Reprinted from a Ulead press release:

Ulead Systems, a 15 year industry leader in video, imaging, and DVD software development, today announced the availability of the Ulead HD Plug-in 2.0. This second version of the Ulead HD Plug-in is now equipped to handle high definition video (HDV) content shot with the new Sony HDR-FX1 Handycam camcorder, and will support Sony’s HVR-Z1U Professional HDV camcorder and HVR-M10 VTR due to ship in early 2005. Ulead will showcase the Ulead HD Plug-in 2.0 for MediaStudio Pro 7 at DV Expo West, December 8-10, booth #235, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Ulead HD Plug-in 2.0 gives videographers a way to natively capture, edit, and output high-resolution HDV 1080i without a loss of video quality using the rich video editing feature set within MediaStudio Pro 7, Ulead’s professional post-production video editing suite. With the Ulead HD Plug-in, MediaStudio Pro 7 works with HDV content seamlessly without requiring third party tools or interfaces. The HD Plug-in is available at a cost-effective price point of $299.

"With our industry-leading expertise in real-time MPEG editing, we were first to market with a native HDV editing solution in the Spring of 2004," says Juliet Kuo, associate vice president who oversees the video technology in Ulead Systems. "We are pleased again to be one of the first to offer an HDV editing solution for Sony’s new HDR-FX1 camcorder."

Availability & Pricing
The Ulead HD Plug-in contains an HDV editing solution for the Sony HDR-FX1, HVR-Z1U and HVR-M10 VTR as well as the JVC GR-HD1and JY-HD10 camcorders. It’s now available at for $299. Ulead customers who already have the HD Plug-in for the JVC GR-HD1 and JY-HD10 camcorders can upgrade to this all-in-one HD Plug-in for free. Customers can now save $200 if they purchase MediaStudio Pro 7 together with the HD Plug-in for $399.

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