SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

October 15, 2007 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Announces HD File Converter Pro for P2 DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO/DV

New Application Provides Easy and Fast File Conversion Between Popular P2 File Types and Non-Linear Editing File Formats

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced HD File Converter Pro, a Windows-based application for conversion between DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO/DV P2 file types and various non-linear editing (NLE) file formats such as QuickTime, AVI Type 2 and MXF.

"Panasonic's P2 solutions are being widely used in numerous applications around the world," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "Many customers have been asking for a simple utility that allows for quick conversion between different DVCPRO HD/50/DV file types and NLE formats such as QuickTime. We created HD File Converter Pro to fulfill these customers' needs."

"We have worked with Focus Enhancements on various projects over the years, including the original DV File Converter Pro and the successful FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder," said Tadao Shimozuru, Director of Professional AV Systems Division, Panasonic AVC Networks Company. "With HD File Converter Pro, P2 users have additional options to exchange files between various versions of editing systems or existing content without loss of video quality."

When working with DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 content, HD File Converter Pro makes it possible to convert between P2 and QuickTime, QuickTime Reference, AVI Type 2, Avid MXF and RawDV. When working with DVCPRO/DV content, HD File Converter Pro makes it possible to convert between P2 and QuickTime, QuickTime Reference, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI, Avid OMF, Avid MXF, MXF OP1a and RawDV. The application also supports write back to P2 cards, auto conversion mode, file joining (for spanned files), audio extraction and insertion (DVCPRO/DV only), and FTP transfer direct from the application. Additionally, HD File Converter Pro supports DVCPRO HD PN modes for conversion, as well as the complete P2 directory structure including thumbnails and XML metadata files.

HD File Converter Pro is available now for a US MSRP of $299 at the Focus Enhancements webstore, www.focusinfo.com/go/hdfcpprbuy, and on the HD File Converter Pro product page, www.focusinfo.com/go/hdfcppress. 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 HD File Converter Pro, 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 period ending March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of October 15, 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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