SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

April 17, 2008 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements' Real-Time Metadata-Based Workflow Takes Center Stage at NAB 2008

Showcases New Products, Technology, and Partnerships to Streamline the HD Workflow

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - NAB2008 -- Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband wireless technology, is generating excitement on the floor of NAB 2008 with new products, partnerships, and technologies -- all designed to further optimize the end-to-end HD workflow and ensure seamless continuity of metadata through all phases of production and post-production. The company has been showcasing key additions to its media acquisition, management, conversion, and delivery solutions from April 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth SL2605.

"We've concentrated on expanding file format and multi-platform support across our product families to enable a continuous workflow and seamless interoperability with popular NLEs and video camcorders. With a streamlined workflow from start to finish, media professionals are better able to focus on the creative aspects of post production," said Michael Conway, senior vice president of corporate strategy for Focus Enhancements. "This optimized workflow has received a fantastic response by the industry at NAB. In particular, the new FS-5, along with the ability to dynamically add custom metadata while recording, has sparked tremendous interest among show attendees."

New additions at NAB 2008 include:

-- FS-5 Direct To Edit® recorder: the fifth generation of Focus Enhancements' flagship FS recorder. In addition to key enhancements like additional file format support, significant weight/size reduction, and UDF disk formatting, the FS-5 introduces the ground-breaking ability to log custom metadata wirelessly via a laptop or smart phone while recording media.

-- ProxSys® PX Media Asset Management product line: Focus Enhancements added several new features and components to expand the PX family for production, post-production, and web-based content delivery applications, including the new PX HD Playout Station, PX Media Transfer Utility, and Universal Metadata Engine™.

-- Sony XDCAM EX™ Development Alliance: In cooperation with Sony, Focus Enhancements introduced a new ProxSys Media Server that includes native XDCAM EX format support, XDCAM EX acquisition and playout via Sony's hardware codec card, and metadata-optimized workflow software.

-- FS-100 250GB: Focus Enhancements added a 250GB model to its FS-100 line of DTE recorders for Panasonic P2 users. The new FS-100 250GB model offers over 11 hours of recording in 720p24PN mode, 9 hours in 720p25/30PN mode, or 4.5 hours in full frame rate 720p/1080i DVCPRO HD mode, setting a new standard for long record times for P2 users.

-- MM-1 Universal Media Manager™: Focus Enhancements launched a powerful software solution for creating and distributing media to out-of-home TV networks.

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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 wireless IC chip set based on WiMedia UWB standard and design as well as markets portable ICs to the video convergence, portable media, navigation systems and smartphone markets. The company's System 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 Securities and Exchange Commission (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 statements include statements regarding management's expectations of the FS-5, FS-100, MM-1 and ProxSys' features and capabilities and its availability date. 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 changes to the FS-5, FS-100, MM-1 and ProxSys' feature-set due to changes in the market place, unforeseen delays in research and development, and the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of April 17, 2008 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Direct to Edit and ProxSys are registered trademarks of Focus Enhancements. MM-1 and Universal Media Manager are trademarks of Focus Enhancements. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 Focus Enhancements Inc. All rights reserved.

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