DV Action PRO: Hercules’ new DV editing board provides professional-quality video results thanks to an efficient, easy-to-use controller

LA GACILLY, October 22, 2002 – Hercules is proud to unveil today the latest entry in its popular line of video editing products: DV Action PRO, the world’s first simple and affordable DV editing solution bundled with the renowned ShuttlePROTM controller.

“DV Action PRO brings together all of the necessary hardware and software tools for professional-quality digital video editing,” explains Cedric Faucheux, International Product Manager, Video Range at Hercules.

“Up until now, most people have not had access to a professional DV editing solution, as those available have proved far too expensive and complicated to use. With this kit, users can edit film shot on a DV or Digital 8 camcorder quickly and easily, and then burn the finished product onto DVD, Video-CD or S-VCD with a few clicks of the mouse. The ShuttlePROTM controller bundled with the board is extremely precise and comfortable to use, making the entire process more efficient and simple still.”

A complete, user-friendly solution, DV Action PRO includes the most powerful hardware and software on the market:

- The ShuttlePROTM controller provides frame-by-frame editing capabilities with a level of speed and precision never before possible. Its thirteen buttons and jog-and-shuttle wheel ensure unprecedented control over both editing software and the camcorder itself. Ergonomic and intuitively designed, the ShuttlePRO comes complete with presets for the DV Action PRO and can also be configured according to the user’s preferences.

- The DV Action-Firewire video capture card is equipped with 3 external DV ports for ultra-fast video capture from DV camcorders. A cable to connect the camcorder to the computer is also included.

The comprehensive software bundle includes:

- Ulead MediaStudio Pro 6.5 DVD SE. The leading software package, with 99 tracks for sophisticated video and sound editing! Complete with MPEG-2 codecs and MP3 support, Ulead MediaStudio Pro 6.5 DVD SE offers an unrivalled level of power and control, allowing users to add commentaries, musical effects, filters and touch-ups, all in real time.

- Adorage Magic Vol. 2 LE adds an additional 700 spectacular transitions and special effects for creating truly breathtaking videos. Widely endorsed by professionals, this software brings a touch of magic to any video project.

- Ulead DVD Plug-in. Once a film has been edited into its final form, this utility integrated into MediaStudio Pro enables the user to assemble and burn real DVDs in the blink of an eye. The Ulead DVD Plug-in can also be used to create Video-CDs and Super Video-CDs on blank CD-Rs. Now you can finally share your video creations with friends and family!

- Ulead Cool 3D 3.0 SE is the ideal application for creating incredible titles: scrolling, animated, flashing, 3D effects and more….

DV Action PRO will be available from October 2002 in chain stores and specialized shops at a suggested retail price of €199.99, taxes included.

About Hercules Technologies
Founded in 1982 in the U.S., Hercules developed the industry’s first high-resolution graphics board for personal computers. From its roots in establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Hercules was purchased by the Guillemot Corporation group, which develops and manufactures high-quality PC and console peripherals. Hercules offers a complete range of graphics, image and video editing products, including the DV Action DVD Edition and DV Action PRO.
Thanks to its extensive experience and advanced in-house technology development center, Hercules Technologies guarantees end users superior quality products compatible with all of the latest market standards, as well as all existing hardware and software.

For more information, please visit our website at www.hercules.com