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Truevision Demonstrates DVCPRO TARGA 2000 RTX at IBC Show


Truevision today became the first company in the industry to demonstrate a DVCPRO-based non-linear editing system when it unveiled a pre-released DVCPRO version of its award-winning TARGA 2000 RTX video editing engine at the IBC show.

The demonstration is available for public viewing at the Panasonic booth at IBC. This is the world's first technology demonstration of DVCPRO hardware seamlessly integrated into an open system computing environment. The demonstration is the result of a joint development agreement between Truevision and the Video Systems Division of Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.

The DVCPRO version of the TARGA 2000 RTX will deliver real-time processing of 2D digital video effects using dual DVCPRO codecs and will support the SMPTE 259-M serial digital interface, IEEE 1394 "Firewire" serial bus interface as well as high-quality component analog input and output.

The DVCPRO TARGA 2000 RTX will bring tight integration of professional non-linear editing software applications and real-time 2D effects processing of DV-encoded content on the desktop. The system, which will be available later this year, will be OEM'd by Matsushita and included in future Panasonic systems. The systems will also be sold by Truevision on an OEM and retail basis.

"Based on our partnership with Matsushita, Truevision is at the forefront of bringing the 6mm digital tape format to professional broadcast applications users around the world," said Lou Doctor, Truevision president and CEO. "We're proud to be development partners with Matsushita and are looking forward to working with them to develop the desktop infrastructure that complements their DVCPRO family of products. The DVCPRO TARGA 2000 RTX is just our first offering, we plan to support DV across our entire product family in the coming months."

Using a DVCPRO TARGA 2000 RTX, video professionals can process in real time digital video effects such as wipes, fades and dissolves, which now require long render times using current desktop technology. Once frames are composited, they can be output to DV, DVCPRO, other tape formats or networked to a server for distribution.

"This technology demonstration is the culmination of months of joint engineering development between Truevision and Matsushita. Here at IBC we are seeing the first demonstrable results of our collaboration," said Katsuhiko Yamamoto, director of the Video Systems Division of Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. "Matsushita believes that its partnership with Truevision will provide video professionals with an affordable all-digital desktop solution for working with DVCPRO digital data at camera-master quality throughout the videographics post-production process."


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