At CES 2003, TDK is establishing its position as a total video solutions provider with the introduction of the TDK Indi A/V IN, an easy-to-use video-to-computer interface that gives consumers the power to create professional-looking movies at home on their PCs.
The Indi A/V IN accepts video from analog sources such as a camcorder, VCR or TV and converts it to DVD-quality digital video, then transfers it to a computer’s hard drive via its USB 2.0 interface. Once the video is captured, the included software bundle gives users the power to edit and author professional-quality movies onto DVD or videotape.
Peter Fil, TDK Product Manager pointed out: “More and more consumers want to become involved in computer video editing, but don’t have a DV camcorder or computer with a compatible digital connection and video card. The TDK Indi A/V IN solves the problem – it’s a simple and economical solution that enables anyone with a conventional analog camcorder or VCR to easily transfer their footage to their PC, and harness the power of their computer to create great-looking movies with that professional, ‘finished’ look.”
TDK Turns A Computer Into A Complete Movie Studio
The TDK Indi A/V IN includes everything needed to turn a PC into a powerful and versatile video editing studio. The Indi A/V IN connects to a PC’s USB 2.0 port (it is also USB 1.0-compatible). It features two sets of A/V composite video and stereo audio jacks, enabling two video sources to be connected at the same time, plus an S-Video jack to capture the best video quality from sources with S-Video outputs. The unit is supplied with a USB 2.0 cable, a set of A/V cables, an AC adapter, Pinnacle Studio 8se video capture, editing and authoring software and a detailed user manual.
The TDK Indi A/V IN includes a high-quality, high-speed internal processor that operates in conjunction with the included video capture software, to convert analog video into MPEG-2 DVD-quality digital video in real time. Because the digital conversion is done in the Indi A/V IN rather than the computer, valuable hard drive space is saved.
But that’s only the beginning. Once the digital video is saved, the bundled Pinnacle Studio 8se editing and authoring software gives users the ability to exercise their maximum creative expression to edit unwanted scenes, re-sequence scenes, and add professional-looking menus and effects, including fades, titles and music – everything needed to make sensational-looking movies. Once a movie is completed, the software can then author the finished work onto recordable DVD, or transfer it to VHS. In addition, the user can create video slide shows of still images, or streaming video files to send over the Internet.
The TDK Indi A/V IN (Model number VC-2600UE) will be available in February 2003 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.