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PostWorks Offering HD Closed Captioning Services

(February 14, 2005)

PostWorks, New York, the east coast's most advanced and comprehensive post production resource, today announced the latest update to its full-service film and High Definition (HD) post offerings:  the availability of HD closed captioning services via the addition of a new EN530 HDTV Smart Encoder IV and CCPlay software from EEG Enterprises, Inc.

EEGs EN530 Smart Encoder is a universal closed caption encoding solution supporting HD and Standard Definition (SD) video encoding, decoding and bridging.

?In our demanding environment where we are regularly finishing numerous feature presentations, episodic series and commercials in HD, providing HD closed caption encoding became vital, explained Gregory Dragonetti, duplication manager for PostWorks, New York.  ?Among its most important features, coupled with EEGs CCPlay software, the EN530 Smart Encoder allows us to read captioning from almost any captioning file and encode to most formats and frame rates.

Dragonetti also detailed the EN530s ability to up-convert, cross-convert and down-convert closed caption encoded tapes while maintaining the captioning, to encode a single program in HD and SD simultaneously, and to encode Extended Data Services (XDS) packets, commonly known as V-Chip encoding.  XDS packets are encoded data used to broadcast programming information, digital rights management data and program rating codes that signal the V-Chips in television receivers to block out programs deemed inappropriate by parents.  The EEG encoding equipment exceeds requirements of the FCC captioning rules and CEA captioning standards for SD and HD captioning.

?PostWorks was searching for a versatile, high quality captioning solution that would work seamlessly across a wide range of video standards and caption file formats, said Philip McLaughlin, president of EEG.  ?We are extremely pleased that they chose our EN530 units to augment their industry leading capabilities.

About PostWorks, New York

Since 1995, PostWorks, New York has emerged as the region's only full-service film and High Definition post facility. Located in SoHo, PostWorks sets itself apart by offering scalable production offices, rentals and the highest level of commitment to quality and customer service.  PostWorks enlists an elite team of artists, engineers and producers and has optimized its entire operation for non-linear, High Definition and Digital Intermediate technologies.  Our clients include Oscar winning filmmakers, network and cable television programs and award winning commercials and music videos.  For more information, please call 212.894.4000 or visit

About EEG Enterprises, Inc.

 EEG, based in Farmingdale, New York, offers the most complete line of Closed Captioning, XDS (V-Chip) and metadata encoders, decoders and software available for post production and broadcast applications.  With over 25 years of experience in the field of Closed Captioning and VBI data distribution, EEG provides the most innovative and stable equipment base available.  EEGs extensive line of HD captioning solutions has quickly become the industry standard and solution of choice for HD production and broadcast.  EEGs products are designed and manufactured in its state of the art facility on Long Island, utilizing advanced automated SMT fabrication techniques. EEGs customer base includes an overwhelming majority of the cable and terrestrial networks, local broadcast stations and post facilities in North America.  For more information, please call 516.293.7472 or visit

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