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Adobe Premiere Pro
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Sony Vegas Pro
Apple Final Cut Pro

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  Our NEW Edit Desks - Custom Designed & Made For You
Discover the comfort of working at an ergonomically designed edit desk and the productivity of having all your editing tools within your reach.

Most studio space is usually crammed with equipment or not arranged in a fashion that promotes comfort or productivity. Our edit desks are custom designed to work with your space and needs. We will be happy to work with your design or maybe you would prefer one of our design engineers to evaluate your workflow environment. We also recommend the Aeron chair from Herman Miller. It performs like no other chair. It adapts naturally and adjusts precisely to fit people of all sizes and postures doing all kinds of activities, all day long. The imaginative design gives superior comfort, body support, and style that are widely copied but never matched.

Either way, you can be assured that your new workspace will look great and provide many years of solid performance. Made from the finest materials and manufactured in central Massachusetts. Your new edit desk is more affordable than you may think. Let us design, build, deliver and setup your new studio today! 

 

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$999.00 Herman Miller Aeron Chair


Bravo XR-blu Blu-Ray Disc Publisher by Primera
Primera® Announces Bravo™ XR-Blu™ Disc Publisher

Plymouth, MN 02/06/2006 -- Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD/DVD disc publishing equipment, today announced its Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher. Bravo XR-Blu is the world’s first automated burn and print device to support new high-capacity Blu-ray Disc recorders and media.

Along with its built-in robotics and full-color direct-to-disc inkjet printing, the Bravo XR-Blu incorporates Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc.’s new BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc/DVD Recorder. Blu-ray enabled recording software based on technology from Sonic Solutions®, the leader in Digital Media Software, is included to provide a complete and professional Blu-ray Disc publishing solution.

The initial release of the Bravo XR-Blu utilizes single-layer discs to store up to 25 gigabytes of data. An upgrade will be available shortly after launch that will allow dual-layer media, which stores up to 50 gigabytes of data per disc. Since up to 50 discs can be loaded into the Bravo XR-Blu at a time, this gives a total native capacity of up to 2.5 terabytes of data that can be published in a single session. Blu-ray discs utilize shorter wavelength blue lasers in order to store far more data than any other optical disc technology commercially available.

As the first automated system to use Blu-ray technology, the Bravo XR-Blu is expected to be used in a wide variety of cutting-edge applications in business, government, military, medical, banking, insurance, back-up and archival, high-definition video, digital movie post production and more.

“Blu-ray Disc technology fulfills the rapidly growing need for massive amounts of storage space in a portable, stable format,” said Andy Parsons, senior vice president at Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. “However, many business-to-business and industrial applications require automation of the recording and disc printing functions. That’s why Pioneer is excited to be partnering with Primera to provide a fully-automated and integrated solution for burning and printing Blu-ray Discs.”

Jim Taylor, General Manager of the Advanced Technology Group at Sonic Solutions, adds that “Primera and Sonic have a very successful history of offering the latest and most advanced solutions for the CD/DVD disc publishing market. The Bravo XR-Blu is yet another example of how this strong partnership has resulted in a solution that takes advantage of the most recent advances in disc recording technology.”

Easy Setup and Operation 
The Bravo XR-Blu is fast and easy to set up and use. It connects via USB 2.0 to any PC running Windows® XP/2000. The Bravo XR-Blu recording and mastering software was written using AuthorScript® Data Backup with BD Support from Sonic Solutions. It supports both Blu-ray and DVD±R media. SureThing™ CD Labeler, Primera Edition, is included to make direct-to-disc labeling fast and easy.

A unique feature of the Bravo XR-Blu is the built-in blue LED array that illuminates the interior, making it simple to view operation. All supplies replenishment is accomplished from the front panel, allowing the unit to be placed almost anywhere – on a desk, a shelf or on a countertop. Two units can be stacked vertically to effectively double capacity and throughput. An optional rack mount kit is available for a standard 4U, 19” wide rack.

