--New Media Magazine April 22, 1996
Digital Processing Systems (DPS) brought real-time video capture and
playback to the desktop last year with the Personal Animation Recorder (PAR). The PVR is
the next generation of the PAR, incorporating new technologies which make it the desktop
video tool of the future. The features which most distinguish the PVR from the PAR are
broadcast quality output, an integrated SCSI controller, and its integration into the
Microsoft Windows 3.1/Windows NT 3.5+ environment.
Betacam SP/MII quality is achieved at about 4 minutes per Gigabyte
of storage, on up to 7 SCSI drives. You may choose different levels of compression to suit
your needs. Also, sequences which span across multiple drives can be played back smoothly.
The addition of the video capture daughterboard allows real-time capture of Composite or
Component video and sound. Captured audio is stored on the computers system hard
drive, providing maximum flexiblity for editing.
The PVR Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.5+ software includes basic
video editing tools, as well as a Video for Windows CODEC which allows clips stored on PVR
drives to be converted into and AVI format file. The Windows 3.1 software works with
popular editing packages, such as Speed Razor Mach III and Adobe
Premiere, as well as any software capable of writing or reading RGB images to or from a
Until now, if you wanted an affordable desktop video system that
wasnt a toy, the PAR was your only option. Now, broadcast quality video capture and
playback is within your reach with the new Perception Video Recorder from DPS.
Also check out the DPS Home Page.
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