New Aspect HD for Adobe Premiere Pro and Connect HD Offer Real-Time, High-Performance Editing Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 19, 2004) – JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced that CineForm continues its innovation in high-definition editing products, and continues to introduce new HD editing solutions in support of JVC’s revolutionary JY-HD10U handheld HD camera. At NAB 2003, JVC and CineForm showed the first affordable HD solutions. This year CineForm reinforces their commitment by demonstrating two different HD editing products that serve the multiple needs of media professionals working in the important HDV format and who demand real-time performance.

CineForm recently released Aspect HD™ version 2.2, its most significant upgrade to its award-winning editing tool. Aspect HD now includes the leading content creation applications Adobe Premiere® Pro, Encore®, and Audition®, creating a comprehensive digital media bundle. CineForm’s Aspect HD has a software-based pipeline that extends the video engine within Premiere Pro to deliver real-time editing of HD content on today’s fast PCs. Aspect HD version 2.2 also offers faster encoder speed which improves efficiencies in the capture process, plus adds full capture and editing support for the JY-HD10U’s 480p60 mode. HD content is captured directly from the JY-HD10U , edited in real time, and output in a variety of high definition and standard definition (SD) formats.

Expanding their suite of HD production solutions, CineForm released the Connect HD ™ high-performance HD accelerator for Windows-based video-editing applications. The first video editing application to be bundled with Connect HD is Sony Media Software’s Vegas ®, the combination of which forms a comprehensive solution for editing HD video. Connect HD lets users capture content directly from the JY-HD10U camera and edit in full HD resolution. Connect HD uses the identical AVI file format as Aspect HD, ensuring its compatibility with other Windows AVI applications such as Adobe After Effects and Windows Media Player.

“The award-winning technology behind Aspect HD and Connect HD is absolutely break-through,” said David Taylor, CineForm's CEO. “With CineForm’s unique technology, HD is no longer limited to high-budget operations. The market for HD just got blown wide open.”

Aspect HD for Adobe Premiere Pro is available directly from CineForm and from select video specialty resellers for an MSRP of $1,199.00, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore and Audition bundle. Connect HD is available from CineForm and select resellers in two versions: Connect HD stand alone for the suggested retail price of $499.00 or as a bundle that includes Vegas software from Sony Media Software for $799.00. 

JVC users can affordably employ either of CineForm’s Aspect HD or Connect HD high-performance editing solutions for their HD post-production applications.

CineForm, Inc., located in Carlsbad, California, pioneers software technologies and products used by media professionals to optimize performance and creativity. CineForm's breakthrough products provide a comprehensive online editing workflow and an applications-compatible post-production environment for high-resolution video content. For more information, contact CineForm at 760-804-5905, or visit the CineForm web site at


JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Deirdre Breakenridge or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, or visit JVC’s Web site at .