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24 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Editing Systems

These are not all of the DV editing systems available, but most are represented here. If you know of one we didn't include, please let us know! By Charlie White
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Media 100 logo
Media 100 xr with HDRfx
$18K, boards and software
Mac. Media 100 xr on-line digital content creation system for the Mac includes support for component, composite, DV, SDI and S-video formats. Also comes with real time FX Option, Boris FX, Media Cleaner EZ and Video Spice Rack Pro Hardware and Software for $17,995. Media 100 USA
290 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlboro, MA 01752
Tel 508 460 1600
media100.com

Media 100 logo
Media 100 iFinish V80

$15K
iFinish V20 DV $3K

NT. Here's the nearly-identical NT version of Media 100 -- the iFinish V80 streaming media production system for Windows NT. This "i" version stresses streaming video, but edits broadcast quality video, too. Includes support for component, composite, DV, SDI and S-video formats. Also comes with real time FX Option, Boris FX, Media Cleaner EZ and Video Spice Rack Pro. Real time MPEG option available as well. Hardware and software retail at $14,995. Media 100 USA
290 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlboro, MA 01752
Tel 508 460 1600
media100.com
Matrox DigiSuite
Matrox DigiSuite
DTV
$12K turnkey
NT. Offers native DV, DV50, and MPEG-2 multi-format editing with built-in support for DVD authoring. For extra punch and even more real time features, try the uncompressed Matrox DigiSuite. Here's more about the Matrox DigiSuite DTV. Matrox Electronic Systems
1055 St. Regis Blvd
Dorval, Quebec Canada, H9P 2T4
800-361-4903
matrox.com
Matrox RT2500
Matrox RT25000
$999, includes Premiere 6 and more.

Win98/Win2000. Includes a DV capture card, a G400 video card, Adobe Premiere 6 and lots more. Matrox Flex 3D architecture provides broadcast-quality 3D DVE and 32-bit uncompressed animated graphics in a native DV editing environment. Includes MPEG-2 output for DVD, Video CD, and web video streaming applications, with 1394 and analog video output. New are keyframeable effects, a software update to 2.0 and lots of new transitions. Here's a review. Matrox Electronic Systems
1055 St. Regis Blvd
Dorval, Quebec Canada, H9P 2T4
800-361-4903
matrox.com
Avid Xpress DV
Avid Xpress DV 3.0

$6300 boards/software
NT. Coupled with IBM's Intellistation M Pro, this turnkey editing system gives you the Avid user interface starting at $6300. Features lots of effects, one-step export to Media Cleaner and 16:9 widescreen support. Avid Technology, Inc.
Metropolitan Technology Park
1 Park West
Tewksbury, MA 01876
800-949-AVID
avid.com
FAST purple DV editing system
FAST purple.

$10K turnkey
NT. Based on the FAST-Studio software found on "silver" (FAST's MPEG-2 nonlinear editor), it's a DV and DVCAM editing system that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Processes DV data natively. Options include purple.XL, purple.InTime and purple.Control. Now available from authorized dealers as a turn-key system. FAST emphasizes that as processor speeds rise, so will performancve of purple. And, with the newest Dual InTime accelerator, effects can be rendered faster than real time. FAST Multimedia U.S. 15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd.
Woodinville, WA 98072 1-800-249-FAST
fastmultimedia.com
Pinnacle DV500
Pinnacle DV500 Plus
$700
Win98/Me/NT/2000. A dual-stream, real-time editing with connectors for both analog and digital (DV/FireWire) inputs and outputs. Includes Adobe Premiere 5.1 RT for editing, Minerva Impression for CD-R & DVD authoring, Pinnacle Systems FreeFX and Hollywood FX Copper for 3D transitions and TitleDeko for titling. Here's more. Pinnacle Systems Inc.
280 North Bernardo Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
800-474-6622
pinnaclesys.com

Pinnacle DV200 and DV 300
Pinnacle DV200
/DV300
DV200: $400
DV300: $500



Win98/NT. Pinnacle's DV200 is a low-priced FireWire card featuring DVTools pre-production software for automatic tape scanning, batch capturing, and device control. Also includes the full version of Adobe Premiere 5.1 with Pinnacles miroINSTANT Video Plug-in for faster rendering. For $100 more, the DV300 includes an on-board SCSI-3 controller and Pixelan Spice Rack effects. Pinnacle Systems Inc.
280 North Bernardo Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
800-474-6622
pinnaclesys.com
Pinnacle DC 1000
Pinnacle DC1000DV

