ScreenPlay is a non-linear video editing appliance (no computer required) that offers broadcast quality video, real-time performance, and an easy-to-learn, award-winning user interface. Incorporating a real-time effects engine, and advanced Wavelet technology, ScreenPlay delivers full-motion,crystal clear video in realtime. Designed from the ground up for video production, there is no need for system configuration or add-on boards. Just plug it in and go to work!
ScreenPlay features broadcast-quality video, real time transitions, 2D effects, page turns, picture-in-picture, special effects (including interpolated slow motion), color effects and motion titles. The patented WhiteMagic and ColorGard video tuning features offer real time auto-white balancing and color correction of your video in post-production. ScreenPlay supports stop motion, time-lapse recording and multi-layering of video, audio and effects - while maintaining amazing video quality through multiplelayers! You can work on up to six projects at a time,and the system supports project backup and restore. ScreenPlay is designed to work on one display device - either a television, video monitor or computer monitor. A single stroke of a key toggles you between the interface screen and full screen playback. When working in the interface mode, the system features a very nice, full 1/4-screen video-viewing window. ScreenPlay comes with a custom keyboard, which is pre-labeled for video production. Software is multi-standard (NTSC and PAL) and supports seven languages. An optional, custom wireless keyboard is also available.
ScreenPlay uses a proprietary operating system (OS) designed from the ground up for editing, providing a stable, efficient real-time operating system. The OS is also extremely extremely tight and efficient, code is loaded in just 4MB of flash ROM. Quite amazing when you consider that the combination of popular PC-based editing applications with Windows NT typically takes up about 160 MB of hard disk space. The benefit here is pure A/V storage on your hard drives and the fact that your system continues to run even if your hard drive fails!
ScreenPlay is more a digital appliance than a computer, and therefore doesn't incorporate many of the computer metaphors such as file management. In ScreenPlay, a file is synonymous with a video clip; a collection of video clips (with audio, titles and effects) is called a project. The only limitation is that a video clip cannot exceed 36GB in size (2 hours and 20 minutes at the highest quality setting). If you ever encounter such a situation, splitting the clip would resolve the issue. ScreenPlay ships with SP-edit, ScreenPlay's editing application, and SP-title, ScreenPlay's titler. SP-edit includes a transition package, color effects package, special effects package, graphics package and an audio package. SP-title supports TrueType fonts and comes preloaded with 8 True-Type fonts (any number and variety of fonts can be downloaded via CD-ROM). Both SP-edit and SP-title are real-time applications.
ScreenPlay is an ideal tool for event videographers, educators, corporate A/V departments and government agencies. It can be used to create training videos, presentations, facilities promotions, recruitment, product demos or promotions, and distance learning. Screenplay's realtime functionality makes it ideal for a school environment, where class time is limited and student captivation a must. Students will also find ScreenPlay's interface so easy to learn that they will be editing right away. The MIDI time code in and out makes it great for producing music videos.
Inputs and Outputs:
- Screenplay has a DV (IEEE1394) I/O and two sets of composite and S-Video inputs and outputs (front and rear) conveniently located behind a front panel access door for camcorder input.
- The DV I/O also incorporates a PCMCIA Type II port for inputting still images from digital still cameras.
- Stereo audio inputs are provided on the front and rear panels-the system supports four stereo audio channels. There is also a microphone jack
for narration, and a headphone jack for monitoring your audio on the front panel.
- Additional I/O support includes a CD-ROM drive (to input software upgrades, digital music, fonts and digital stills and clip art.), VGA port (to drive a computer monitor if desired), PS/2 port for the keyboard and a serial port that is MIDI compatible and also provides machine control for batch capture.
Supported File Formats:
- ScreenPlay's CD-ROM drive allows you to import a variety of media through its auto-install feature. The system supports JPEG, BMP, PNG, WAVELET, WAV, AIFF and CDDA files, as well as True Type Fonts. Also supports 3rd party plug-ins, such as Pixelan's Video Spice Rack.
- ScreenPlay (18GB version) comes with a 18 GB hard drive, and depending on the quality setting chosen, can hold between 70 minutes at the highest quality setting (broadcast) to over 6 hours at a very viewable quality setting.
- An external Ultra-Wide high-density SCSI port lets you add as much extra storage as you need (up to an additional 13 SCSI devices - the sky is the limit!)