Hoping to spur the interest of educators interested in using digital video in their curriculum and in their day to day work, video hardware maker
has announced a special educational discount on their FireStore FS-1 device that cuts the price of the device almost in half.
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Capable of working independently of a PC or Mac, the FireStore FS-1 converts any FireWire drive into a digital disk recorder, making it possible to record digital video directly to a disk through a digital camcorder, video tape recorder or mixer. The system uses Focus’ Direct To Edit (DTE) technology. Once recorded, the digital video content stored using the FireStore FS-1 is compatible with popular digital video editing systems including Mac-based software like Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Avid Xpress DV.
Potential uses for the FireStore FS-1 in schools include play review from coaches, editing of school news and info programs, distance learning production, and drama and music class audition and critiques.
The promotion runs between now and the end of January. Educational institutions in the US can qualify to take advantage of the deal, kindergarten through college. Up to five units can be purchased per school district or college institution through select Focus education dealers.
The FireStore FS-1 ordinarily sells for US$995, but as part of this promotion, called the Digital Media Educators Program, Focus has allocated 250 FireStore FS-1 units to sell for $545 instead.