FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAIN CONCEPT EXTENDS REACH OF JVCíS REVOLUTIONARY JY-HD10U HD CAMERA WITH MPEG PRO

Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro Allows Native Editing of MPEG-2 Files

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 19, 2004) – JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced that MainConcept has joined the growing list of companies creating products that support JVC’s revolutionary JY-HD10U camera, the world’s first professional hand-held camcorder with full high definition (HD) recording capabilities. MainConcept has developed and released the MPEG Pro plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro giving users the ability to easily transfer MPEG video content onto a computer, edit it and export in a variety of formats.

 A company renowned for developing extremely high quality codecs, MainConcept’s MPEG Pro plug-in adds native MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 editing to Adobe Premiere Pro. The optional HD version adds native high definition video (HDV) editing, including the ability to capture directly from JVC’s JY-HD10U camcorder into Premiere Pro. The material can be edited without the need to transcode it to another format. Smart rendering and requantizing reduce the wasted time and quality loss of unnecessary rendering.

“JVC has brought affordable HD technology to the masses,” said Markus Moenig, founder and CEO of MainConcept. “We are proud to add support for JVC’s revolutionary JY-HD10U camcorder to Adobe Premiere Pro with our plug-in.”

The MPEG Pro HD plug-in is available for online purchasing and immediate downloading at http://www.mainconcept.com/mpeg_pro.shtml. A free demo version is available.

ABOUT MAINCONCEPT
MainConcept is a worldwide leader in codecs and video editing technologies for personal computers, set-top boxes and other devices. The company’s Motion JPEG, DV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 codecs are used in products from many leading companies. MainConcept offers SDKs that make it easy for companies to implement codecs and other multimedia features with minimal research and development. The company also has a line of innovative end-user video editing and compositing software, which is also available for OEM bundling. MainConcept AG is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, where it was founded and has operated for more than 10 years. The U.S. subsidiary, MainConcept LLC, was established in 2001 in Beachwood, Ohio.

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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