reprinted from a Shining Technology press release: Newly Patented Technology Covers Award-Winning Line of CitiDISK DV/HDV/DVCPRO HD Tapeless Acquisition Recorders CYPRESS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shining Technology, Inc., a global provider of essential peripherals to the professional broadcast and video markets, today announced it has been issued a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its unique AV recording technology. Entitled "System and Method for Direct Recording of Audio, Video and/or Images for Easy Access and Editing, U.S. Patent No. 7,295,766 covers Shinings proprietary technology for recording data, such as video, directly from video cameras onto tapeless hard drives facilitating a video professionals ability to edit instantly. Shining has developed this system for several years and it is currently used worldwide in the companys award-winning line of CitiDISK recorders. These palm-sized devices attach directly to DV/HDV/DVCPRO HD video cameras and allow users to record footage directly to CitiDISKs high-capacity (currently up to 120GB) video hard drive (and to tape simultaneously). This tapeless recording capability eliminates the time-consuming video recapture process, making "on-the-spot editing a reality for todays broadcast and video pros, who must often edit instantly for immediate turnaround (e.g., online video uploads). The result is a significant resource savings in man-hours, production and field time, and the bottom line. "The high-definition transformation we are all witnessing, whether at the professional or consumer level, represents a massive industry sea change, said Chris Wang, chief executive officer of Shining Technology. "Our company is proud to be well-positioned with the patented technology and the right products at the right time for a burgeoning global appetite to work with video digitally.