Reprinted from an SCM Microsystems press release:


Fremont, Calif. – August 14, 2002 – SCM Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital
World, today announced its Dazzle DVD Creation Station 200 (DCS 200). It is
the industry’s first multi-input, all-in-one hardware and software solution
for creating videos and photo slideshows to play back on a home DVD player.


The DCS 200 allows consumers to capture DVD quality video from any
camcorder, VCR or TV, as well as read photo and other files from all types
of flash card media. The device comes with a complete suite of Dazzle
software which allows users to capture and edit video as well as design and
burn DVDs and photo slideshows. The DCS 200 also supports outputting video
to videotape, Video CD, and the web.


“DVD players, digital cameras and camcorders are the hottest consumer
electronics products in the market,” said Dirk Peters, Director of
Marketing for SCM Microsystems’ Digital Media and Video division. “The
breakthrough DCS 200 links these three technologies together so consumers
can take their videos and photos and create DVDs that they can watch on
their home DVD players. Along with the easy-to-use yet powerful Dazzle
software suite, anyone can create a DVD which looks like it came out
of Hollywood.”


The DCS 200 connects to the PC via a standard USB interface, making it very
easy to set up. In addition to RCA video, S-Video and RCA audio ports for
inputting and outputting video, the DCS200 has slots for reading all types
of digital flash memory cards, including CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM
Microdrive, SmartMedia, SD Card, MultiMediaCard and Sony Memory Stick.


Three powerful software applications are included with the DCS 200 :
Dazzle MovieStar 5.0 this complete video editing package enables
users to capture video, cut out unwanted scenes, add titles, 3D
transitions, background audio, voice over narrations and special effects.
It also lets users output video to videotape, VideoCD, S-VCD, DVD, video
email or stream video over the Internet via the Dazzle Webcast Theater.
Dazzle DVD Complete Dazzle’s software for designing and burning DVDs
takes users from camcorder to DVD disc in five easy steps. This
easy-to-use program allows consumers to take edited video, add interactive
menus, chapters and titles, choose from professionally developed graphic
themes and burn directly to a CD or DVD disc, complete with matching disc
labels and jewel case.
OnDVD this digital photography application allows users to import
digital pictures, edit and touch up the images, organize a slideshow on a
timeline, add background audio and then burn a Video CD which plays back on
a DVD player.


Pricing, Availability
Dazzle DCS 200 supports Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME and XP operating systems.
The product is priced at $229.99 (MSRP) and available now.

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