Reprinted from an InterVideo press release:
InterVideo, Inc. announced today WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV, a complete analog/digital video editing solution. WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV combines the flexibility of the ADVE-9011H Analog/Digital Video Capture Combo Board with the easy, time-saving features of WinDVD Creator Plus video editing software. The powerful new hardware/software solution enables users to capture video from both analog and digital sources and includes InterVideo’s unique one-step video editing and creation technology. For zero wait times, consumers can also use InterVideo’s Direct Recording technology to burn the captured video directly to a VCD or DVD that can be played back by most of the CE players in use today.
Equipped with a 1394/FireWire input/output interface, the plug and play capture board acts as a bridge for transferring video from analog devices such as DV/D8 camcorders and VCRs to a PC at speeds of up to 400Mb/sec. By combining the board with video editing software that delivers the industry’s fastest content creation time and support for all DVD formats, InterVideo has developed a compelling solution that will appeal to analog camcorder users and digital camcorder users.
According to the Envisioneering Group, a New York-based technology research agency, there are about 70 million analog camcorders and 18 million digital camcorders in use in the United States today. Analog camcorders produce good tapes but provide limited editing options, and the tapes deteriorate when copied. In addition, consumers who have moved from analog to DV camcorders would like a fast, easy way to convert their old analog videos to the more versatile digital format.
WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV meets these users needs by allowing them to:
WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV guides users through four DVD-making steps: capturing video; editing it; adding titles, transitions, effects, music, DVD menus and finally, burning the finished product as a DVD (or VCD, SVCD, mini-DVD, MPEG-4, DivX, WMP) movie.
“Our new AVDV product adds analog support to the long list of features that have made WinDVD Creator Plus so popular with novices and experienced home video enthusiasts,” said Steve Ro, CEO and co-founder of InterVideo. “Support for all of the DVD formats and the time-saving features that are unique to our WinDVD Creator product line make WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV the most innovative hardware/software solution available and the best value.”
Features that make the video production process less time-consuming–and less frustrating, include:
WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP. The complete package includes the InterVideo WinDVD Creator Plus software CD, an ADVE-9011H Analog and Digital Video Capture Combo board with 4 cables (1394, S-Video, RCA and Audio), the associated drivers and a user manual. WinDVD Creator Plus AVDV has an MSRP of $129 and is available now at InterVideo’s web site www.intervideo.com.