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ADS Technologies Ships USB Analog Video Capture Device

USB Instant Video Enables Users to Capture, Edit and Share Video From Analog Source (July 24, 2001)
ADS Technologies, a leader in consumer video editing solutions, today announced that USB Instant Video is now shipping.

USB Instant Video is an external analog video capture device that enables users to transfer analog video from a camcorder or VHS tape to their PC. Once the video is captured in a digital format to their computer, users can edit, add special effects, and then share their home movies on CD or over the Internet via video mail or streaming video.

For less than $70, users can give their old home movies on VHS tape new life with USB Instant Video and included video editing software, Interactive's MovieWorks LE for the Mac platform and Ulead's VideoStudio 5.0 for the PC. With the USB interface, users also can use their analog camcorders as live Web cams for videoconferencing over the Internet.

"We developed USB Instant Video to meet the demands of some 40 million analog camcorder owners who need an easy and simple way to edit and share their home movies," said Mike McCoy, president of ADS Technologies Inc. "Earlier generation USB capture devices produced inferior results with grainy video at 320x240 resolution and sound that was out of sync. USB Instant Video delivers outstanding audio and smooth video quality at up to 640x480 resolution."

USB Instant Video
USB Instant Video includes the USB device with audio/video connection cables. The software bundle includes: Ulead VideoStudio 5 Basic SE, Video Producer by VideoShare (for publishing video to the Web), Teveo Live!, Windows Media Encoder, and MovieWorks LE.

USB 1.1
RCA, S-VHS Video In
Video Monitor Pass Through
Stereo Audio input: 16-bit
Supported Video Capture Resolutions: 320x240 @ 30 fps, 352x288 @ 30 fps, 640x480 @ 25 fps
Video Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Includes A/V connection cables
Platform Support: WIN98, 98SE, ME, 2000, MAC
Software Bundle: Ulead VideoStudio 5.0 Basic, Teveo Live!, VideoShare, Windows Media Encoder, MovieWorks LE.

Interactive Solutions MovieWorks
USB Instant Video includes the Macintosh version of MovieWorks(R) LE, a video editing application for novice movie editors. MovieWorks LE allows you to easily capture, edit and export high-quality QuickTime(TM) movies from any USB equipped Macintosh computer.

The drag-and-drop design makes MovieWorks LE an ideal video editing solution for users who want to create their own movies without having to learn a complicated video editing system.

Ulead VideoStudio DV 5.0
Ulead VideoStudio is a complete consumer video editing application that allows users to capture and edit video through USB Instant Video. Designed with an intuitive interface for beginners, VideoStudio also includes powerful functionality such as batch capture, and scene detection for easy video acquisition, and storyboard and timeline modes.

Users can add striking titles, 3-D transitions, video filter effects, video/graphic overlays and music or voiceover.

ADS Technologies Inc.
ADS Technologies Inc. brings the cutting-edge technology of upgrade, multimedia, network and presentation solutions to the personal computer marketplace. The privately held company manufactures USB and 1394 hardware, and scan converters for both PCs and Macs. For more information or graphics, visit the ADS Technologies' Web site at

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