technology has announced Avid Xpress DV 3 editing software. It offers Avid’s internationally recognized user interface, advanced compositing features, improved DVD burning capability and expanded tool sets. Xpress DV 3 is available now for Windows 2000 machines and will be available for Macs in mid-2002.
Suggested retail price: $1,699
Here’s a creative way to stabilize your camcorder. THE pod is a camera platform designed to be compact and strong. It is intended for easy transport and trouble-free setup on virtually any surface. THE pod uses the industry standard 1/4-inch mounting bolt, which is compatible with consumer camcorders.
Suggested retail price: $15
JVC is touting its new line of Vertical Mini DV camcorders as having new distribution-enhancing features. The GR-DVM76U has the ability to encode real time, or previously captured footage into Internet- ready MPEG-4 video. It is also possible to use the DVM76U as a WebCam.
Suggested retail price: $1,300