Pinnacle Systems Announces New Hardware-based Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac

Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc. announced Pinnacle
Video Capture for Mac, an affordably-priced USB 2.0 device that makes it easy
to capture video in an iPod-native format from any analog source, be it
camcorder, set-top box, game console or VCR. With Pinnacle Video Capture for
Mac, users can transfer home videos, record TV shows or movies and even record
their gameplay from a game console and automatically add the content to iTunes to
enjoy it on their Mac, iPod, iPhone, or even Apple TV.

A complete
hardware/software solution, Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac plugs-in to a Mac’s
USB 2.0 or 1.1 port, enabling high-quality video streaming directly to the
system. The device supports multiple inputs including S-Video, Composite video
and stereo audio analog inputs. To maximize quality and efficiency, Pinnacle
Video Capture for Mac features hardware video encoding and onboard compression,
freeing the Mac’s processor to perform other tasks. With MPEG-4 compression,
users can store approximately three times more video than MPEG-2 in the same
amount of hard disk space without losing quality.

With these
capabilities, Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac will appeal to the growing number
of Mac users who want a convenient, cost-effective way to expand their iTunes
video library. For the most recent quarter, which ended June 30, 2007, Apple
reported that it shipped more than 1.7 million Macs, a 33-percent rise over
shipments in the third quarter of 2006 and 2.5 times the industry-wide growth
rate published by market-research firm IDC. The iPod, in widespread use by more
than 100 million consumers around the globe, has also recently become accepted
as a business device. Major corporations, educational institutions and even
government agencies have turned to the iPod as a delivery mechanism for
communication and training, making Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac the perfect
companion to the iPod for Mac-based enterprises who want to expand their video

and Availability

for Mac OS X 10.4 (or later) systems, Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac will be
available in mid-October 2007 from e-tail and retail stores worldwide and
through the Pinnacle Systems website ( The complete
hardware/software solution, which includes the Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac
USB device with onboard MPEG-4 compression and Pinnacle Video Capture software,
has a US MSRP of $99.99.

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