Focus Enhancements will present a seamless, end-to-end HD workflow, featuring its industry-standard Direct To EditÒ DTE disk recorders combined with multiple camcorders from Panasonic, JVC, Canon, and Sony. The company will also debut its new HX-1 and HX-2 Portable HD Video Switchers sourced via the Focus MCSDI-1 Portable HD/SD SDI Portable Converter. Media will be captured live and managed by the new, industry-first ProxSys PX-1 Production Media Asset Management (MAM) Server, designed for production professionals and broadcasters. "We completed our SD-to-HD transition across all product lines and now all models of our award-winning FS-4 Portable DTE recorders ship with standard HD format support," said Michael Conway, senior vice president of corporate strategy for Focus Enhancements.
"All efforts in our systems group product development are concentrated on streamlining HD workflow. Our customers will benefit from our products' common I/O formats, increased modularity, and deep file format support. Spearheaded by our industry-leading DTE recorders, this extensive file format support has continued across our media acquisition, management, conversion, and delivery families."
New Focus products at NAB 2007 include the following:
- ProxSys PX-1 Production Media Server: Turnkey, out-of-the-box-ready Media Asset Management solution for acquisition, storage, and retrieval of digital media content for video production professionals.
- MMC-1/2/3/4 Media Codecs: Broadcast quality PCI cards including hardware MPEG/DV codecs and a range of I/O options.
- HX-1 and HX-2 Portable HD Video Switchers: Four channel (HX-1) and eight channel (HX-2) SD/HD video switcher with powerful live switching and effects for broadcasters and video professionals.
- MCSDI-1 Portable HD/SD-SDI Media Converter: Analog and HDMI input to HD/SD-SDI converter with two channel embedded audio.
For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, please visit www.focusinfo.com.