Data Translation today announced the release of Broadway Pro(TM) 5.1, an enhanced version of its complete digital video capture system that now supports Microsoft® Windows Media Encoder 7 (with Windows 2000 Pro OS). Additionally, Broadway Pro is compatible with AMD, Celeron(TM), and Pentium® systems for compression to MPEG-2. Targeted to both professionals and enthusiasts, the Broadway Pro 5.1 is a fully integrated solution that allows users to simply connect a video camera or VCR to a Windows®-based PC to create videos for live Web streaming, multimedia documents, presentations, Web pages, video CDs, DVDs, and digital archives.
Key features of the Broadway Pro package include:
Real-time MPEG-1 compression from Broadway AVI
MPEG-2 separate audio and video files for DVD authoring applications
Real-time MPEG-1 capture
Support for RealNetworks® Internet Live Streaming
Full control of both audio and video compression rates for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
Ulead® Media Studio Pro(TM) VE 6.0 with Ligos® MPEG-2 editing
``Broadway 5.1 rounds out the capabilities of the Broadway Pro user who now has the flexibility of choosing a streaming platform that suits his or her needs,'' says William Bray, Product Marketing Manager for Broadway Pro. ``The system also levels the playing field for users who need MPEG-2 compression capability. The enhanced version allows users to compress to MPEG-2 without incurring the additional cost of upgrading to a new system.''
Broadway Pro 5.1 can be used for the following applications:
Home Video PowerPoint Presentations
Web Publishing Multimedia Messaging
Classroom Projects Computer-based Training
Digital Archiving Distance Learning
Video CDs DVDs
Live Streaming Video Conferencing
Guaranteed Ease of Use
Broadway Pro comes with a 30-day warranty guaranteeing ease of use or your money back. All that is required to be up and running is a 133 MHz or faster PC. Broadway Pro operates on Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000 or NT 4.0.
Data Translation provides free technical support for one year after purchase and has a full online technical instruction and FAQ section available on the Broadway Website www.b-way.com. For further information, contact the Sales Department at 1-800-249-1000.
Pricing and Availability
Broadway Pro 5.1 will be available May 1, 2001 at the same low cost of $799.00 and can be shipped overnight to most U.S. destinations.