Reprinted from a MooGear press release:
MooGear announces DV Capture, a simple to use application that allows someone to capture audio and video very easily through the fire wire port from an external device into their PC.
More often, people require expensive Non Linear editing applications in order to simply capture video from a camera or device. The need to capture video in suitable formats does not always have to be tethered to the editing experience. Anyone with a camera should be able to capture media to their hard drive quickly and reliably. DV Capture allows you to acquire easily and reliably form a choice of external devices. Now, an editor can have several capture stations. DV Capture does not require you to edit at all. You can simply capture video and then encode using your favorite output application.
DV Capture Features:
With DV Capture you can:
capture DV NTSC and DV PAL
you have Half Resolution VGA playback during preview and capture
you have deck control with transport buttons
you have Controls for single frame step forward or reverse
you can Previews Audio during captures
you can preview audio before you capture during the Audition process
you will get drop frame reports to let you know if your PC is keeping up.
you can easily choose which directory the file goes to from the front panel UI
your devices will be Auto recognized when you plug in.
you can connect to multiple 1394 devices simultaneously. For instance, your PC can be connected to a Camcorder as well as a conversion box with 1394. DV Capture tool will auto detects and allows you to choose.
you can choose from a drop down menu, which connected 1394 device to use
you can hot connect to any device while the PC is on and still remain stable
DV Capture supports 1394 Mini DV as well as Digital 8 devices
it allows you to choose between Type 1 and Type 2 audio for capture
see an easy to read Duration window tells you the duration of each media clip you capture.
DV Capture allows you to capture very long clips, over one hour tested.
DV Capture is for people with DV devices who:
want to reliably connect and transfer video media from a camcorder or device to a PC.
want to capture with professional quality on a secondary PC freeing up their edit system.
want to by pass the editing process and simply encode directly from the PC.
specialize in graphic design work and simply need to get video into their PC that they want to enhance graphically using their favorite graphics application.
use their PCs as an entertainment center and nee to get video in to play out.
DV Capture will be sold direct to end users. It is also geared towards the OEM customers as a utility to add functionality and help enable cool technology.
Pricing and Availability
DV Capture is scheduled to release October 7th,2004. The price is $25 per stand alone unit. MooGear is distributed by www.jetstreamer.com LLC