Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced that the new Iomega? Super DVD QuikTouch? Video Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 drive is now shipping and available, enabling one-touch video transfer to the most popular DVD or CD formats, including Double-Layer (DL) DVDs.
As the first QuikTouch drive to offer Double-Layer DVD recording capability, the new QuikTouch Dual-Format drive gives users 80 percent more capacity per disc: up to 8.5 GB*, compared to 4.7 GB for single-layer DVDs. That capacity advantage makes the new QuikTouch drive the most advanced and flexible option yet for preserving video memories. Users can now record up to four hours of DVD-quality video, save over 3,000 songs, or archive up to 8.5 GB of computer data and photos on each DVD+R DL (Double-Layer) disc.
"The Iomega Super DVD QuikTouch Video Burner appeals to PC users as a complete all-in-one solution. With just one press of a button, you can transfer video memories to any of the most popular DVD and CD formats, and do it simply and reliably," said Scott LeFevre, product general manager, branded products, Iomega Corporation. "For those who want video-editing capability, the excellent software tools that come bundled with the drive let the user delete scenes, add titles, manage soundtracks, and arrange chapters. For sheer value, the Iomega Dual-Format QuikTouch drive is the most exciting DVD writer yet, bringing dual-layer DVD recording to the general user."
Key Features and Benefits
Based on Iomega's Super DVD Dual-Format drive, the QuikTouch? Video Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 Drive integrates a video capture card to make the entire video transfer and burning process as simple as pressing a button:
- QuikTouch button . Simply press the QuikTouch button and push "Play" on the source VCR or camcorder. QuikTouch detects the recording media, launches the software, captures the video and burns the disc automatically.
- Built-in video capture card . No need to open the PC; an integrated video capture card handles high-quality video transfer from any VCR or camcorder.
- One-Step recording . One-step recording from source tapes.
- Dolby? Digital encoding . Helps fit up to 50 percent more video on each disc.
- Dual-format capability . DVD+R/+RW (12x4x10x), DVD-R/-RW (8x4x10x), and CD-R/RW (40x24x40x).
- Double-layer recording . DVD+R DL (double layer) recording.
- Fast CD ripping . 40x DAE (digital audio extraction) of audio CDs.
- Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface . Standard high-speed connectivity.
- Versatile capture options . High, medium, or low resolution settings for up to 12 hours of video transfer. Captured file also remains on hard drive for easy editing.
- End-of-video detection . Automatically detects end of captured video.
Bundled software includes Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard, Iomega Automatic Backup, Iomega HotBurn Pro, Sonic MyDVD? video-editing software, Sonic? Cineplayer software for the highest quality video playback, MusicMatch? Jukebox music management software and Adobe? Photoshop Album? Starter Edition.
Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard launches directly from the desktop and takes the guesswork out of writing DVDs by helping users select the appropriate software and type of disc for different tasks.
Iomega? Automatic Backup software, a PC Magazine Editor's Choice for real-time backup software (June 17, 2003, edition), provides continuous real-time backup to any drive letter, the ability to save multiple revisions and keep multiple backup sets on different destination drives, the ability to exclude files by file type, to schedule backups, and to cache backups temporarily. Iomega Automatic Backup is also available separately at www.iomega.com for $39.95.
Iomega's HotBurn Pro software complements Windows? XP by adding true drag-and-drop file recording, an integrated console interface, integrated DVD and CD copying imaging, compilation creation, and a jewel case editor. Added features include a graphical audio layout editor; pop, click and hiss removal filters; and bootable CD creation.
Price and Availability
The Iomega? Super DVD QuikTouch? Video Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 drive for Windows? PCs is shipping now for $329.95. Iomega's companion drive, the Iomega Super DVD Writer 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 drive, has the same features without a built-in analog video capture card and is available for $249.95. (all prices are U.S. suggested retail).