“We’re proud to be the first company in the world to offer a professional, automated burn and print disc publishing system based upon Blu-ray Disc technology,” said Mark D. Strobel, vice president of sales and marketing at Primera Technology, Inc. “The increased capacity of Blu-ray Discs over standard DVD-R media will open up new applications and solutions that until now were impossible due to storage space constraints.”

Pricing and Availability 
The Bravo XR-Blu sells for US $5995 (MSRP). It is expected to begin shipping in April 2006.

Pre order yours now, call 877-ieditDV (877-433-4838)

 

$5,495.00



Blackmagic Multibridge Pro & Multibridge Eclipse

Introducing the world's highest quality all in one analog to digital/digital to analog bi-directional converter and break out box for both standard definition and high definition.

Multibridge Eclipse and Multibridge Pro are the world’s first all-in-one bidirectional converters which instantly switch between HD and SD, feature 4:2:2 and Dual Link 4:4:4 video quality, and include the new high speed PCI Express connection - Use it as the world's highest quality converter or as an I/O for an advanced SD/HD editing system.

The All-in-one Standalone Converter
Finally there is a simple solution for converting analog equipment to SDI-based digital systems because Multibridge will simultaneously convert from digital to analog, and analog to digital. That's true bidirectional analog video and audio conversion. Multibridge works as an independent converter. Rack mount it so you can convert analog equipment such as Betacam SP decks or HDV cameras.

Capture and Playback
Connect the built-in PCI Express 10 Gbps connection to any supported Windows XP or Mac OS X based computer and Multibridge instantly turns into the ultimate break out box capture and playback solution. At an amazingly high speed of 10 Gbps, PCI Express is 25 times faster than FireWire. PCI Express has the speed to handle high video data rate capture and playback, from 10 bit uncompressed standard definition and high definition video, right up to 12 bit RGB 4:4:4 feature film quality and beyond. PCI Express is low cost because it’s already built into many PC motherboards, and a high quality PCI Express connection cable and computer adapter is included free so you get a complete solution, ready to go. By using the optional PCI Express Bridge, you can also plug into PCI-X slots, as found on Apple Macintosh G5 systems for the ultimate in compatibility.

High Definition or Standard Definition 
Multibridge features dual rate SDI and is completely format agnostic, so you can switch between high definition or standard definition freely and instantly. You can just as easily connect to 270 Mbps standard definition SDI equipment such as Digital Betacam, as well as 1.485 Gbps high definition SDI equipment such as HDCAM or HD-D5 or even the extreme quality of 12 bit 4:4:4 as used on the new Sony HDCAM SR decks. With the ability to update new formats via USB, you can connect to virtually anything now, and in the future. Multibridge is ideal if you're only working in standard definition, but need to switch to high definition at any time. Only Multibridge allow you to move between standards this easily and is the ideal solution to moving to HD wile retaining compatibility with the standard definition equipment you have now.

Compatible with all Video Software 
Multibridge Eclipse and Multibridge Pro feature a high speed PCI Express connection so you can connect to a host computer, and then use a wide range of video software for video capture and playback. Multibridge is compatible with QuickTime and DirectShow so you can use any supported video software in either standard definition, high definition, or even 4:4:4 10 bit RGB HD. Unlike pre-built systems, with DeckLink you can customize your system for different tasks simply by selecting the video software you prefer to use. Use Final Cut Pro HD™ on Mac OS X, or Premiere Pro on Windows XP for editing, then combine Adobe After Effects and Photoshop for broadcast design and paint. Finish your job by using DVD authoring software to give your clients a DVD. That’s unlimited flexibility to work any way you want. Finally the choice is yours.

Fully Featured Audio and Video Support 
Need to be ready for HD, while also connecting to analog decks such as Betacam SP? Multibridge Eclipse and Multibridge Pro are format agnostic, and include enough video and audio inputs and outputs to connect to virtually anything! Also included is a DVI-D dual link monitor connection so you can connect a low cost computer display for full HD resolution video monitoring.

