Focus Enhancements Adds Native QuickTime HDV Support

Focus Enhancements Inc. has made available its new Version 2.0 software, which adds native QuickTime HDV support to its Direct To Edit (DTE) FS-4Pro HD, FS-C and DR-HD100 recorders.

Sony, Canon and JVC camcorder owners can now record 1080i 50/60 or 720p/30 video directly to their FS-4Pro HD, FS-C and DR-HD100 in native QuickTime. The file can be imported directly into Apple Final Cut Pro and used immediately in the timeline--no longer requiring capturing and converting footage first. FS extracts and decodes the audio from the incoming HDV stream, combines it with the video stream, and wraps audio and video as a QuickTime file.

The FS-4Pro HD and DR-HD100 offer a 40 GB or 80 GB internal disk drive, while the FS-C offers a 60 GB or 100 GB disk drive option. These versions feature separate 6-pin FireWire connectors for interfacing with camcorders and computers for editing or file transfer, a backlit status LCD display, and a comprehensive set of control buttons including a navigation pad.

"The FS DTE Technology is the only disk recording solution that allows Final Cut users to record natively in the QuickTime format during acquisition in standard or high definition," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "With the addition of QuickTime HDV support, Focus Enhancements' exclusive DTE Technology continues its position as the industry's leading direct-to-disk acquisition solution."

The upgrade will be available for purchase in disc format on the Focus Enhancements Web site for $39.