ProxSys Media Server Streamlines Media Asset Management and Offers an Unprecedented Storage Price Point to Effectively Manage Terabytes of Digital HD Media
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 08, 2006 -- IBC -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media acquisition, management and delivery technology, today announced that it will demonstrate, for the first time, a new ProxSys Media Server® media asset management (MAM) solution that supports Panasonic's MXF file format structure.
New Panasonic HD/SD shoulder mount and portable video cameras utilize digital tapeless acquisition formats and record to Panasonic's P2 digital media cards and Focus Enhancements' FS-100 Direct To Edit® (DTE) recorders in the Panasonic MXF file structure. MXF includes media, thumbnails, timecode, and other sorts of specific clip information. ProxSys preserves this data structure from ingest, search, to playout, in addition to generating bandwidth-economical MPEG-4 proxy files to facilitate searching and collaboration.
"Many Panasonic P2 customers have already dramatically streamlined their HD acquisition workflow with our FS-100 Direct To Edit recorders," said Michael Conway, Sr. VP of Corporate Strategy and Development. "Our new ProxSys variant offers DVCPRO and DVCPROHD native support, P2 metadata continuity, and extends the workflow advantages to online storage and playout."
Focus Enhancements will highlight the Panasonic/ProxSys demonstration at IBC from September 8 - 12 in stand number 9.431. IBC is the leading event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content.
ProxSys Media Server provides comprehensive and optimized media asset management solutions, which enable customers to organize rich multi-format media, including HD content, via standard Web browsers. ProxSys is designed for medium- and large-scale deployments in a wide range of video-driven applications, including broadcast archive and play-out, TV monitoring, medical, sports analysis, education and training, and video archiving. It is an integrated solution specifically designed for managing and leveraging media assets in the video-driven business paradigm -- giving work groups unprecedented levels of access and immediacy, without the tier one price tag.
ProxSys replaces the need to manually manage volumes of dispersed analog and digital videotapes, CD-ROMs, audio CDs, and digital images within the organization, creating a seamless workflow environment. ProxSys manages terabytes of low- and high-resolution video, audio, images, documents, and data from a simple web browser interface, allowing quick preview and access to clips from any location over the Internet.
ProxSys Media Server is available now through Focus Enhancements' worldwide dealer and distributor networks starting at $25,000 MSRP. For more information, please visit http://www.focusinfo.com.
About the FS-100
The FireStore FS-100 Direct To Edit® recorder interfaces with the Panasonic AG-HVX200 camcorder using a single FireWire cable that passes audio, video, timecode, and control information, allowing users to simultaneously record to disk and P2 cards. It also includes a comprehensive backlit display, menu system, and buttons that provide easy control and management.
When in DVCPRO HD or DVCPRO 50 mode, files are recorded to disk in P2 MXF format. When in DVCPRO/DV mode, files are recorded as RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type 2 24p, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime, QuickTime 24p, Avid OMF, Pinnacle AVI, or P2 MXF file formats. Users then connect the FireStore FS-100 to a Mac or PC editing system like a normal FireWire hard disk drive for instant editing -- without capturing, file transfer, or file conversion.
About Focus Enhancements, Inc.
Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company's Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company's Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.
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