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Panasonic DVDBurner Compatible with neoDVDstandard Software

(July 26, 2001)
Panasonic and MedioStream announced the compatibility of MedioStream's neoDVDstandard DVD publishing system with Panasonic's DVDBurner, a 4.7/9.4GB combination DVD-RAM/R drive. With neoDVDstandard's innovative one-click software solution, even novice camcorder users can turn digital video into a DVD-ready file on the fly.

Then, using Panasonic's dual-technology DVD drive, the videos can be recorded to 4.7GB rewritable DVD-RAM discs that can be edited or to write-once DVD-R discs that can be played back by most of the DVD-ROM drives and DVD players in use today. MedioStream will be demonstrating neoDVDstandard with the DVDBurner in Panasonic's TechVideo Expo Booth No. 419, July 30-31. The Expo is being held at the DoubleTree Hotel Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif.


neoDVDstandard makes real-time DVD authoring simple and affordable, enabling consumers to move their videos from camcorder to disc with a single software solution. Because it is a complete video capture, editing and publishing solution, there's no need to purchase and learn different software and hardware.

Using the FILE mode, consumers can select MPEG-2, DV, AVI or QuickTime files as the input source for DVD creation. The In and Out pointers, combined with the slider bar controls, provide the trim and merger editing functions for video segment selection.

For applications that require editing or adding to a disc, the DVDBurner can be used to record to a 4.7GB (9.4GB double sided) DVD-RAM disc which provides more than 100,000 write/rewrite cycles. When maximum compatibility with DVD video players, recorders and DVD-ROM drives is required, 4.7GB write-once DVD-R General media can be used. Both types of media can store up to 2 hours of MPEG-2 video and consistently deliver superior video quality, no matter how many times the video is played.

"By combining our complete camcorder-to-disc video software solution with Panasonic's high-capacity DVD-RAM/R drives and media, home camcorder users can produce high-quality videos on media that can be played on virtually any DVD device," said Gordon Doran, MedioStream Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The broad capabilities of neoDVDstandard and Panasonic's DVDBurner will open a whole new world of video sharing that will enhance the consumer's digital video experience."

Using 4.7GB DVD-R General media, the Panasonic DVD-RAM/R drive provides a transfer rate of up to 11.08 Mbps, which is equivalent to about 9 times the transfer rate of CD-ROM's 1X speed. The 22.16 Mbps transfer rate for 4.7GB DVD-RAM translates to an 18x CD data rate. Seek times are 75ms for DVD-RAM and 65ms DVD-R, DVD-ROM and CD media.

"DV camcorders are experiencing triple-digit growth because they enable consumers to capture their memories," said Dana Berzin, DVD product manager for Panasonic Industrial Company's Global Computer Group. "With all-in-one solutions like MedioStream's neoDVDstandard and the DVDBurner, home users now have an easy and economical way to preserve and share their special moments."

Pricing, Availability

Compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(TM) 98SE, ME, 2000 with DirectX 8.0 or above, neoDVDstandard is available through www.mediostream.com at a special promotional price of $99 during the introductory period and $149 thereafter. neoDVDstandard is also available through MedioStream's worldwide distribution channels. Volume pricing will be available for system integrators and Value Added Resellers.

The Panasonic DVDBurner is available for immediate delivery to OEMs and through authorized channel partners. The suggested retail price of the industry-standard combination rewritable and write-once DVD drive is under $600.

For more information, visit at www.mediostream.com and www.panasonic.com/industrial/computer/storage/dvdram

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