Pinnacle Systems Inc launches innovative Studio
Ajay Chopra, Mirek Jiricka and Randy Moore
founded Pinnacle Systems
Inc. in the year 1986. The company has six
engineering sites over the world and more than
500 employees. The company, which is a leader
in broadcast and consumer video solutions, recently
announced the launch of its unique, innovative
Studio VCD, a Video CD Recording solution
for the PC. With Studio VCD, home consumers would
be able to capture their favorite videos in a
simple and extremely affordable way on a CD, and
watch them on their PC, VCD or DVD player.
Corporates too can use Studio VCD to enrich their
presentations by including MPEG files. With the
launch of Studio VCD, Pinnacle Systems expands
its Digital Video Studio line in India to seven
products, a few among those being Studio DV, Studio
DV Plus, Studio PCTV, Studio Online and Studio
VCD. Studio VCD kit includes the hardware card
and 3-bundled software, all at a very affordable
price of Rs 7000/-, local taxes extra.
Announcing the introduction of Studio VCD to
the Indian market, Mr Tawfik Djafari, Managing
Director, Pinnacle Systems, Asia said "With
increasing number of CD writer's in Asia and the
popularity of Video CDs, we have decided to add
to our wide range of digital video solutions (video
editing, authoring, streaming, special effects,
etc) this affordable solution for anyone to transform
his PC into a VCD recorder. "
"Every PC selling today is able to handle
various features like Internet, music, video playback.
Users can now have their video recording functionality
built in their PC, which is user-friendly and
affordable. With Studio VCD users can empower
their PCs into a VCD recorder station and create
their awn Video CD in real time which can then
be watched on a PC, VCD/DVD player."
added Mr Djafari.
The Studio VCD includes all applications and
hardware one needs for capturing, selecting and
trimming (editing) of video clips and writing
their own Video CD with a CD Recorder. The Studio
VCD kit includes the hardware Capturing Card and
three software tools for converting your videotapes
to MPEG-1 files, trimming, and Video CD writing
It is very simple to create your own Video CD
using Studio VCD. Users can easily connect their
VCR or camcorder or an external video source to
their PC using a USB cable. On playing the videotape,
Studio VCD converts the videotape file to an MPEG-1
file and this gets stored on the PC. The user
can do short trimming with the Cine Player editor
software and then copy the trimmed MPEG-1 on video
CD using NERO CD writing software.
Text: Rahul Surkund
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