|Mac P2 Viewer For Panasonic AG-HVX200 Hand-Held DVCPRO HD Camcorder|
HD Log™ Streamlines Workflow From Acquisition to Editing
|LAS VEGAS, NV (April 23, 2006) Imagine Products, Inc. announced today the release and general availability of a new P2 Viewer application for the Apple® Macintosh® platform. HD Log™, a flexible logger and asset management tool, now works seamlessly with the native MXF format stored on P2 memory cards.
“HD Log is a valuable software link in the production process,” said Jan Crittenden, Product Business Line Manager, DVCPRO products, Panasonic Broadcast. “It works beautifully with the P2 technology of the AG-HVX200 hand-held DVCPRO HD camcorder and provides logging, viewing and organizing of original MXF video. With the HVX200 camera, Macintosh laptop and HD Log software, video acquisition and organization in the field has never been easier or more portable.”
HD Log references the original video source without QuickTime® file conversions. This technique gives immediate viewing and manipulation of video clips directly on the P2 cards, and speeds the transfer of only desirable selected clips to the editor or asset management system. HD Log allows users to save only the video they need, in a format that is readily available for most editing systems.
“With HD Log you leave the shoot with the clips you want already archived and logged with notes, ready to go straight to editing via Final Cut Pro®, Avid®, Adobe® or other systems,” says Dan Montgomery, president of Imagine Products. “You can also download the video to QuickTime for use in other applications such as Adobe AfterEffects™.”
HD Log has other features to help with production, including:
• The capability to catalog details and add notes at the point of acquisition,
• The ability to apply Imagine Product’s patented scene detection tool to sub-divide the video clips,
• Video output that can be fed to a large screen monitor for easier viewing in the field,
• The flexibility to create and print storyboards or concise tables of thumbnails or data,
• Complex and simple searching to helps users find clips fast,
• Seamless file sharing of log files amongst producers and editors, and
• Customizable data templates to suit specific needs.
This functionality will also available on the Microsoft® Windows™ platform in the near future.
Imagine Products, Inc. develops high value, innovative digital logging tools, time code management solutions, archiving systems and asset management software for video professionals.
Imagine Products corporate headquarters is located at 1052 Summit Dr., Carmel, Indiana 46032, USA. The company can be reached by phone at (317)-843-0706, by fax at (317)-843-0807, or on the web at http://www.imagineproducts.com
HD Log™ is a trademark of Imagine Products, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.