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Miglia and Vara Lead The Way For Webcasts on the Mac

AlchemyTV card now fully supports Wirecast webcasting tool (December 09, 2004)

Miglia Technology, a global technology solution provider that manufactures, markets and supports a range of own and licensed branded products, has today announced its AlchemyTV card now fully supports Wirecast, a webcasting tool from Vara Software.

Wirecast makes it easy to create dynamic webcasts and also build detailed multimedia broadcasts with many web cameras, images, titles and movies.

Eric Ferraz, product marketing director, Miglia Technology, commented: ?We are pleased to be working with Vara Software as it again expands the range of applications for the already extremely successful AlchemyTV card. A single or multiple AlchemyTV cards can be used to feed analogue to Vara Softwares Wirecast application, thus enabling customers to create very advanced internet webcasting setups.


Paul Carnine, Vara Software, commented: ?Wirecast maximises the potential of multiple AlchemyTV cards in a single system by introducing the unique concept of shots. You can package up your selected cameras, graphical overlays, movies and titles into a shot. Once you have built your list of shots, you can transition the broadcast between them with a single mouse click.

Controlling your broadcast in real-time is easy. With Wirecast's multiple layer support, it's simple to place a background music track over your webcast, while changing between the cameras you want your viewers to see.

Wirecast uses the QuickTime Streaming architecture for its broadcasting over the internet or a LAN. This enabled a seamless integration with AlchemyTV, as the cards driver is QuickTime based.

For a full list of AlchemyTV DVR features, please go to: http://www.miglia.com/products/video/alchemytvdvr/applications.html

For a full list of Wirecast features, please go to: http://www.varasoft.com/products/wirecast/


About the AlchemyTV DVR
Watch and record TV on your PowerMac with AlchemyTV DVR!

Schedule your recordings in a few easy steps with TitanTV or iCal, store them on your hard drive or burn them to VCD or DVD. Thanks to its tight integration with QuickTime, AlchemyTV DVR gives you a full range of capture options, including real-time MPEG-4 recording!

AlchemyTV DVR delivers a clean and sharp picture, ideal for full size TV viewing and video capture. Best of all, DVR is supplied complete with remote control for maximum viewing pleasure!


About Wirecast
Replace a whole broadcast studio with your Macintosh using Wirecast.

Professional Titles, Prebuilt call-shots, and 3D Effects allow you to create amazing broadcasts for your business or school.

You've not seen webcasting unless you've seen a Wirecast webcast!


AlchemyTV DVR compatibility:
PowerMac G4 or G5 with free PCI (PCI-X) slot
PowerPC G4/400 processor and higher
256 MB of RAM
Mac OS X 10.2.8 and higher

Wirecast compatibility:
OS X 10.3 and above (best with 10.3.6)
Quartz Extreme Compatible Graphics card


Pricing and availability for AlchemyTV DVR
The AlchemyTV DVR is available now, from Miglia's distribution partners, refurb or online store, for a street retail price of 85, 139, $159 ex VAT. All units carry a full 2 year RTB warranty. A list of distributors and resellers is available on Miglia's website: http://www.miglia.com/buy/index.html


Pricing and availability for Wirecast
Wirecast is available today directly from Vara Software's Website for the retail price of 389, $449, 259: www.varasoftware.com ex VAT.


About Vara Software
Vara Software builds world-class, best-of-breed video related software. The Vara team delivered two innovative applications for the Macintosh platform in 2004, Wirecast and Videocue. Both show the power and flexibility of Vara's technology and artistry of user interface design.

To learn more about this vibrant business, visit www.varasoftware.com.


About Miglia
Miglia Technology is a global technology solution provider that manufactures, markets and supports a range of own and licensed branded products. Miglia benefits from having a strong staff of experienced product specialists, engineers and marketers who have amassed many combined years in the industry. Miglia products are available through all fine retailers and resellers around the world.

For more information about where to buy our products please visit www.miglia.com.

 


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