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MedioStream Launches neoDVD Publishing Solution

MedioStream today announced the release of neoDVD, an innovative suite of digital video software solutions designed specifically for the consumer camcorder user.

neoDVD sets a new standard for the simplicity and ease of use with which home camcorder users can go from camcorder to disc using one single software solution. The first product in the suite, neoDVDstandard, transforms the home PC into a digital studio for camcorder users to turn any digital video into a DVD-ready file on the fly, making DVD authoring on desktop PCs as easy as audio cassette recording. When people capture on video a baby's first step, a family vacation, a wedding celebration or even a corporate event, they do it to preserve an important moment. Although digital technology is available to ensure the moments captured can be preserved on DVD with greater clarity and permanence, to get from camcorder to DVD format is not a simple process. Camcorder users need an easy way to covert their video footage into DVD-ready MPEG-2 files, author their DVD footage and share their video. neoDVDstandard offers a complete camcorder-to-disc solution that takes the technical process out of DVD authoring by integrating real-time DV to MPEG-2 conversion, DVD authoring and burning into one complete, easy-to-use software package. With a minimum 700MHz Celeron, Pentium III or Athlon system, neoDVDstandard's innovative solution enables camcorder users to capture, edit, compress, author and burn DVD files onto their recordable drives of their home PC in a simple "One-Click" process, so there is no need to purchase and learn different software and hardware. On a system with 1.1 GHz Pentium III/Athlon or above, neoDVDstandard handles the MPEG-2 encoding and the DVD authoring process in real-time at full D-1 (DVD) resolution and 30-frames-per-second (30-fps) frame rate, so a 60-minute video will take just 60 minutes to be converted into a DVD-ready file, with high quality DVD picture and sound. When used with today's recordable DVD and CD drives, neoDVDstandard makes DVD publishing practical and affordable for consumers. With the neoDVDstandard software package, consumers can create DVD-ready files from a live DV source in real-time; archive DV tapes to a hard disk drive in real-time; author DVD movies on the PC using a recordable CD or DVD; or playback DVD titles on the PC and consumer DVD players. The software also provides automatic audio/video format conversion to DVD compliant formats. When the FILE mode is selected, consumers have the option to use MPEG-2, DV, AVI and QuickTime files as the input source for DVD creation. In the COPY mode, users can copy non-commercial DVDs from one disc to another. The In and Out pointers, along with the slider bar controls, provide the trim and merger editing functions for video segment selection. The key to this process is the "One-Click" operation, which makes it simple to author DVDs that can be played on consumer DVD players. In addition, the automatic NTSC/PAL conversion feature gives users the ability to create DVD files to share with friends and family anywhere in the world without worrying about format compatibility. Other features for smooth DVD publishing include camcorder playback and preview controls (Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind, etc.); disc writing speed selection; and editable menus for customizing the DVD. neoDVDstandard (MSRP $149) will be available through www.mediostream.com at a special promotional price of $99 during the introductory period.

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