Reprinted from a MedioStream press release:
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ — MedioStream, a leading provider of PC-based software for recording video to DVDs and CDs, today announced that Hitachi PC is bundling MedioStream’s neoDVDstandard authoring software with its new line of Prius Deck PCs, which feature both DVD-RAM/R and CD-R/RW drives. The Prius Deck PCs are currently available in Japan only.
“We’re very pleased that Hitachi PC has selected MedioStream’s software for its new line of personal computers,” said Gordon Doran, MedioStream’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the PC market getting more and more competitive, bundling these kinds of recordable drives and consumer-friendly authoring software makes tremendous sense.”
Hitachi PC is the latest successful partnership for MedioStream, and its first bundling agreement with a PC manufacturer. The company announced earlier that it had formed bundling arrangements with Ricoh Europe, Ricoh Japan, and Sony Electronics for their latest generation of DVD+RW drive.
“Hitachi has always been on the forefront of the DVD revolution with an impressive suite of DVD products for consumers, including camcorders, players, and storage devices,” said Takuya Matsumoto, Hitachi PC’s Senior Engineer of Personal System Development. “By bundling the new line of Prius Deck PCs with neoDVDstandard, our customers can take video, burn it to a disc, and watch it on a set-top box, all using Hitachi equipment.”
Designed specifically for consumers, MedioStream’s neoDVD suite of DVD authoring software offers a complete, real-time end-to-end solution for consumers to easily capture, edit, compress, author and burn DVD or VCD video files onto their recordable DVD and CD drives. neoDVD supports live capture from camcorders, as well as input from DV, AVI, Quick Time, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video files. In addition, neoDVD offers automatic PAL/NTSC format conversion, and the ability to personalize DVDs or VCDs, including adding audio overlay, chapter titles, customized menu, and transitional effects. With no video processing experience, the average camcorder user can quickly and easily create DVDs or VCDs on their home PC.
neoDVDstandard is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP. The software requires one analog capture card or OHCI-compliant FireWire connector (for video capture); AGP graphics card with 8MBs memory; minimum 700MHz Intel Pentium 4, Pentium III, Celeron or AMD Athlon processor (1.1 GHz and above for real-time performance); 128MB of memory; 5GB free hard drive; DirectX 8.0 or above; Windows Media Player 7.1 or above.