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  • Boris FX releases Media 100 bug fix

    Boris FX has released the first update to the Media 100 HD NLE since acquiring the system from Optibase in October. Media 100 HD version 10.1.3 fixes an number of bugs, and is available for download from the Boris FX Web site.

  • AJA launches Kona 3 capture card

    AJA Video has announced the third iteration of its Kona uncompressed SD/HD capture card for use with Apple's Final Cut Pro. The Kona 3 board offers 40 per cent more processing power than the Kona 3 card, according to AJA.

  • Innovative dual-core notebooks debut

    Hard on the heels of Intel's unveiling at CES of its Centrino Duo mobile technology platform (previously code-named Napa), came a slew of notebook makers' announcements of hardware making use of the new technology.

  • Blu-ray Disc licensing begins

    The group behind the Blu-ray Disc high-definition video disc standard has finalized the first-generation version of several formats and is ready to begin licensing, it said Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

  • CES: Hitachi debut DVD camcorders

    Hitachi on Thursday rolled out four new UltraVision DVD camcorders. The devices use recordable DVD media in place of tapes, and also write to Secure Digital (SD) cards for digital stills. Prices range from $399 to $799 depending on features. And for the first time, they’re compatible with both Macs and PCs, according to Hitachi.

  • CES: BenQ offer new LCD displays

    BenQ this week took the wraps off several new flat-panel LCD displays, as well as other accessories that work with the Mac, including cameras, a digital projector, mice and a keyboard.

  • CES: HD-DVD drive for Xbox 360 announced

    Microsoft plans to offer later this year an add-on drive for the HD-DVD high-definition optical disc format for its Xbox 360 gaming console, it said Wednesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

  • CES: HD-DVD players 'coming in March'

    Toshiba plans to launch its first two HD-DVD players in the US market in March of this year, the company said Wednesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show show in Las Vegas.

  • Sony adds DV, DVD and HDD camcorders

    The launch of Sony's winter line-up has revealed 14 camcorders: comprised of seven DV models, six DVD units and the DCR-SR90E, which writes video to a 30GB hard drive.

  • CES: Blu-ray launch 'months behind' HD-DVD

    The first players supporting the high-definition Blu-ray Disc format appear likely to lag those for the competing HD-DVD format by at least three months, according to announcements and predictions made in Las Vegas on Wednesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

  • CES: Gates talks digital lifestyle

    Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates shared his company’s future vision for seamlessly connecting users to personalized digital content through next-generation software, services and devices during his keynote at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas Wednesday.

  • CES: Sony names first Blu-ray titles

    Sony's home entertainment unit has named the first 20 movies it intends to launch on Blu-ray Disc, the high-definition video disc format backed by Sony and several other major consumer electronics manufacturers.

  • CES: HD picture to come into focus

    The fuzzy picture surrounding the launch of two competing high-definition video-disc formats should come into focus this week as supporters of both systems show their latest prototypes and disclose further launch plans at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

  • CES: Chip plays Blu-ray and HD-DVD

    Broadcom could help PC and DVD manufacturers sidestep the choice between two high-definition recording standards with a chip that can decode signals recorded in either format.

  • CES: Downloadable movies debut

    Starz Entertainment Group on Tuesday began offering movies and other video content over the Internet through a new service called Vongo.

  • Video iPod conversion tool debuts

    TDMac has released podFlicks, a new $19.99 (around £12) application that enables video iPod users to convert video to work on their fifth generation iPod.

  • Kodak intros dual-lens camera

    Kodak announced Tuesday that its new V570 digital camera, with both an optical zoom and a wide angle lens, will be available this month for $399.95 (around £240).

  • Sonic Foundry releases multimedia server

    Sonic Foundry has released a new, enhanced version of its Mediasite EX Server software that is designed to be more robust and support an enterprise-wide deployment with such features as LDAP integration, improved scalability and better accessibility for the blind and deaf.

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