$1750
Win98/NT. Pinnacle's answer to FAST's silver, it's a dual stream digital video editor featuring MPEG-2 technology. Edit effects, titles and filters with no rendering. DV option available. Digital Media Net's Stephen Schleicher spent a day with it, and here's his report. Pinnacle Systems Inc.
280 N. Bernardo Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043 800-474-6622
pinnaclesys.com
dpsVelocity
dpsVelocity 3D Deluxe $6,249
NT. Dual-stream capture card/software package with DV option. This latest evolution of dpsVelocity features lots of real-time 3D effects, Web-friendly features and great technology. dpsVelocity-3D Deluxe NLE Bundle includes Reality Studio Digital Disk Recorder card, dpsReality software, V3DX real time 3D effects module, professional rack mountable AV breakout box, dpsVelocity software, Power CG titling software, Digital Fusion DFX, and DVD QuickBuilder. Digital Processing Systems Inc.
11 Spiral Dr., Suite 10 Florence, KY 41042 Phone: 859-371-5533 dps.com
Incite logo
Incite Studio 2.6
$3,495.00, enables real time 3D effects, $2,495.00 without 3D effects
NT. Software designed to run on Matrox DigiSuite, DigiSuite LE and DigiSuite DTV hardware. Incite provides an easy to use editing interface, multiple editing modes, lots of utilities, more than 15 simultaneous real-time effects with unlimited keyframing for up 2 layers of video + 1 layer of live input video + 1 graphic layer, tools for multilayer compiling and advanced compositing, real-time titling and graphics, as well as an extensive range of options that will quickly expand your editing software into a fully equipped editing suite. Incite Multimedia Corporation
4 chemin du Tir-au-Canon CH-1227
CAROUGE Geneva (Switzerland)
+41 - 22 / 308.57.57
inciteonline.com
Casablanca Avio DV
Draco Casablanca Avio DV

$1795
Self-Contained. Casablanca Avio DV is a proprietary digital video editing system that looks like a set-top box. It connects to a standard television or video monitor, and requires no additional computer. Broadcast quality, low price and no computer hassles -- a nice entry-level system if you don't have a computer and don't want or need to get one. Here's more. Draco Systems Inc.
5485 Conestoga Court
Boulder, CO 80301
877-554-2846
draco.com
Video Toaster
NewTek Video Toaster NT
$3000
NT(SP4). Revived uncompressed D1 editor comes stoked with lots of apps for the one-man (person)-band on the desktop. Includes LightWave VT, Aura VT, Calibar video calibration tools, Speed Razor NLE and optional DV capturing. NewTek
8200 IH-10 West
Suite 900
San Antonio, TX 78230
210-370-8000
newtek.com
Canopus DVRex
Canopus DVRex-M1
$2,149.95 with Premiere 5.1
Win98/NT. Great DV editing bundle using Sony's DVBK-1 hardware/software codec. Overcomes the 2GB file limitation. Seamless capture along with render-free, synchronization error-free audio. DVRex's high quality, real time full-screen preview and RexFX make this system a winner. Canopus Corporation
711 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
408-954-4500
justedit.com
Canopus DVStorm
Canopus DVStorm
$1799
Win98/Me/NT/2000. Here's a well-designed and value-priced DV editing system with real time features that increase in capability with the power of your computer's processor. But its Premiere drivers could use some work, and you'll need to buy a monster computer to get the most out of this new package. Offers DV and analog (S-Video and Composite video) input and output, MPEG output for DVD and Web streaming, plus a suite of digital video production tools. Here's more. Canopus Corporation
711 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
408-954-4500
justedit.com
Canopus DVRaptor
Canopus DVRaptor

