The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-04-19T16:18:00Z Pinnacle Systems Showcases Tools That Allow Broadcasters to Build Strong Brands 2005-04-19T16:18:00Z pinnacle-systems-showcases-tools-that-allow-broadcasters-to-build-strong-brands Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLE), a leader in digital video solutions, is showcasing its new brand production solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) industry convention in Las Vegas. These multi-discipline solutions integrate Pinnacle broadcast graphics, editing and content delivery products to enable broadcasters to fully develop and deliver distinctive, highly competitive brands across their programming and promotions. As consumer entertainment choices multiply and television viewing habits change, the need for broadcasters to build strong, unique brands that connect with their audience is imperative, said Ajay Chopra, COO and co-founder of Pinnacle. Pinnacles brand production solutions speak directly to the need to sustain and develop the viewership that drives revenue. We are putting control of a broadcasters brand in the hands of the people best able to nurture its development, and then making it easy to drive and maintain that unique identity across the entire on-air presence. These are comprehensive technical solutions for bottom-line issues. At NAB Pinnacle is demonstrating enhancements throughout its product lineup that directly facilitate brand development. Highlights include Pinnacle DekoCast automated edge graphics systems, Pinnacle Deko real-time graphics systems, Pinnacle Liquid editing systems and Pinnacle MediaStream play-to-air servers. DekoCast pushes content delivery beyond video playback and network IDs, bringing branding and revenue generating promotional capabilities right to the broadcast edge. The DekoCast system injects dynamically generated graphics, video clips, music and sound elements into the playout stream for a wide range of sophisticated applications including in-program promotions and advertising, channel branding, credit sequences, and weather and other data-driven alerts. A new, easy-to-use scene creation tool makes designing DekoCast events simple enough for even non-technical staff such as brand-savvy marketing departments. Enhanced integration between DekoCast and MediaStream servers further simplifies the process of creating and scheduling DekoCast edge events. The content creation tools, production-friendly workflow, real-time visual capabilities and solid on-air reliability of Deko real-time graphics systems creates the on-air branding of top broadcasters worldwide. Now Deko software version 4.0 adds eye-catching, real-time automatic effect behaviors including magnify, repel, attract and neon-style flicker, adjustable 3D depth graphics rotation and many additional features. New DekoMOS software version 3.0 further improves the speed, accuracy and flexibility of the newsroom graphics process. In the editing suite, the Pinnacle Liquid editing family provides a broad range of creative options for defining brand while reducing time spent rendering. SmartRT technology leverages the power of a computers CPU and GPU to deliver thousands of advanced, resolution-independent real-time effects in HD and SD. Liquid imports Deko-created graphics and animations to assure brand consistency. Liquid editing systems also integrate with MediaStream play-to-air servers, exchanging and editing MPEG-2 IBP format video files directly to eliminate transcoding while simplifying promo creation and long-form content modification. Pinnacle now makes it easier to deliver branding in both HD and SD formats with graphics, editing and content delivery products that support both HD and SD content in a single system. Pinnacles broadcast brand production solutions will be on display during NAB 2005 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Pinnacles booth #SU6341 from April 18-21. About Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, at Work and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognised industry leader, the company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at (650) 526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com. 2005 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Pinnacle Systems, Pinnacle DekoCast, Deko, Pinnacle MediaStream, and Pinnacle Liquid are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pinnacle systems unveils showcenter 200, including high definition photo and video support 2005-04-07T15:39:00Z pinnacle-systems-unveils-showcenter-200-including-high-definition-photo-and-video-support Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 connects directly to a PC, or to a home network, and streams media files to any television or home entertainment system connected to the ShowCenter player. A complete solution that works with highspeed wired and wireless (802.11g) home networks, Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 includes the digital media adapter set-top box with a front panel USB port, a remote control, Ethernet and power cables, and easy-to-use media management tware. High Definition Video and Photo Support ShowCenter 200 includes support for high definition video and photo, significantly enhancing their quality on televisions with HD capabilities. In addition, users can now view HD video in a variety of formats including WMV, .AVI, and .MPEGs files and enjoy high quality photos taken with mega-pixel digital still cameras. Enjoy Online Video and Music Content With ShowCenter 200 it will be possible to enjoy music and video throughout the home by streaming content via integrated wireless support. It offers an easy-to-use TV interface that gives remote control access to video, photo, music and TV files stored on the PC. Music lovers can automatically import content through their RealRhapsody subscriptions, including over 770,000 songs and broadband users can listen Internet SHOUTcast radio on their home audio system. Powerful Media Management Unlike competing products, ShowCenter 200 includes powerful media management software, Pinnacle MediaManager, which allows users to manage all photo, video and music files with ease. ShowCenter 