Macrosystem releases realtime HDV conversion box

from a Macrosystem press release

MacroSystem, Inc., the inventor of standalone nonlinear video editors, released a new conversion box that provides live,

full-resolution display of HDV material. With this technology, individuals may now efficiently archive, duplicate, and view

HDV footage without compromising the resolution through compression and lengthy conversion times.

The MacroSystem HDV RT/HD debuts as a unique product in the market by providing individuals with a way to work with native

HDV material in a convenient studio setting, without requiring a larger and more expensive HDTV monitor.

"The MacroSystem HDV RT/HD continues the Macrosystem legacy of providing cutting-edge technologies that are easy to

use. Extending now to all editing platforms and applications, this exceptional product serves HDV demands that are not

currently answered by other products on the market today," said Chet Davis, vice president of marketing and sales for

MacroSystem, Inc.

As the HDV format battles wages on between Blu-ray and HD-DVD, individuals now require a cost-efficient method for

preserving and backing up HDV footage. MiniDV tapes are inefficient, costly, and put the footage at risk of degradation


In addition, of the current editing systems that display HDV footage, most are limited to playing the footage back in a

lower-resolution "proxy" version. The Macrosystem High Definition Video RT/HD addresses these concerns, providing

individuals with a powerful multi-purpose tool that’s well suited for any HDV environment.

The Macrosystem HDV RT/HD connects via FireWire and in realtime enables the full-resolution HDV signal to be viewed via

either DVI or VGA ports and outputs a resolution of up to 1920 X 1200. This device is compatible with all HDV camcorders,

recorders and HDV editing applications. This console includes a removable 250GB hard drive, providing up to 30 project

partitions and storing up to 23 hours of HDV material.

The HDV Recorder is compatible with all formats: 720p, 1080i, NTSC, and PAL, and a single hard drive can contain any

combination of these formats. Ideal for professionals and prosumers working with HDV streams, the Macrosystem HDV RT/HD is a

solution for vendors using industrial HDV presentations and Point of Sale HDV applications where playlists and continuous HDV

streams are desired.

The HDV Recorder has an MSRP of $1,999. For more information, please visit our website:

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