In addition to including ADS Tech's PYRO PCI 64 FireWire/1394 Card and cable, the new post production suite includes PYRO A/V Link, an external box that connects to the user's PC through the FireWire port. With Composite, S-VHS and Component connectors, users can quickly and easily capture video from a variety of sources--a DV camcorder, DV deck, analog VCR, analog camcorder, and new HDV camcorders. And with ADS Tech's Locked Audio Technology, users also have the assurance that the transferred audio and video will be perfectly synchronized, according to ADS. Video captured and stored on the user's PC can be exported to a TV or studio monitor.
The full retail version of the Vegas+DVD Production Suite that comes bundled with PYRO Studio is a feature-rich non-linear editing (NLE) solution that supports both NTSC and PAL video formats. It includes Vegas 6 software for editing, DVD Architect 3 software for DVD authoring, and Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software for creating surround sound projects. Vegas 6 software features a comprehensive set of professional tools for A/V production with unlimited tracks, customizable 2D and 3D effects and transitions, project nesting, advanced media management, as well as surround sound production, compositing, titling, scoring, and finishing in nearly any format.
Designed to work seamlessly with the Vegas 6 environment, DVD Architect 3 authoring software features a fully customizable interface to enhance workflow. Among the powerful DVD layout tools included is a project overview window that provides a hierarchical view of all of the menus and titles in a DVD project, support for multiple camera angles, subtitles, copy protection tools, media effects and dual-layer authoring and burning. With support for 24p encoding of MPEG-2 files, users can create 24p DVDs which allow more video on the DVD and/or higher bit-rates. ADS Tech's PYRO Studio also supports other leading DV video editing solutions as well as Apple's iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac users.
PYRO Studio has an expected street price of US$699. The complete video production solution will be available in May 2005 through DV dealers and distributors such as Broadfield, B & H Photo, Wynit, CWOL.com, Unitek, D & H Distributing, The Video Guys, Safe Harbor, J & R Computer World, and other major retailers, and e-tailers. PYRO Studio includes the PYRO A/V Link external device, a 6-ft. composite analog and video cable, a 6-ft. S-VHS cable, two 1394 cables, ADS Tech PYRO PCI-64 FireWire Interface Card, and a power supply plus Sony's Vegas+DVD Suite with the full retail versions of Vegas 6, DVD Architect 3, and user guides.