ADS Tech has announced PYRO Professional MPEG Edition, a hardware/software solution for real-time capturing, editing, and exporting of High Definition (HD), analog and digital video. In addition to including PYRO A/V Link, ADS Tech's 1394/Firewire -based universal Digital Video (DV) format converter, PYRO Professional MPEG Edition comes with the full versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Audition. MainConcept's MPEG Pro editing plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro is also included.
The MPEG Pro plug-in included with PYRO Professional MPEG Edition adds native MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and HD video capture, edit, and export capabilities to Adobe Premiere Pro without having to transcode the video to another format. Equipped with Composite, S-Video, and Component connectors, PYRO Professional MPEG Edition can also be used to capture video from analog sources such as an 8mm camcorder, a VCR, or a TV; and from digital devices such as DV camcorders and DV cameras.
PYRO Professional MPEG Edition will be available August 2004 through DV dealers and distributors such as Broadfield, B & H Photo, Micro-Pace, Ingram Micro, D & H Distributing, Video Guys, Safe Harbor, J & R Computer World, and other major retailers and etailers. The expected street price is $799.