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ViewCast Introduces First Streaming Capture Card Combining Analog and Digital Video Capture for Under $500

DALLAS– ViewCast Corporation, a leading global provider ofhigh-quality video communications for businesses and media enterprises,has announced the launch of Osprey-300, establishing an introductioninto the nonlinear editing market. The Osprey-300 combines the qualityand superiority of the industry-leading Osprey Video streaming capturecards with the features of a standard IEEE 1394b card, creating aquality digital video (DV) capture card with full device controlcapability. The Osprey-300 is also the first ViewCast capture card tobe certified for Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe’s award-winning nonlinearediting software.

“The Osprey-300 is a price/performance breakthrough,” said GeorgePlatt, president and CEO of ViewCast. “We’re essentially delivering twocards for the price of one and then offering them bundled with theindustry’s leading creative software, all at an extremely attractiveprice. Additionally, it enables media production teams to optimizestreaming time in the post-production process, make more efficient useof editing equipment, and ensure the high integrity of the originalimages.”

Building upon the video streaming capabilities and high-performancefeatures of the Osprey-230, the Osprey-300 adds OHCI compliancy (IEEE1394) for video capture. The Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI)compliant IEEE 1394 standard allows users to transfer DV material intoan editing system in its native DV format while maintaining originalsource quality and optimizing the workflow for post-production houses.The PCI-X bus interface provides compatibility with the latest PCtechnologies, delivering high-performance, high-bandwidth datatransfers.

In addition to the launching Osprey-300 and its certification forAdobe Premiere Pro, ViewCast is in the process of being certified forthe future release version of Premiere Pro 1.5, which was announced atNAB2004. Together, the Osprey-300 and Adobe Premiere Pro deliverhigh-performance capture and device control for real-time editing.

“With the certification of the latest Osprey-300 video card, AdobePremiere Pro users have access to a strong, affordable option forediting and streaming capture of desktop digital video,” said Ron D.Nydam, senior product manager for Adobe Premiere.

To learn more about the full range of Osprey video streaming capturecards and other hardware and software solutions from ViewCast, visit www.viewcast.com.

About ViewCast
ViewCast develops video and audio communications products fordelivering content dynamically via a variety of network types andprotocols. These products include Osprey Video capture cards, Niagaravideo encoders/servers and ViewCast IVN enterprise software andsystems. The company’s products address the video capture, processingand delivery requirements for a broad range of applications andmarkets. ViewCast also provides professional IT services focused onmerged data and video networks through its wholly owned subsidiaryDelta Computec Inc.

Visit the company’s Web site (www.viewcast.com) for moreinformation.

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