FOCUS Enhancements' FireStore FS-4 HD Named Among the Best of 2005 by EventDV Magazine

FS-4 HDEventDV Magazine Recognizes FireStore FS-4 HD Direct to Edit Recorder as Top Choice for DV & HDV Camcorder Owners CAMPBELL, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 19, 2005 -- FOCUS Enhancements Inc. (NasdaqSC:FCSE - News), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced that editors and columnists of EventDV magazine have named the FireStore FS-4 HD Direct To Edit ® (DTE) disk recorders in its "Best of 2005" cover story. The FireStore FS-4 also received an Editor's and Reader's Choice award in April at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, as part of the magazine's first annual awards issue. "2005 has been a tremendous year for FireStore products as they earned accolades from videographers worldwide," said Matt McEwen product manager for FOCUS Enhancements. "EventDV magazine is immensely valued among event videographers and FireStore's recognition in this important issue is a significant milestone for us. We expect High Definition Video (HDV) acquisition to skyrocket in 2006 and videographers will need innovative solutions, such as the FS-4 HD, to get them from the event, to editing, to distribution as quickly and efficiently as possible." "FOCUS Enhancements' FireStore FS-4 featuring Direct To Edit technology is a compact, cost-effective, and time-efficient, tapeless storage wonder, making it one of the standout products of this year or any year in event video production," said Stephen F. Nathans, editor for EventDV Magazine. "Winning two awards in one year is a tremendous feat. By adding HDV support and combining it with the company's unique DTE technology, FOCUS Enhancements' FS-4 HD offers a truly compelling tapeless acquisition solution for all users of hand-held HDV and DV camcorders." The FS-4 HD line delivers HD and DV acquisition solutions from the field to the editing room, enabling videographers to record HDV or DV streams directly to disk via FireWire from leading HDV-based camcorders and decks from Sony, JVC and Canon. FireStore then connects directly to Mac/Windows-based editing systems, allowing video professionals to edit content directly from the FS-4 HD. Users can choose from the most popular DV25 NLE file formats including standard definition Avid OMF, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI and more, as well as high definition 720p or 1080i MPEG2 transport streams (.m2t). The FS-4 HD offers a 40GB (3 hour) internal disk drive, while the FS-4Pro HD features a 40GB or 80GB (6 hour) internal disk drive. Both versions feature separate 6-pin FireWire connectors for interfacing with camcorders and with computers for editing or file transfer, a backlit status LCD display, and a comprehensive set of control buttons including a navigation pad. Click here for great deasl on FireStore FS-4, FS-4HD & FS-4 Pro

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