SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 13, 2007 11:03 ET

Focus Enhancements' Direct To Edit® Technology Is Set to Steal the Show at National Association of Broadcasters

Direct To Edit (DTE) Technology That Streamlines HD Workflow for Apple, Avid, Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Sony Customers Is Showcased Throughout the NAB Event in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 -- NAB2007 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced that its industry standard Direct To Edit (DTE) technology is taking center stage in groundbreaking HD and DV workflow demonstrations throughout NAB 2007, April 16-19 in Las Vegas.

"Focus Enhancements and its partners are demonstrating specific solutions to help customers go from acquisition to delivery with the best tools, technology, and ROI available," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "Content is still king, and DTE Technology® is the de facto acquisition standard for taking native video formats directly from the shoot to a nonlinear editing system. DTE streamlines the overall production process, resulting in significant time and cost savings."

With Focus Enhancements' industry-leading DTE Technology, videographers record drop out-free digital video directly from their HDV or DV camcorder. The DTE recorder then connects directly to editing systems through FireWire, allowing video professionals to edit content directly from the device. With its unparalleled speed and efficiency, Focus Enhancements' DTE recorders have become the industry standard for time-sensitive, in-the-field applications including independent film, sports, news, and live events.

The following DTE Recorders are on display throughout NAB2007:

FS-4 HD: The portable FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD provide HDV and DV camcorder owners with streamlined workflow from acquisition to editing. Available in 60GB (4.5 hours), 80GB (6 hours) or 100GB (7.5 hours) models, FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD are the ideal solution for use with popular DV and HDV camcorders from Sony, JVC, Canon, and Panasonic.

FS-C HD: The FS-C HD60 and FS-C HD100 portable DTE recorders are designed for use with the acclaimed Canon XL H1 HDV camcorder. Capable of recording 4.5 hours (FS-C HD60) or 7.5 hours (FS-C HD100) of 1080i HD or DV video, these devices can be mounted directly to the XL H1 using the included camera mount hardware and now include QuickTime HDV 1080i/50, 60, 24F, 25F and 30F recording capabilities.

DR-HD100: The DR-HD100 DTE recorder features extensive integration with JVC's GY-HD100 and HD200/250 series of ProHD camcorders and is capable of recording 6 hours (60GB model) or 10 hours (100GB) of 720p HD, as well as standard definition DV. QuickTime HDV support of 720p24, 25 and 30 is now standard.

FS-100: Designed specifically for the popular Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 camera/recorder, the FS-100 DVCPRO HD DTE recorder extends recording time to 200 minutes in native frame rates, as well as provides a back-up to P2 cards. The FS-100 supports QuickTime or P2 DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 recordings as well as DVCPRO/DV recording in one of 10 different DTE formats.

FS-3 and DR-DV5000: The FS-3 and DR-DV5000 bring DTE disk recording performance to the field by mounting directly to full-sized DV camcorders. The DR-DV5000 offers extensive integration with JVC's GY-5000U/5100U camcorders. Both models are ideal for ENG, EFP, videography, and other portable applications.

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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

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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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of April 13, 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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