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Broadway Pro DVD unveils simple way to capture, author and burn professional quality Video

Data Translation® (NASDAQ: DATX - News) today announced Broadway Pro DVD(TM), a complete digital video capture, compression, editing and authoring system for professionals and beginners alike to quickly and easily author and create DVD, SVCD and VCD compliant files. This new version bundles Ulead® MediaStudio(TM) Pro DVD Edition video editing DVD authoring software, allowing Broadway Pro DVD users to integrate all the different components of a video project to capture and author video media - from live Web streaming, multimedia documents, presentations, Web pages, video CDs, DVDs to digital archives.

Broadway Pro DVD lets users connect a VCR, camcorder, or any other video source to the S-Video or composite input on the Broadway card to capture full-motion video and still frames in an AVI format for editing within Broadway Pro DVD or directly to MPEG video. Broadway Pro DVD's low learning curve lets users easily edit video and then compress/convert that video to AVI for output to videotape, MPEG-1 for CD-ROMs and VCDs, MPEG-2 for making their own DVDs or to a .RM file for real-time streaming over the Internet.

According to Fred Molinari, Data Translation's president, founder and CEO, "Video is made easy with the addition of built-in authoring from Ulead MediaStudio Pro DVD Edition to Broadway Pro DVD. Users have a range of editing features that offer an endless list of possibilities to breathe new life into existing videos or create full-motion video to use in their favorite PC applications."

Ulead MediaStudio Pro DVD Edition

To add advanced effects and DVD authoring, users can utilize Ulead MediaStudio Pro DVD Edition that ships with Broadway Pro DVD to bring together all the components of a video project: video, sound, animation and titles. Using a 5-step wizard style work flow and customizable templates, the user can create VCD, SVCD and DVD titles with scene menus, navigation buttons and video introductions. Without the expense of additional software, users can burn their movie to a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW or DVD+RW hardware for display on a PC-based or stand-alone DVD player.

"For years, Ulead has partnered with Data Translation to provide a full-featured software package to an already robust hardware package provided by Data Translation," said Travis White, product manager, Ulead Systems, Inc. "The Broadway Pro DVD is an excellent example of a premium editing and authoring solution based on a strong hardware foundation."

Broadway Pro DVD ships with a PCI-based capture card and capture software. Today's announcement also includes the following features and functionality:

Adjustable compression ratio at full resolution
Real-time MPEG-1 compression to reduce video file sizes by up to 200:1 to conserve precious disk space and to achieve professional video quality and CD-quality audio
Support for RealNetworks® RealOne Player(TM) Basic Internet streaming to share and broadcast lectures, presentations, distance learning at anytime, any place
MPEG-2 compression
MPEG-2 separate A/V for DVD authoring
Support for video CD
Support to capture AVI and MPEG formats
Analog output for videotape and digital output for PC playback
Free stock video and audio media clips

Pricing and Availability

Broadway Pro DVD is priced at $549.00 and is available immediately. Please refer to the Broadway web site at http://www.b-way.com or call Data Translation at 800-525-8528 for specific upgrade pricing.

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