| Digital or analog (ie VHS, S-VHS, Video8. Hi8)?
DV.now AV makes the choice for you: Based on the widely tested and acclaimed performance of the DV.now editing solution, you can now integrate analog clips into your film as well, thanks to the additional ports on the external connection box. Take advantage of the opportunity to edit in both video worlds. User friendly software and closely coordinated step by step procedures give you a fast and reliable introduction to the world of professionally designed video. Preparing your clips in no time
FAST.forward software has been specifically developed by FAST for performing the most time consuming part of video editing; selecting and recording the clips to the hard disk, pre-editing them to the desired length and arranging them in a storyboard. Practical features include automatic scene detection for moving to the beginning and end of a scene. The Capture Assistant lets you transfer your video to the hard disk. Capture modes include manual, individual image and with DV, batch capture You'll love the straightforward clip archiving feature and how flexibly you can organize clips with the 'Drag&Drop' function for raw editing For the preview, you can choose between a hardware or software inlay and immediately view the result on your PC monitor Professional finish for a perfect video
Your clips are now ready for post production. The full version of Adobe Premiere editing software provides the professional touch that allows you to design sophisticated videos of the highest quality. With a click of the mouse, import your clips from FAST.forward directly to the timeline in Adobe Premiere Extensive title functions Countless effects as well as video and audio filters for the widest possible range of design options Transparency effects for compositing Professional audio editing
The FAST Power Play function ensures that only modified clips need be recalculated, saving you not only a large chunk of your time but also in memory capacity. With Power Play, you can also play back your videos directly from the timeline.
Works with any Ultra66/100 EIDE drive!!
Since the DVnowAV uses the high-speed FAST software codec, you do not require any special storage solution!! We still recommend a dedicated drive for video, but any off-the-shelf ATA EIDE drive will do! If you are going to use just a single drive for all your software and video, we urge you to create a seperate partition for the video clips. At 13GB per hour of video, you'll want plenty of storage!
Digital connections 2x i.LINK external (6 pin)
Analog Video Inputs: 1x Composite, RCA (Cinch), 1X Y/C, mini DIN 4-pin
Analog Audio Inputs: 1x Stereo, RCA (Cinch)
Analog Video Outputs: 1x Composite, RCA (Cinch), 1x Y/C, mini DIN 4-pin
Analog Audio Outputs: 1x Stereo, RCA (Cinch)
Audio: 4-channel, 32kHz, 12 bit (in); 2-channel, 44,1 kHz, 16 bit (in); 2-channel, 48 kHz, 16 bit (in and out)
Compression/Codec: As per DV-Standard. Compression rate 5:1 (25MBit/sec.); DV-Hardware and High-Speed DV-Software Codec from FAST
Video resolution: High Quality 24 Bit True Color (16,7 million colors), PAL (720 x 576), NTSC (720 x 480), CCIR601 as per DV Specification
Pentium III, 500 MHz with MMX
64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM recommended)
Windows 98 (SE) or NT 4.0
Hard disk with data transfer rate of 4MB/sec
Microsoft® IntelliMouse® recommended
Video monitor is recommended or AGP Graphic card with linear Framebuffer and DirectX driver for previews
PCI bus master plug in card
Breakout Box box with cable
i.LINK cable (6-pin on 4-pin)
Bonus Software packet
Video Pocket Guide with camera tips & tricks from experienced editors
Dazzle/Fast- formerly FAST Personal Video - introduces a new editing solution from the DV.now product line: DV.now AV for analogue and digital input material. For this solution, too, the reliable high-speed FAST software codec provides extremely fast rendering times. In addition to the FAST-engineered PCI board and connection box, users receive a valuable software package: FAST.forward, Adobe Premiere 6.0 in the full version, Ligos' MPEG-PlugIn, as well as Sonic's DVDit. DV.now AV supports Windows 98, 98SE and WinNT 4.0/2000.
DV.now AV targets videographers who want to be able to edit analogue and digital material simultaneously. Particularly for users of digital cameras without DV input ports, this editing solution provides the option of transferring to VHS or S-VHS.
The package also includes the FAST-engineered capture, trimming and playback software FAST.forward that simplifies video recording, management and transfer procedures.
Frame-accurate control of all DV and D8 devices
Recording of clips to hard disk
Clip trimming and sorting (storyboarding)
Transfer of the completed video project to tape
In addition to its standard functionality, the software is convincing with its consistently logical organisation and intuitive user interface. The integrated Wizard feature monitors the correct installation and function of the board in four basic steps. In the process, the user produces his first video project within five short minutes and familiarises himself with the working of the system at the same time.
The editing card comes with the full version of Adobe Premiere 6.0 for creative editing that meets professional standards. The valuable package also includes Ligos' MPEG-PlugIn for Premiere as well as Sonic's DVDit in the LE Version. This combination paves the way for DVD projects.
In addition to i-LINK ports, the editing solution also has Y/C and CVBS input and output ports for editing analogue video material. Whether VHS, S-VHS, Hi-8, Digital 8 or DV material, DV.now AV processes all formats and with the breakout box included in the delivery package provides connections for all analogue and digital camcorders. DV material is processed in native mode, i.e. without recompression. It goes without saying that analogue and digital material can also be mixed.