$424 w/Adobe Premiere 5.1
$1600 for DVC Pro w/Adobe Premiere 6 LE

Win98/NT. A DV and i.LINK card that links your DV camera to your PC. Capture your DV footage through the i.LINK connection while simultaneously viewing full motion video on your computer display and video monitor. Also includes TitleMotion, Adobe Premiere and Boris FX for video editing and effects. With seamless capture the DVRaptor will fill up your AV hard drives with video, spanning multiple volumes. Canopus Corporation
711 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
408-954-4500
justedit.com
ProMax 850DP DVRexRT Studio
ProMax 850DP DVRexRT Studio

$9k
Win 2000. A turnkey FireWire DV system bundled by the California company that wont let you buy a system that doesnt work. Includes Intel PIII Dual 850 MHz, Windows 2000, Canopus DVRexRT and Xplode 3D video accelerator. Best of all, includes a year of free support for the whole system with no finger-pointing to other vendors. ProMax Systems
16 Technology Drive
Suite 106
Irvine, CA 92618
800-977-6629
promax.com
Apple Final Cut Pro 2
Apple Final Cut Pro 2

$999
Mac Only. Designed by Premiere creator Randy Ubillos, Final Cut combines video editing, compositing and special effects in a great looking interface. The most exciting news of all is Matrox's RTMac, hardware acceleration that finally adds real time features to Final Cut. Here's a review. Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-996-1010
apple.com
in:sync Speed Razor 2000
in:sync Speed Razor 2000 (pricing depends on video system)
Win2000. Fully multithreaded, nonlinear video editing and compositing software that delivers full screen D1 uncompressed quality video, fully field rendered NTSC or PAL. It features unlimited video and audio layers, and real time audio mixing for up to 20 audio layers with DAT quality output. Works with almost all DV editing hardware, and is offered in real time dual stream or single stream configurations. Here's more. in-sync corporation
7920 Norfolk Avenue
7th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
800 864-7272
in-sync.com
Digital Origin EditDV
Digital Origin
EditDV
Studio 2.0 with capture card -- $425
Mac/Win95/98/NT/2000. Integrates editing, compositing, animation and special effects functions into a single editing environment available for the desktop. Includes MotoDV capture/playback software. Studio version comes with with IEEE 1394 Firewire card and 1394 cable, or available in a software only version. Here's more. Digital Origin, Inc
215 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale CA 94089
408-541-6100
digitalorigin.com

Digital Origin EditDV
Digital Origin
EditDV
2.0 Unplugged
PC version $149, Mac version free


Mac/Win95/98/NT/2000. Digital Origin EditDV Unplugged provides an inexpensive way for digital camcorder owners that already have a compatible 1394 Firewire interface to learn to edit the way professionals do in the comfort of their own home or office. Same as EditDV except has less video layers, less effects layers and fewer special effects. Digital Origin, Inc
215 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale CA 94089
408-541-6100
digitalorigin.com

Digital Origin IntroDV
Digital Origin
IntroDV
2.0

Software Only: $58
Notebook Version, with PC card: $143


Win95/98/2000. IntroDV is a complete DV system aimed at first-time owners of DV camcorders. Features a new drag-and-drop interface and step-by-step movie production. It's been carefully crafted to eliminate complexity and instead simplify the key editing features you need. Read more about it here. Digital Origin, Inc
215 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale CA 94089
408-541-6100
digitalorigin.com
AIST MovieDVsuite
MovieDVsuite

with 1394 card $99
Win98/2000. MovieDV Suite is a bundle including a 1394 card and built-from-the-ground-up editing software called MoviePack. It has lots of effects, great compositing features, the ability to integrate 3D Studio Max models with video, and a great caching/preview routine that gives you a realistic look at your composite in no time flat. Best of all, the fact that all these features are software-based means that as processors get faster, the interface can only get snappier. AIST GmbH
Mobil Oil-Straße 31 84539 Ampfing, Germany
phone: 08636-98350 fax: 08636-983522
aist.com
Adobe Premiere 6
Adobe Premiere 6

PC $558, Mac $570
Mac/PC. The popular timeline-based editing software is able to switch between timeline-style and 3-point-style editing. Extremely popular package, most card makers scramble to be compatible with it -- notable examples would be Matrox RT2500 and DTV, Canopus cards, Pinnacle cards. Adobe Systems Inc.
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, California 95110-2704 USA
adobe.com
408-536-6000

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