Multibridge Pro™ supports both analog and digital audio conversion for an all-in-one compact 1 rack unit size. Video conversion features both analog component RGB/YUV and composite NTSC/PAL. For analog audio, 2 channels in and out of balanced +4dB audio on standard XLR connectors is included. 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio in and out is built in with each input featuring sample rate conversion. For monitoring, Multibridge Pro features DVI-D dual link LCD monitor connection combined with unbalanced stereo audio output - great for low cost in-suite monitoring. 

Multibridge Eclipse™ includes all the great features of Multibridge Pro in an enhanced 2 rack unit size. Multibridge Eclipse includes 12 channels of AES/EBU audio I/O, 6 unbalanced audio outputs for 5.1 surround sound monitoring or combined with an extra 4 composite NTSC/PAL outputs for dubbing onto multiple VHS or DVD recorders. Multibridge Eclipse includes a programmable reference sync generator with 4 outputs.

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$1,595.00 Multibridge Pro™
$2,495.00
Multibridge Eclipse™


Pioneer DVR-533H-S DVD Recorder/Player w/80GB Hard Disk

It’s a one-stop shop for watching DVD movies, recording TV shows and home movies onto a Hard Disk Drive, then watching or recording them to DVD.

Here’s what makes it so great:

Built-in 80GB Hard Disk Drive
The built-in 80GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record lots of home movies and TV shows for temporary storage. Once they’re recorded you can watch them whenever you want, edit them, delete them, or burn them to DVD. The DVR-533H-S can hold up to 170 hours of content (recorded at lowest video quality - SEP Mode).

Super-High-Speed DVD Burning
When burning your recorded content to DVD from the Hard Disk Drive, an hour-long program recorded in SEP (lowest video quality) mode can take less than 30 seconds to burn — that’s approximately 120x (max) speed.

Disc Backup
With Disc Backup, a Pioneer exclusive, you can make a direct file transfer of your home-movie DVD back to the Hard Disk Drive, and from that make as many copies of your home movie as you want, all at blazing speed.

Up to 10 Hours on a DVD
With the recording mode set to SEP mode (lowest video quality), you can get up to 10 hours on one disc.

HELP Button
Stuck in the middle of a task like setting up a recording? Don’t know the next step? Just press HELP, and you’ll see an on-screen recommendation on what to do next.

Free Interactive Program Guide
Included is an easy 8-day TV Guide On Screen® Interactive Program Guide. Just find your favorite programs and select them for recording. And here's the best part: there's no fee for this valuable service. It's free!

Advanced Disc Navigator
This on-screen menu makes all the key functions really easy to operate. Plus, thumbnails from the beginnings of your recordings are shown in full motion with sound.

i-LINKTM (DV) Camcorder Connection
The i-LINK (a.k.a. “DV” and “IEEE 1394”) interface allows you to transfer your DV (Digital Video) home movies smoothly to the Hard Disk Drive. Just connect the DV input on the unit’s front panel to your camcorder’s DV input, and begin. And if your movies were shot in analog format, inputs for composite video/S-video and Left-Right audio are provided for dubbing them to DVD.

Jump Past the Commercials
SO, you recorded your favorite TV shows and you included the commercials. When you play your shows back, “Commercial Skip” lets you jump past the ads, 30 seconds at a time. Just press the CM Skip button on the remote.

Chase Play: Prime Time Starts Now
Thanks to the Hard Disk Drive, Chase Play lets you watch, stop, or pause a show — WHILE you’re recording it. Amazing, but true.

Wide Playback Compatibility
Besides regular DVDs, you can play your homemade DVDs containing TV content or home movies. It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm™ and Kodak® discs and CD-R/RWs burned from your computer.

