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Accom Announces New APR/ClipStoreMX Disk Recorder

Offers high-performance uncompressed HD/SD (May 18, 2005)

Accom recently announced at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, the launch of APR/ClipStoreMX, part of a range of new high-performance universal-format disk recorders. Combining Accoms new Sequoia video+audio processing hardware, state-of-the-art high-performance disk drive technology and network access via a powerfully-enhanced NetPanel graphical user interface, the APR/ClipStoreMX supports uncompressed 10-bit high-definition video, standard-definition video and 24-bit AES/EBU digital audio.

Targeted for applications requiring uncompressed video+audio at the highest quality, including television production and post-production, telecine, digital cinema, effects animation, and scientific visualization, APR/ClipStoreMX provides versatile and feature-rich HD and SD functionality at a highly competitive price point.

APR/ClipStoreMX offers 2.5 hours of real-time storage for 1920x1080/60i HD video and audio equivalent to over 13 hours of 525 or 625 video and audio. APR/ClipStoreMX supports interlaced and progressive HD video at 1920x1080 and 1280x720 at all popular frame rates, and offers eight tracks of uncompressed AES/EBU 24-bit digital audio, with support for embedded and discrete audio input/output.

To provide powerful and extensible facilities for multi-user collaborative workflows, APR/ClipStoreMX can be operated via the new NetPanel interface from any networked computer running Windows, MacOS, Linux or Irix. NetPanel is a browser-based, platform-independent application compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape and Safari browsers, giving full machine control, built-in clip viewing, media management and system configuration facilities for APR/ClipStoreMX. NetPanel can also be run directly on APR/ClipStoreMX itself with the addition of a VGA monitor, for stand-alone operation.

Offering outstanding operational convenience, APR/ClipStoreMX provides plug-and-play functionality, without the need for complicated setup or drive partitioning, and offers a powerful set of features including: Auto Edit; watched folders with automated file transfer to and from networked external devices; support for all major file formats; and Windows Media 9 encoding for creating digital dailies, DVD content and web streams. APR/ClipStoreMX also features an application programming interface (API) that allows third-party programmers to control all attributes and image transfer operations.

APR/ClipStoreMX can be controlled from almost any external RS422 controller ? including third-party control panels, editors, and automation systems, as well as acting as a master device to control almost any external VTR for fast, frame-accurate media ingest and off-loading; and multiple Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports for convenient and reliable backup of stored media to external Hi-Speed USB disk storage sub-systems.

Also launched at NAB 2005, APR/ClipStoreMXc provides high-quality JPEG 2000 compressed HD video, uncompressed SD video and audio, and removable drives for easy transfer to remote locations. See separate release for details.

About Accom
Accom is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Accom designs, manufactures, sells, and supports a complete line of digital video production, disk recording, and editing tools for use in the worldwide professional television marketplace ? encompassing the production, post production, broadcasting, and computer video markets.

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