A complete dual-stream, DV IEEE1394 production system, the DV500 plays effects, titles and filters instantly with no rendering. Internally the DV500 uses a dual stream hardware DV codec, providing real time special effects and transitions. The DV codec (uses the same encoding technology that exists inside your DV camcorder so there is no damaging transcoding or recompression) maintains a 100% digital communication between digital video equipment and the DV500, as well as providing extremely high quality encoding for analog video. The DV500 also provides simultaneous digital and analog video with audio I/O and includes support for MPEG-2 output for DVD, interactive MPEG-2 CDs, and web video streaming applications. In fact, the powerful authoring software bundled with DV-500 gives you the choice of delivery solutions including videotape, interactive CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet.
Native DV Editing:
Since DV500 uses the same encoding technology that exists inside your DV camcorder and VCR, so this the digital information remains unchanged. You dont need to transferring from one format to another, which would resulting in require damaging recompression.
To maximize the speed of your editing, the DV500 uses the latest dual-stream technology so all of your effects and transitions are performed in real-time with no rendering! Create Hollywood-quality
titles and eye-catching transitions for every project.
Analog and Digital I/O:
Fully compatible with DV, you can create a completely digital connection between your DV camcorder and PC via the DV500s DV IEEE1394 connectors. Or if youre using analog cameras, or need to output to VHS or S-VHS you can use the on-board composite and S-Video connectors. The DV500 gives you the creative flexibility to mix your legacy analog footage (Hi-8, VHS) with new DV material in a single project with no formatting or rendering penalty. The supplied external breakout box provides a very convenient way to connect it all.
3D Transitions with FreeFX:
DV500 includes Pinnacle Systems revolutionary FreeFX technology. This seamless plug-in for Adobe Premiere 5.1 provides an elaborate selection of complex, broadcast-quality 3D transitions for your video production. And, since FreeFX is designed to take advantage of your current graphics card, so you will not be forced to replace your existing hardware. to add a powerful 3D DVE in DV500s native DV editing environment.
Choice of Media Distribution:
DV500 gives you the power of choice when it comes to delivery solutions. Output your video in realtime from Premiere to DV or analog videotape. If you need to post your video to the web, you can output it with the included Real Producer G2 software. Or, you can author a professional CD-ROM or DVD with bundled Minerva Impression, complete with interactive menus to create a multimedia experience that is second to none!
Complete Editing and Authoring Bundle:
DV500 features a content creation software suite, including Adobe Premiere RT, Sonic Foundrys ACID Music, Pixélan Software's Video SpiceRack, Adobe PhotoShop LE, RealNetworks RealProducer, Pinnacles TitleDeko and a professional quality audio/video breakout box. Exclusive to the DV500, the supplied Minerva Systems Impression software lets you create your own interactive MPEG-2 video that can then be targeted for CD-ROM or DVD playback, is also included.
- Not just another graphics program, Pinnacles TitleDeko features anti-aliased text, rolls and crawls. Comes with hundreds of customizable styles such as neon, metallic, shapes and soft edges that can be applied to any font.
- ACID Music makes it easy to create custom, license- free music tracks for your productions. ACID uses "loops" or clips of sound that can be strung together to make continuous music. The loops are painted into a track, and tracks can be combined to create a song!
- In addition to the incredible 3D transitions of FreeFX, Pixélans Spice Rack is a collection of more than 300 unique images for producing creative, eye-catching 2D transitions in Premiere projects. Use Spice Rack images to create individual looks for every production. Using the full version of Premiere RT, hundreds of video effects, filters and titles can be played back in real time without rendering. Premiere makes the editing process both fast and simple.