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Accom Launches New APR/ClipStoreMXc

Breaks price/performance barrier for HD/SD disk recorders (May 18, 2005)

Accom recently announced at the National Association of Broadcasters convention the launch of APR/ClipStoreMXc, part of a range of new high-performance universal-format disk recorders. Combining Accoms new Sequoia video+key+audio processing hardware, the latest high-performance disk drive technology and a powerfully enhanced NetPanel graphical user interface, the APR/ClipStoreMXc supports both high-definition video with high-quality compression, and uncompressed standard-definition video and AES/EBU digital audio.

Targeted for applications requiring video+key+audio including live broadcast playout, venue presentation, editing, post-production and VTR replacement, APR/ClipStoreMXc provides versatile and powerful HD and SD functionality at the same price charged by other manufacturers for similarly-specified recorders supporting standard definition only.

Using JPEG 2000 compression, APR/ClipStoreMXc provides exceptionally high image quality for compressed high-definition video, while affording very efficient storage. APR/ClipStoreMXc is available in two versions, offering two hours or four hours of real-time record and playback capacity. Storage capacity can be quickly and easily doubled by "striping" the video and key media drives into a single video-only volume, when a separate key channel is not required. APR/ClipStoreMXc 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/ClipStoreMXc 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 switchable between video or key channels, media management and system configuration facilities for APR/ClipStoreMXc. NetPanel can also be run directly on APR/ClipStoreMXc itself with the addition of a VGA monitor, for stand-alone operation.

APR/ClipStoreMXc features removable media disk drives with easy access, allowing simple and fast media disk exchange between multiple ClipStore recorders of the same model. With true plug-and-play operation, this feature makes APR/ClipStoreMXc a practical solution for remote operations that require quick and convenient loading of high-quality media clips into disk recorders located any distance from the studio. This feature can also be used to ?place a job on the shelf when working with multiple clients in the studio, ensuring the media materials for any number of jobs remain separate and secure.

Offering outstanding operational convenience, APR/ClipStoreMXc 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/ClipStoreMXc also features an application programming interface (API) that allows third-party programmers to control all attributes and image transfer operations.

APR/ClipStoreMXc 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/ClipStoreMX provides high-performance uncompressed HD/SD video and audio functionality for applications in production, animation and effects, telecine and scientific visualization. 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.

For more information, visit the Accom web site at: www.accom.com.

 


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