SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

September 09, 2005 08:30 ET

FOCUS Enhancements Brings Direct to Edit Video Disk Recording to the Studio With New FireStore FS-2E

The FireStore FS-2E Studio DTE Recorder Brings Its Leading DTE Technology and Embedded SDI Audio I/O Into the Studio

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 -- FOCUS Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced its new FireStore FS-2E Studio Direct To Edit® (DTE) recorder. Available today through FOCUS Enhancements' network of distributors nationwide, FireStore FS-2E utilizes the company's industry-leading DTE technology to record video to FireWire disk drives in edit-ready, native DV-NLE file formats -- eliminating the need to capture, transfer or convert clips prior to the edit stage of production.

Designed as a broadcast tape deck replacement, the FireStore FS-2E features a number of standard audio and video I/O options including SDI with embedded audio, DV25, Component, Composite, S-Video, AES/EBU digital audio and balanced analog audio. FS-2E is designed to interface with standard control protocols such as RS422, RS-232C, AV/C and GPI.

FS-2E is ideal for SD or HD (down-converted) video dailies recording, broadcast play-out and as a studio companion to the FireStore line of portable desktop and camera-mount DTE recorders. It is designed to streamline production workflow in high end broadcast, HD video assist, production and duplication houses, film-to-disk transfer, sports/outside broadcast, and government/military applications.

"In working with our video professional customers, we recognized the need for an embedded SDI stream with a single cable to transport both audio and video," said Matt McEwen, product manager at FOCUS Enhancements. "The new FS-2E is designed to seamlessly replace broadcast tape decks providing industry standard inputs, outputs and control options for studio professionals who spend every day on deadline. The FS-2E eliminates the need to first capture, transfer or convert clips prior to editing, saving an enormous amount of valuable time and significantly reducing overall production time."

The FireStore FS-2E features an incredibly easy to use, VTR-like interface for a familiar control interface. The built-in disk drive and file system integrates seamlessly with PC and Mac based editing systems. It also can connect to networks via FTP using an Ethernet interface to copy files and control the unit. FS-2E now features an easy to use web interface for control and management of the unit remotely. The FS-2E is expandable providing the ability to daisy chain up to five external FireWire drives for extended recordings and playback.

FS-2E is available now through the FOCUS worldwide dealer and distributor network for a US MSRP of $6,995.

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.

FOCUS Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video technology. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced proprietary video conversion integrated circuits (ICs) and affordable, high quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. Semiconductor IC products include designs for PCs, game cards, Internet, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and interactive TV applications, and they are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). FOCUS Enhancements' complete line of video presentation and video production devices are sold globally through resellers and distributors to the broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and home theater 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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