Reprinted from a Turtle Beach press release:

Turtle Beach today announced the Video Advantage PCI, an all-in-one, PCI-based video capture system that supports both analog and digital video capture in a wide variety of standards and formats, making it easy to capture, edit and deliver video with professional results.

“Analog tape doesn’t last forever,” said Frederick Romano, Executive vice-president of Turtle Beach. “With Video Advantage PCI you can transfer analog and digital video tapes to your PC and then edit, copy, enhance and transfer to DVD, CD or the web. It’s the perfect solution for video enthusiasts and amateur videographers who want a no-compromise, high-performance desktop video production system at an affordable price.”

In addition to providing high-speed PCI-based video capture with 10-bit color resolution, the Video Advantage PCI also features a unique front-panel interface that fits into a 5.25″ drive bay, providing convenient access to line and microphone inputs, S-Video and composite video inputs, a USB passthrough, and a 4-pin 1394 port for connecting digital camcorders or a digital VCR. Analog video can be captured in DV format for frame-accurate editing or MPEG format to conserve hard disk space. A Right-to-Disc Recording feature also allows transfer of videos directly from camcorder tape to DVD in one simple step.

The all-inclusive package also features a suite of video and audio production software, including: AD FullCap for capturing in AVI, or DV type-1 and type-2 formats, Cyberlink PowerDirector DE for capturing in MPEG format and authoring movies or photo slide shows, Cyberlink PowerProducer Express, for transferring to DVD, SVCD, VCS, DV Tape or streaming video for the Web, AudioSurgeon for recording and editing music and sound effects, and a comprehensive library of music and sound effects for enhancing movies and photo slide shows.

The Video Advantage PCI, which is compatible with Windows 2000/XP systems, has an expected SRP of $169.95.

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