FOCUS Enhancements and Panasonic Highlight New HD Direct To Edit Video Disk Recorder
Posted Dec 8, 2005

FOCUS Enhancements Inc., a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, and Panasonic, developer of the DVCPRO family of products, today announced the upcoming line of FireStore FS-100 portable Direct To Edit (DTE) HD disk recorders for Panasonic's new AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 Handheld Camera-recorder at a press conference held at the Universal Hilton. The companies will also showcase demonstrations of the new solution this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center in FOCUS Enhancements' booth (#124) and Panasonic's booth (#101).

As an official Panasonic P2 partner, FOCUS Enhancements specifically optimized the FireStore FS-100 DTE recorder for the new Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 Handheld Camera-recorder, extending its storage capacity and as a backup and a digital disk recording solution. The FireStore FS-100 enables professional videographers to record drop-out free DV/DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50 or DVCPRO HD video streams via FireWire while in the field. They can then connect directly to a Mac or PC notebook or desktop to edit content directly from the FireStore - eliminating the need to digitize footage. In DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 mode, clips are recorded to disk in the MXF P2 format.

In DV and DVCPRO mode, users can choose from the most popular NLE formats including Avid OMF, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI and more. Broadcast professionals and film makers working with HD will have a complete acquisition to editing solution that will streamline the overall video production workflow - saving valuable time and money.

FireStore FS-100 Key features: 
-- Accepts DVCPRO HD 100Mb/s and DVCPRO 50 SD streams from the AG-HVX200 Handheld Camera-recorder 
-- Extends recording time for P2 customers 
-- DTE - Direct To Edit recording 
-- No need to capture footage on supported NLE systems. Simply import clips from the disk directly to the NLE's timeline and edit immediately ยท Records both SD & HD formats 
-- Compact rugged design 
-- Comprehensive Graphical LCD 
-- Built in CPU

The FireStore FS-100 is expected to be available in March 2006 at an estimated MSRP of $2,195.