200 easily supports large media file collections and includes integrated CD and DVD burning for archiving collections or sharing playlists. Using Pinnacle MediaManager, consumers can create playlists, import and export content and browse auto playlists including Top Rated and Most Played. Easy Set-Up and Installation A new, improved installation wizard makes it simple to install ShowCenter 200 and connect it to the PC via a wired Ethernet connection. The only product within its category to offer watched folders, content can be imported from folders automatically, alerting the user when new media is found. With a simple TV interface and category organisation, the ShowCenter 200 provides intuitive navigation for selecting content with a remote control. Control Personal Video Recording on your PC Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 also allows consumers complete control of the PVR features via the PCTV tuner card that can be installed on the PC. Timeshifting allows users to view live television and pause, as well as to fast forward and replay programs. Integrated burning makes it easy to archive recorded content to CD and DVD. Pricing and Availability Pinnacle ShowCenter 200 carries a suggested retail price of US$299 and is expected to be available in April. About Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, at Work and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognised industry leader, the company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at www.pinnaclesys.com. 2005. Pinnacle Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Pinnacle Systems, Pinnacle ShowCenter, and Pinnacle MediaManager are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pinnacle Enhances Pinnacle Liquid Edition End-to-End HDV Workflow with version 6.1 2005-03-21T16:32:00Z pinnacle-enhances-pinnacle-liquid-edition-end-to-end-hdv-workflow-with-version-6-1 Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a leading provider of digital video solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Pinnacle Liquid Edition version 6.1, which offers expanded HDV capabilities that provide true end-to-end HDV workflow with the inclusion of comprehensive deck and device support for Sonys popular prosumer and professional lines of HDV cameras and decks. With Liquid Edition version 6.1, editors also gain a real-time full screen preview of their editing timeline for all formats, including HDV, directly on a computer monitor, allowing editors to preview their work on location, on vacation, or anytime they do not have a video monitor available. These new features, combined with Liquid Editions SmartRT true multi-stream native HDV editing, provide a robust end-to-end workflow solution for HDV production. The combination of Pinnacles Liquid Edition and Sony HDV products can offer video production professionals a powerful and cost-effective end-to-end HDV production solution, said Juan Martinez, Senior Product Manager, Acquisition Systems Broadcast and Professional Division, Sony. Users should be able to work within the native HDV format throughout their production process, from their first day of shooting, through editing and up until final distribution. For more information about Liquid Edition version 6.1, please visit www.pinnaclesys.com/liquidedition For more information about Pinnacle, please visit www.pinnaclesys.com About Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, at Work and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognized industry leader, the company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at www.pinnaclesys.com. 2005 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Pinnacle Systems and Pinnacle Liquid are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pinnacle Systems appoinys Phang & Naughton its press agency for Asia Pacific 2004-12-08T19:11:00Z pinnacle-systems-appoinys-phang-amp-naughton-its-press-agency-for-asia-pacific Pinnacle Systems, a leader in digital video solutions, today announces the appointment of Phang & Naughton Marketing Services Ltd (P&N) as its regional PR Agency in Asia Pacific Region. Under the agreement signed, P&N will assist Pinnacle Systems in the planning and execution of its Public Relations activities in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, India and Australia starting November 2004. "Pinnacle intends to embark on an aggressive PR campaign to maintain its position as the leader in digital video solutions for both home users and professionals and we are aiming to fulfill our objective with P&Ns expertise in each of the local markets, remarks Fabien Raveton, Marketing Director, Pinnacle Systems Asia. Our family of products provides video enthusiasts with powerful new tools that have easy-to-learn interfaces to create professional home videos, slide shows, documentaries and news reports. Jennifer Phang, Director of P&N will manage the account together with a team of consultants in the region in the strategy and execution of Pinnacles PR program in the region. P&N will work with its local offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia and with its affiliates in the region, namely Bird & Hill PR in Australia; Accessus PR Agency in Taiwan; and IPR in Indonesia to deliver the goals laid out in the PR Plan. About Phang & Naughton Phang & Naughton is a dedicated marketing agency that assists corporations with the planning and implementation of their marketing campaigns, including public relations, design and event management in Asia. The company was set up in 1995 in Hong Kong and has since expanded offices in Singapore, Malaysia and China, and developed a partner network in Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Korea and Australia. For more information, please visit www.phangnaughton.com About Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, in the Studio and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems' award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video and audio editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognized industry leader, the company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems Asia may be reached at (65) 6284 2336 or at www.pinnaclesys.com/Asia.