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The New iPOD  -  Mobile Media Companion
Witness the evolution of the revolution. First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more. Again. In lighter, thinner 30GB and 60GB models starting at $299, the new iPod is music to your eyes.

Time for the world’s best music player to take the stage for another encore. In 30GB and 60GB models that hold up to 15,000 songs, full-color album art and up to 25,000 photos, the new iPod makes the most of your music and more. Yeah, you’ve heard that tune before. Only now, you can watch it, too. With support for up to 150 hours of video and a 2.5-inch color display, the new iPod lets you take music videos and TV shows on the road.

The new iPod boasts up to 20 hours of battery life, five hours more than before. Plus, you get a bigger display and one more iPod color — sleek black. But here’s the kicker: At under half an inch thin, the new 30GB iPod takes up about 45 percent less room than the original iPod. Even the new 60GB model is 10 percent thinner than the fourth-generation 20GB iPod. More features in less space? Sounds like iPod.

Now you can put all your music in your pocket and still have room for, well, practically everything else. Catch up on your reading with audiobooks. Browse your memories with photo slideshows, complete with music. Watch video podcasts, music videos and your favorite TV shows. Consult your calendar or look up an email address. Even check the time in another city or time your fastest lap. The new iPod keeps it all close at hand.

The Apple Click Wheel gives you access to your entire music, photo and video library — from one thumb. Control volume and browse using the touch-sensitive surface. Play. Pause. Rewind and fast-forward. Rate your favorites. Create playlists on the go. Launch photo slideshows. The Click Wheel puts everything at your fingertips, so you can keep your eyes and ears on the music.

Playing your iPod is only half the fun. Try filling it with downloads from the iTunes Music Store. Choose from over 2 million songs, 25,000 podcasts, 2,000 music videos or your favorite ABC and Disney television shows, download them to your Mac or PC and sync them to your iPod. Add an optional audio cable to play music from the iPod to your home stereo or use an optional S-video cable with iPod to play VJ on your TV. You can perform the same big-screen feat with iPod photo slideshows. Oh, and you can do it all from across the room using the optional Universal dock and handy new Apple remote.


$299.00 30GB Black or White
$399.00 60GB Black or White

Bravo II DVD Disc Publisher by Primera
The World's Best-Selling Automated CD / DVD Duplicator

Bravo II is Primera's newest and most advanced "all-in-one" disc publishing system. It combines fast, automated robotic CD/DVD duplication along with full-color, 4800 dpi direct-to-disc printing - all in one compact, desktop unit.

Bravo II is ideal for producing either one at a time, unique discs or jobs of up to 50 discs at a time. Models include both Windows-based PC and Mac duplication software.

Burn and Print - Automatically!
Bravo II is the easiest to use and most advanced CD/DVD publishing system ever. With its built-in burn and print capabilities, it produces up to 50 discs at a time. Best of all, the entire process is automatic. Simply specify the files you wish to burn and print, select how many discs you'd like, and press "Go!" from your Windows PC or Mac.

Integrated 4800 DPI Printing
Bravo II incorporates stunning, full-color printing at up to 4800 dpi - the best in the industry. You'll be able to produce discs that look as professional as any you've ever seen using high-resolution text, graphics and even photos. Printing times are fast. It took just 54 seconds to print the disc shown here at 600 x 600 dpi resolution.

Many Choices of Media
Bravo II produces not only standard 120mm discs, but also several of the popular business card shaped and mini CD/DVD formats. An optional media adapter kit is required.

Large Disc Capacity
Bravo II can burn and print up to 50 discs per job with the included Kiosk Mode Kit. In kiosk mode, finished discs are dispensed out the center of the machine. Kiosk Mode Kit is mailed after product registration.

The Price/Performance Leader
Primera manufactures more automated disc publishing and duplication systems than any other company in the world. So, no matter what you need to duplicate - audio, video, music, software, photos, images, presentations and more - you can feel confident with the Bravo II's performance and reliability. Best of all, Bravo II delivers truly professional results at an affordable price!



Blackmagic Multibridge Studio & Multibridge Extreme

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 Extreme and Multibridge Studio 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 Extreme and Multibridge Studio 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 Extreme and Multibridge Studio 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 Extreme™ 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 Extreme features DVI-D dual link LCD monitor connection combined with unbalanced stereo audio output - great for low cost in-suite monitoring. 

Multibridge Studio™ includes all the great features of Multibridge Extreme in an enhanced 2 rack unit size. Multibridge Studio 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 Studio includes a programmable reference sync generator with 4 outputs.

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$2,595.00 Multibridge Extreme™
Multibridge Studio™