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FOCUS Adds Pinnacle, Miranda and 24p Support to FireStore

Version 1.3 software provides increased integration for FireStore customers (October 01, 2004)

FOCUS Enhancements Inc., a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced the immediate availability of the FireStore DR-DV5000 and FireStore FS-3 version 1.3 software.

Version 1.3 adds:
* Direct To Edit (DTE) Technology support for the Pinnacle Liquid Edition and other Pinnacle AVI based applications.

* Control support for HDCAM, DVCProHD, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and DVCPro50 camcorders when combined with Miranda's camera-mounted DVC-100 and DVC-800 series converters. These camcorders are commonly used for broadcast news acquisition, professional sports analysis, television, and feature film production.

* Direct To Edit (DTE) Technology support for 24p QuickTime and 24p AVI Type 2 Direct To Edit clips (FS-3 only) when used with a camcorder such as a Canon XL2 or Panasonic AG-DVX-100.

The addition of the new formats to DTE Technology increases the number of supported native NLE file formats to ten, therefore further extending DTE Technology as the leading and most comprehensive disk recording system. Pinnacle AVI, 24p QuickTime and 24p AVI Type 2 join RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime and Avid OMF in the existing DTE Technology file format lineup.

"We are very pleased that the features introduced in version 1.3 software allows more customers to utilize FireStore technology in a variety of different applications," said Matt McEwen, product manager for FOCUS Enhancements. "Pinnacle Liquid Edition support was in great demand from FireStore customers such as KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, Missouri while support for 24p has pleased our independent film and corporate customers. In addition, FireStore FS-3 operating with the Miranda converters now supports camcorders with SDI or HD-SDI digital interfaces."

"We have had many requests from cameramen and directors of photography who would like to perform DV disk recording using Miranda's DVC-100 / DVC-800 camera-mounted interfaces," said Gilbert Besnard, director of product development at Miranda Technologies Inc. "FOCUS Enhancement's FireStore products combined with the DVC-100 / DVC-800 represent a clever solution that enhances Electronic Acquisition workflow, and we are pleased to recommend such a well integrated solution."

Where to Buy
Version 1.3 firmware will be included on all new FireStore FS-3 and DR-DV5000 units shipped, and is also available as a download from FOCUS Enhancements' website at FireStore DR-DV5000 (with a single 40GB HDD) is available worldwide through the JVC Professional dealer and distributor network for a US MSRP of $1,895. FireStore FS-3 (with a single 40GB HDD) is available through the worldwide FOCUS Enhancements dealer and distributor network for a US MSRP of $2,195. For more information on FOCUS Enhancements and its products, please visit

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.
FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video technology. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced proprietary video conversion integrated circuits (ICs) and affordable, high quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. Semiconductor IC products include designs for PCs, game cards, internet, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and interactive TV applications, and they are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). FOCUS Enhancements' complete line of video presentation and video production devices are sold globally through resellers and distributors to the broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and home theater markets.

More information on FOCUS Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the FOCUS Enhancements home page at


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