SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

September 08, 2007 00:00 ET

Focus Enhancements Introduces Camera-Mountable HD-SDI Signal Converter at IBC 2007

MCSDI-1 Portable Media Converter Converts SD or HD Analog Component HDMI Signals to SDI for Cost-Effective Live Video Production

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2007) - IBC Booth 9.441 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, introduced the MCSDI-1 Portable Media Converter at IBC 2007 (stand 9.441) at the Amsterdam RAI. The MCSDI-1 is a cost-effective solution for professionals who need to source professional HD-SDI equipment from camcorders featuring an HDMI uncompressed output. The MCSDI-1, along with Focus' industry-leading HD workflow, will be on display at IBC from September 7-11.

The MCSDI-1 converts HD analog, SD analog, or digital HDMI input signals to HD-SDI or SD-SDI output -- all in a portable package that can be easily mounted on the bottom of a camcorder for handheld or tripod use. Fully digital and uncompressed, SDI has become the production format for high end broadcast and live video productions. By converting a signal to HD-SDI or SD-SDI, the MCSDI-1 converter delivers the highest quality video available from a camcorder -- making it the ideal solution for live video productions.

"The MCSDI-1 lowers the costs of live video production, by providing a high quality HDMI-to-HD-SDI conversion," said Robert Caldeira, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "MCSDI-1 converters combined with a Focus HX series HD Switcher provides unprecedented price performance for multi-camera productions."

Additional MCSDI-1 features include:

--  2-channel embedded digital audio
--  Auto-sensing of signal inputs
--  Video mute color bar output for equipment setup
--  User-selectable audio levels
--  DC power input (as low as 7.2VDC).

The MCSDI-1 is expected to be available in mid-September through authorized Focus Enhancements dealers at a US MSRP of $699. For more information, please visit

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

Safe Harbor Statement

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. Such factors include, statements about the company's recently introduced MCSDI-1. 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 its MCSDI-1, 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 and June 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of September 8, 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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