Reprinted from a KWorld press release:
KWorld Computer Co. Ltd., manufacturer of a full line of multi-media processing equipment for the PC marketplace, announces the Video Magician, a hardware/software conversion system that turns any PC into a professional video editing station that rivals systems costing five to ten times more.
“We looked at what was currently missing from the marketplace before we developed the Video Magician “said Robert Chen, Vice-President of KWorld. “We’ve incorporated everything needed to capture, edit, enhance, and distribute video products without having to become a professional editor.” The result is a product with the quality and versatility to generate commercial video products and simple enough for the beginner to use.
Video Magician includes an internal PCI card, breakout box for easy audio/video connection, and a full complement of software that provides the system with TIVO type capture/viewing plus full featured video editing capabilities that rival products costing up to ten times as much.
Video Magician’s unique combination of complementary hardware and software represents a quantum leap upward in capabilities, cost, and simplicity by converting your PC into an audio/video media center system emulating the Windows Media Center Edition system. The PCI card and breakout box include a cable ready tuner giving it the ability to capture video from a variety of sources including broadcast TV, composite video, S-video, USB, and Fire Wire.
Bundled with Cyberlink’s Power Director 3 and Power VCRII software, the system offers professional quality video editing capabilities like store, edit, enhance, titling, sound effects, music, narration, special effects, transitions, and the ability to generate distribution products in all popular formats including CD, VCD, DVD, and the Web..
Minimum system requirements for the Video Magician include a Pentium III 800 PC with Windows 98se or higher, 128 meg RAM, a free PCI 2.2 slot, a graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX 8.1 or higher, a SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card, 1 gigabyte free hard drive space and a CD ROM for installation. CDR and DVD-R are required for burning and permanent storage of material.
The Video Magician ships with all A/V adapter cables and hardware for internal/external mounting of breakout box and an external IR remote control for control of all AV functions.