The MPEG specialists at
are using next week’s NAB2003 conference to demonstrate a number of new technologies aimed at Mac video professionals.
Heuris and Hitachi-Denshi Ltd,
have teamed up
to provide a new plug-in to enable the Hitachi-Denshi CR-D10 camera to work with QuickTime-based digital video editors. The new DVD ConnexIT Import Plug-In for QuickTime enables the DVD-RAM/DVD-R-based recorder to import its footage directly into software like Apple Final Cut Pro, for example. Heuris and Hitachi-Denshi plan to demonstrate the technology in Hitachi’s booth, C2850.
Heuris and Panasonic
have also teamed up to demonstrate the DVD ConnexIt Import Plug-in for QuickTime working with discs produced by Panasonic’s pro-level progressive scan DVD recorder — the DMR-T3040. The plug-in will show the results on a Mac with Apple’s own Movie Player software. The plug-in enables disks created with the T3040 and other similar devices like the HS2 or E30 models to work on the Mac. Drop by the Panasonic booth, C904, to see it in action.
will also announce
that the Mac OS X-native version of its MPEG Power Professional-DTV HD software is fully compatible with AJA Video Systems Inc.’s Kona HD. MPEG Power Professional-DTV HD encodes AVI, QuickTime and OMF files to ATSC HDTV resolution at 19.2Mbps, while the Kona HD provides 10-bit HD video and audio capture. The two combined make it possible to assemble a full HD post production suite on a G4 using Final Cut Pro 3 for under US$25,000, according to the companies. Look for the system to be demonstrated at AJA Video Systems’ booth at SL536.