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The Imaging Source Announcing New Video-to-FireWire Converter

Notebooks now have the same image acquisition power as PCI frame grabbers (October 30, 2001)
The Imaging Source, a digital imaging hardware reseller and manufacturer and software application developer announces a new video to firewire converter. The Imaging Source is offering a sneak preview of the DFG/1394-1 at their booth No.421 during The Vision Show East in Boston Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2001. The DFG/1394-1 is a versatile, easily portable solution for mobile imaging. It can be used with notebook computers and PCs as well as interface with other video capture devices including medical equipment, camcorders and digital cameras. Software developers can also integrate the DFG/1394-1into their applications via a software developer kit (SDK) that is included.

Rolf Bollhorst, president of The Imaging Source states, "Finally notebook users get the same image acquisition performance as PC users using a PCI frame grabber. Uncompressed video can be displayed in real time and streamed as AVI to the hard drive." Mr. Bollhorst also states that, "The DFG/1394-1 will be commercially available before the end of this year."

Highlights of DFG/1394-1 Video to Firewire Converter:

Converts standard video to IEEE-1394 uncompressed
2x composite, 1x Y/C (S-VHS) video in, NTSC, PAL
Ports: 2x IEEE 1394-1995/1394a, 6-pin, 400 Mb/s
Real-time display even on Laptops
Real-time mirroring
Comes with a WDM Stream Class Driver (see Microsoft spec)
Comes with the Capture SDK IC Imaging Control SE
Pentium 300 MHz or higher
Windows 2000/SP2 or higher, DirectX 8 or higher

Software Support

The DFG/1394-1 comes with the IC Imaging Control and includes:

C++ class library, activeX, sample source code, Grab&View imaging application

IC Imaging Control allows controlling all hardware setting, displays a live image, saves images to hard disk, provides a buffer for image processing, etc.

FPICS, which is an acronym for Frame-grabber Programming Interface Control Standard, is included to allow developers and OEMs to quickly build advanced capture applications around the DFG/1394-1.

About The Imaging Source

The Imaging Source is a digital imaging hardware reseller and manufacturer, a software application developer and complete image system solution provider for digital imaging technology. The Imaging Source supplies a wide range of imaging products including LED lighting products, optics from Pentax, Computar and Rodenstock and cameras from The Imaging Source, Sony, and Panasonic. The Imaging Source manufactures its own line of frame grabbers. The Imaging Source is dedicated to providing integration advice and pre and post sales support in addition to its wide variety of imaging equipment and software.

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