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NEW PLUG IN FROM ULEAD SYSTEMS PROVIDES NATIVE MPEG-2 SUPPORT FOR JVCS REVOLUTIONARY JY-HD10U HD CAMERA

Ulead HD Plug-In Expands MediaStudio Pro 7s Editing Capabilities to HDV

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 19, 2004) – JVCPROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced that Ulead Systems, Inc. is one of the first of a growing list of companies to create high definition (HD) editing software that support JVC’s revolutionary JY-HD10U handheld HD camera, and the JVC mission of delivering affordable HD products to the market. With the addition of the Ulead HD Plug-in, Ulead has enhanced its MediaStudio Pro 7 professional video editing and DVD authoring software with support for the high definition video (HDV) format , providing JY-HD10U users a full-featured all-in-one HD editing solution that is the first to natively capture, edit, and output MPEG-based HD content, and at a fraction of the cost of non-native solutions.  

A leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring software, Ulead Systems, Inc. is the first digital media software developer to join the HD revolution with native MPEG-2 support for the JY-HD10U camera. J YHD10 users can use the MediaStudio Pro 7 HD Plug-in to natively capture, edit, and output high-resolution HDV content within MediaStudio Pro 7, without requiring additional tools or interfaces. The MediaStudio Pro 7 HD Plug-in automatically detects the JY-HD10U, loads the proper device settings and converts the ‘Transport Stream’ video coming from the camcorder to ‘Program Stream’ specification for editing. The plug-in gives users access to the advanced features in MediaStudio Pro 7, including device control and capture, professional multi-track editing, and output to tape or disc.

Leveraging Ulead’s leading competency in real-time MPEG editing, MediaStudio Pro is an excellent first candidate to seamlessly handle HDV content. Users will get the same convenient editing experience as they do with DV media in MediaStudio Pro’s flexible workflow and broad toolset, but with the higher resolution and fidelity of HD video.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with JVC to make higher resolution quality video a seamless and affordable reality for videographers,” said Way-Zen Chen, Chairman of Ulead Systems. “With our experience in advanced MPEG-2 editing, we were able to complement JVC’s launch of the first HDV cameras in the market with the first HD solution to natively edit MPEG-based HD content.”

In line with JVC’s message and mission to deliver Affordable HD products, the Ulead HD Plug-in is reasonably priced at $299.00 and is available for purchase at www.ulead.com.

ABOUT ULEAD SYSTEMS, INC.
Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and DVD authoring software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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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