ADS Tech Announces Instant VideoMPX for Capturing, Creating and Direct Recording

Instant VideoMPX for Capturing, Creating and Direct Recording of MPEG-1, WM9 and DivX Videos. USB 2.0 Hardware/Software Solution Creates Videos for Playback on Pocket PCs, Palm PDAs, Portable Media Players and Digital Media Receivers

CERRITOS, CA (August 5, 2004) - Building on the success of its industry leading USB 2.0 external audio/video capture devices, ADS Tech ( announced today Instant VideoMPX. The new device can be used with a Windows XP system and the bundled Ulead VideoStudio 8 Basic video editing software for capturing, creating and direct recording of videos in the MPEG -1, Windows Media 9 (WM9) and DivX video formats.

ADS Tech's new Instant VideoMPX allows pure, uncompressed video to flow over its high -speed USB 2.0 connection to ensure that video is transferred at the highest -quality. Video is then compressed into MPEG -1, DivX or Windows Media Video by the PC, based on the video compression engine selected.

With Instant VideoMPX, users can maximize the capacity of a low -cost 700MB CD -a key benefit for notebook users and consumers who have other portable video playback devices. When the MPEG -1 (VideoCD) format is selected, one hour of video can be recorded to a single CD. For even higher storage capacity, WM9 and DivX compression can be used to record two hours of video to a CD.

"Instant VideoMPX addresses the needs of consumers and business users who want to capture
video in a single format that will be portable and will play back on all of their devices," said Mike McCoy, ADS Tech President. "It gives them the power and flexibility to capture video that can be played back on Palm* and Pocket PC* PDAs, portable video players, DivX® Certified DVD players and digital media receivers such as the ADS Tech Media -Link. "With Instant VideoMPX, you can take your video with you!"

Instant VideoMPX includes Video Studio 8 Basic, an easy -to -use yet full -featured video capture and editing application. Simply by setting the capture options, users can record direct to the VCD, DivX or Windows Media 9 formats to create content that can be played back on their PC and then burned to a CD, saved to flash memory media or played in their portable video player. With the 3 -step movie wizard and the automatic editing and trimming features, even a novice can create entertaining videos.

The Multi -Trim feature in VideoStudio lets users quickly trim out all of the parts of the movie they don't want in one simple step, without complex editing. Then, after inserting the video clips and
background music in the Movie Wizard, they can set the style theme (vacation, sports, romance, etc.) and let the Wizard create the complete edited movie.

Consumers who want to customize their videos can use the powerful editing tools to add video filters, adjust audio levels, and add fades, wipes, effects, titles, voice narration and more.

In addition to its USB 2.0 connection, Instant VideoMPX includes RCA (composite) and S -Video (Y/C) video inputs and is equipped with a high -quality 9 -bit video digitizer and 4 -line comb filter. Audio input is provided by the RCA stereo (left and right) input. The device also includes support for the NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video formats for multi -national use.

Pricing, Availability
Instant VideoMPX is available from leading video dealers, e -tailers and distributors with an MSRP of US$99. A complete hardware/software solution, the USB 2.0 audio/video capture solution is compatible with Windows XP Home and Professional systems. The external device comes with an integrated 6 -ft. USB 2.0 cable, a 6 -ft. RCA audio/video connection cable and VideoStudio 8 SE Basic video editing software, as well as a user guide and an installation CD.

About ADS Technologies
ADS Technologies is a world leader in Universal Serial Bus and IEEE -1394/FireWire solutions. Since 1992, the company has introduced high -quality multimedia, networking and presentation products at consumer -friendly prices. The company's award -winning USB product line includes eleven complimentary peripherals and its USB Port for Desktops is the world's best -selling USB PCI host card. PYRO 1394DV, the first consumer -priced digital video editing solution on the PC market, has been widely adopted by owners of digital video camcorders for its ease -of -use for first time DV editors, its functionality and its low cost.

ADS Technologies' products are distributed by Ingram Micro in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADS Technologies' products are available in nearly 3,000 consumer electronic and computer retail stores and through OEM private label customers around the world who market ADS Technologies products under their own brand name. For more information, please visit our Web site at or contact phone: 800.888.5244. In Southern Europe, contact ADS Tech at tel: 33 01 43 90 19 25 or email Eric Kebani at

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*A compatible software video player is required for playback on portable devices.

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