Built-in TV Tuner
A built-in TV tuner is included, so you don’t have to connect to another component to receive a terrestrial TV signal.

Smart VBR (Variable Bit Recording)
This recording mode lets you choose the quality level/recording time that best suits you. Choose from Fine, SP, LP, EP, and Auto; Auto automatically sets the optimal recording quality for the time remaining on the Hard Disk Drive.

Sophisticated Video and Audio Playback
PureCinema 2:3 Progressive Scan gives you a more film-like presentation when watching movies. The 54MHz/10-bit video DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) delivers beautiful video quality. Plus, we’ve included the latest Dolby Digital® and DTS® Digital surround sound outputs, and a high-end 24-bit/192kHz audio DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) for superb musical performance.

 

$399.00 DVR-533H-S (80GB HD)
$499.00
DVR-633H-S (160GB HD)


WACOM Intuos3 6X11 USB Tablet W/Mouse & PS ELEMENTS 3.0
Control, comfort, and productivity

The Intuos3 pen tablet unlocks the power of Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Painter™, Macromedia® Flash™, and other photo-editing and graphics software. In fact, most imaging applications have important tools that are specifically designed for use with a Wacom pen tablet. You’ll find that using an Intuos pen, mouse, and tablet gives you more control, comfort, and productivity. It’s an easy and natural way to work.

With 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity your Intuos3 Grip Pen will give you the control you need to get just the look you want. Alternating between the comfortable Grip Pen and the ergonomic five-button Intuos3 mouse reduces repetitive motion to give you greater comfort. The Intuos3 tablets feature ExpressKeys™ and Touch Strips to put powerful controls right where you need them for maximum productivity.

Get the control, comfort, and productivity of Intuos3 today and join millions of satisfied Wacom tablet users.

Product Description 

  • Intuos3 6x11 Wideformat USB Pen Tablet W/mouse & Photoshop Elements 3.0 
  • Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.5 in x 10.3 in x 0.6 in
  • Connectivity Technology Wired - USB
  • 5080 dpi Movement Resolution
  • Features Programmable buttons, pressure sensitive pen, scrolling wheel
  • 8' integrated USB cable
  • OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.2.6 or later, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

 

$389.00

Si/o xCopy-7+1  Pro 16x DVD Duplicator w/160GB HD
The xCopy-7+1™ Pro Duplicator is the latest product in the market that can duplicate DVD-R and DVD+R discs and also supports -R & +R dual layer discs.

Equipped with seven online 16x speed DVD-R / DVD+R recorders, the xCopy-7+1™ Pro Duplicator can duplicate seven DVD discs at once. The +1 means there is one offline (spare) matching recorder included to ensure full seven target operation in the event that one recorder is being serviced. The large built in 160GB hard disk will allow you to store dozens of DVD disk images for the fastest access and duplication of your most popular disk duplication needs.

By using version 2 format DVD blanks, a full DVD of 4.7GB will be duplicated in 7 minutes. Equipped with a 16x DVD-ROM drive as its reader, the xCopy-7+1™ Pro Duplicator will use the way of "ON-THE-FLY" method to duplicate the DVD-R or DVD+R discs without any data transfer delays.

The xCopy-7+1™ Pro Duplicator is designed and manufactured with the latest technology. Its reliability and cost efficiency will exceed your requirements.

  • Fully stand-alone 1 DVD-ROM to a 7 DVD Recorder Duplication
  • Easy to use yet powerful duplication
  • 8MB cache buffer on-board to reach max. reliability
  • Fast 16X DVD-R/DVD+R duplication
  • Store dozens of disc images on built-in 160GB hard drive
  • Friendly user interface, easy operation by 20 x 2 LCD display
  • Support all DVD formats: DVD-ROM, Video, Audio, RAM, DL & More
  • Feature emulate-write and safe-write functions
  • Includes spare recorder drive to ensure full productivity if one drive is being serviced.

 

$1,499.00