FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AFFORDABLE EDITING TOOL FOR JVCíS REVOLUTIONARY JY-HD10U HD CAMERA DESIGNED FOR SMALL-BUDGET FILMMAKERS

MAC-based Editing Software from Lumière Media, LLC Makes HD Editing an Affordable Reality

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 19, 2004) – JVCPROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced that Point Pleasant, NJ-based Lumière Media, LLC has joined the growing list of companies creating products that support JVC’s revolutionary JY-HD10U handheld high definition (HD) camera, and the JVC mission of delivering affordable HD products to the market. The Lumière editing software, named Lumière HD, provides a simple, feature-rich high definition video (HDV) editing tool intended for the small-budget filmmaker and video editor to affordably edit content shot with the JY-HD10U with Apple’s Final Cut Pro digital video editing software and distribute in any format they need.

Designed to run on basic MAC hardware, Lumière HD follows an online/offline paradigm empowering users to perform real-time editing on Final Cut Pro without rendering the timeline. Lumière HD captures data from the JY-HD10U camera, as well as all other JVC HDV and D-VHS products, and converts it to Final Cut Pro MPEG-2 friendly files from which standard definition (SD) or low-resolution proxies are created for offline editing. Once the editing is complete, Lumière HD auto conforms the original HD content to create an HD edit master.

This low-cost option lets users with only small system capabilities create high-quality HD programming, which they can distribute in multiple formats without loss of quality. The versatile program lets users create progressive DVDs, HD files for distribution on videotape or SD files all directly from the same original HDV footage.

“Lumiere HD, together with JVC’s revolutionary HDV products and Apple’s industry-leading Final Cut Pro, gives DV editors the ability to migrate to HD with a minimum investment,” said Frederic Haubrich, president of Lumière Media, LLC. “It was developed for editors by editors, with three guiding principles in mind: affordability, time-saving, and high quality. At $179, Lumière HD streamlines the HDV editing workflow and preserves the quality of HDV footage throughout.”

Lumière HD is priced at $179.00 and will be generally available beginning April 19th, 2004.

ABOUT LUMIÈRE MEDIA, LLC

Lumière Media, LLC, located in Point Pleasant, NJ, is a high definition production company. For more information about Lumière HD, please visit http://www.lumierehd.com or contact the company directly at (800) 385-0545 or info@lumierehd.com.

 

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

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 http://www.jvc.com/pro .

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