SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

December 05, 2007 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Adds QuickTime 720p 50 & 60 Support for Final Cut Pro Users With DR-HD100 Version 3.0

New Version 3.0 Firmware Update Brings Direct To Edit® (DTE) QuickTime 720p 50 & 60 Capability to Users of JVC's GY-HD200/250 Series ProHD Camcorders

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Focus Enhancements Inc (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced the upcoming availability of the version 3.0 update for its popular DR-HD100 Portable DTE recorder. Among other enhancements, version 3.0 enables owners of JVC GY-HD200 and HD250 ProHD camcorders to record 720p 50 and 60 files directly to DR-HD100 in QuickTime format -- further streamlining the production process with the direct import of files into Final Cut Pro version 6.0.2.

"Since the introduction of the JVC GY-HD200 and 250 series of camcorders, we have been inundated with requests from users to support their 720p 50 and 60 workflow within Final Cut Pro," said Mark D'Addio, vice president of business development for Focus Enhancements. "We are pleased that DR-HD100 version 3.0 makes this possible."

"With the version 3.0 update from Focus Enhancements, the DR-HD100 is able to provide the fastest and most efficient professional HD 60p and 50p editing available today," states Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager of Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company. "Our continuous close engineering collaboration has resulted in the development of this revolutionary high definition recording and editing workflow solution."

In addition to QuickTime 720p 50 & 60 support, DR-HD100 version 3.0 adds auto-reel functionality to help streamline the production process by ensuring users can easily identify clips in the editing system. With auto-reel, users can assign clips to pre-named reel folders on disk. Once a reel has been selected, all subsequent clips will automatically be placed in the same reel until the user selects a new clip or disables the auto-reel function.

"Currently, WXYZ-TV relies on 27 DR-HD100 recorders, along with JVC GY-250 ProHD camcorders, for our standard definition electronic news gathering," said Ray Thurber, Director of Engineering at WXYZ-TV, a local ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan and part of the Scripps Television Group. "With version 3.0, our crews will be able to record in 720p 50 and 60, edit in Final Cut Pro, and then send to our server for playout. Version 3.0 is the end-to-end workflow solution that we've been waiting for, and we are excited about the additional time savings it will bring to our HD production process."

Version 3.0 will be available for $39 on the Focus Enhancements website in the first half of January 2008. For more information, please visit www.focusinfo.com.

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.

Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company's Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company's Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

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Statements in this press release which are not historical including statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, expectations, representations, plans or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include customers' acceptance of recently introduced products, changes in customer order patterns, the performance and acceptance of the Version 3.0 firmware update, and the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and Form 10-Q for the periods ending March 31, 2007, June 30, 2007 and September 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of December 5, 2007 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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