From Tapeless Acquisition and Mixing to Display and Media Asset Management, Focus Enhancements Encompasses the IBC Mantra, "Creation, Management, Delivery"
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 07, 2006 -- IBC Booth 9.431 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, will showcase glass-to-glass HD and SD workflow solutions for media professionals at IBC.
IBC is the leading event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content. Focus Enhancements will demonstrate its full line-up of solutions during IBC Expo at the Amsterdam RAI from September 8 - 12 in stand number 9.431.
"Focus Enhancements delivers a series of high quality products from acquisition, to mixing, archiving and displaying to manage the tapeless future," said Brett Moyer, president and CEO of Focus Enhancements. "With a full line-up of high performance 'glass-to-glass' solutions, Focus Enhancements optimizes video workflow and media asset management, saving significant time and money along the way."
The company is highlighting several real world scenarios including:
-- Video Production: Tapeless acquisition in HD for HDV and P2-Camcorders -- Media Asset Management: From ingest, storage to playout -- Digital Signage: SD and HD solutions for retail and museum applications
After the release of the portable FireStore FS-4 Direct To Edit® (DTE) Recorder at last year's IBC, the company is announcing added support of HDV formats for Apple Final Cut Pro and AVID DV Xpress HD. Focus Enhancements is also showing its latest development for Panasonic P2 cameras: Focus FireStore FS-100 with DVCPRO HD support.
Focus FireStore FS-4 Pro HD now also supports Quicktime HDV for HDV cameras.
The portable FireStore FS-4 HD delivers HD and DV acquisition solutions from the field to the editing room, enabling videographers to record HD or DV streams directly to disk via FireWire from leading HDV and DV camcorders and decks including those from Sony, Canon, JVC, and Panasonic. FireStore then connects directly to Mac/Windows-based editing systems, allowing video professionals to edit content directly from the FS-4 HD. When in DV25 mode, users can choose from the most popular NLE file formats including Avid OMF, QuickTime, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI and more, as well as high definition 720p or 1080i MPEG2 transport streams (.m2t).
Focus Enhancements is also displaying its complete family of other FireStore DTE products including the FS-2E Studio DTE recorder (with SDI embedded audio) FS-3 and DR-DV5000 Camera-Mount DTE recorders.
The MX-4 Digital Video Mixer is an eight-input (four composite and four S-video), four-channel mixer that provides seamless video switching, enhanced synchronized audio mixing, internal graphics storage, and Ethernet-based connectivity. The MX-4 incites creativity with more than 700 transitions and the ability to import 50 background and foreground graphics to create beautiful four-layer effects. In addition to a switcher, the MX-4 includes a frame synchronizer, TBC, and manual video adjustments.
The MX-4 DV Digital Video Mixer incorporates all the functionality found in the MX-4, and it also enables users to switch between 12 video sources (four S-video, four composite, and four DV) and includes four digital inputs and one digital output.
At IBC 2006 Focus will also present its latest version of the Focus MediaConverter, MC-2E. The MC-2E digital/analog converter is designed for broadcast and professional postproduction. It makes advanced, bidirectional video conversion affordable, reliable, and easy. With a variety of inputs and outputs, the MC-2E enables users to convert DV to analog video, analog video to DV, and analog or DV to SDI.
Media Asset Management
Tapeless video acquisition is driving the demand for affordable storage sytems, ultimately requiring remotely acquired media to move to a centralized, more accessible location.
Focus Enhancements recently announced HD support for its industry-leading ProxSys line of advanced media asset management (MAM) servers. ProxSys Media Server provides comprehensive media asset management solutions for customers that need to organize rich multi-format media, including HD content. 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 is designed for medium- and large-scale deployments in video-driven applications, including broadcast archive and play-out, TV monitoring, medical, sports analysis, education, training, and video archiving. It 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.
Focus Enhancements Digital Signage products enable the management, distribution, and broadcast of HD and SD video and high resolution graphics over terrestrial and satellite networks using networked media servers and players and intelligent software. At IBC, Focus Enhancements is spotlighting its Mantis MG Enterprise Media Gateway, which enables the deployment of numerous digital media applications across multiple locations. Mantis MG provides the flexibility to scale HD and SD channels with cross channel synchronization to support multiple monitors in fully customizable installations. With a large 3U form factor design and affordable price, Mantis MG offers scheduled or interactive playback supporting up to four HD or eight SD independent outputs together with 16- and 32-bit accelerated graphics. The company is also featuring its benchmark-setting Digital Signage media players: FireFly SC, MC, and MZ.
For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, please visit www.focusinfo.com.
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 System 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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Statements in this press release which are not historical including statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, expectations, representations, plans or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2006 and June 30, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of September 07, 2006 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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