Mountain View, CA, June 12, 2000Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLE), today announced that Studio DV is now available through Hewlett-Packard Company’s (NYSE: HWP) build-to-order program for the company’s line of HP Pavilion home PCs. Consumers have the option of having the factory install Pinnacle Systems’ award-winning Studio DV editing solution in their brand-new HP Pavilion PCs.
Studio DV will be available as an option on all HP build-to-order kiosks located in Best Buy, Circuit City and Staples stores nationwide, and direct from HP at hpshopping.com. Users who select the option will get three additional 1394/Firewire/iLink ports two on the rear of the PC and one on the front panel as well as the Studio DV software and 1394 cable. Through the build-to-order program, users can also configure CPU speed, memory, hard disk capacity, and other PC features.
We are excited to work with HP to make Studio DV available in a customer friendly, turn-key solution, said Bill Loesch, vice president of Pinnacle Systems’ consumer group. We regularly get requests from customers for advice on what kind of PC is best suited for video editing. Now a complete and integrated solution is available from HP, Loesch added.
We are pleased to partner with a leader in digital video, said Sam Szteinbaum, business manager of HP’s North America Consumer Computing Organization. Pinnacle Systems’ Studio DV integrated with our PCs will provide an ideal solution for the home PC user who wants an approachable, easy-to-use solution that is also incredibly powerful.
About Studio DV:
Studio DV lets you transfer digital video from your Digital8 or DV camcorder to your PC. Choose your best shots and arrange them in any order, and then add titles, scene transitions, music, narration, special effects and more. Jazz up your video with more than 100 professional-style scene transitions, and over 300 styles for titles, including neon, metallic, drop shadows and more. Create videotapes or digital video for the Internet or email. You don’t need a lot of disk space – an entire tape can be captured in as little as 150MB. Studio DV adds 3 high-speed 1394/Firewire ports to your PC.