Product/Service

DVD transfer system

Source: Spruce Technologies Inc.

DVDTransfer allows users to easily convert videotape to DVD. Now dailies, video archives or home movies can be transferred to DVD as easily...
DVDTransfer allows users to easily convert videotape to DVD. Now dailies, video archives or home movies can be transferred to DVD as easily as dubbing a tape. No special authoring knowledge is required. For output, direct support of DVD-R is provided, along with DLT, disk image and compiled results to the hard disk.

DVDTransfer is a complete turnkey solution based on Spruce's own unique software and the outstanding MPX3000 encoder. Designed for easy integration into machine rooms and dubbing environments, the DVDTransfer hardware includes a rackmount PC and keyboard in a pullout tray. A DVD-R drive and analog input connection box are available as options.

Operation is literally one touch. You configure the settings as desired then press "Start". A progress bar displays along the bottom of the menu. Once the operation is completed, a dialog displays letting you know it is finished. Clicking it's "Done" button closes the DVDTransfer application.

Feature Summary
• Movie Start/Length
Automatic start or wild encode.
• Chapter Points
Sets rate at which chapter points are added.
• Loop To Start At End Of Movie
Enables making a looping or one-time play title.
• VTR Control Area
Provides basic VTR transport control functions and timecode display.
• Video Format
NTSC or PAL.
• Video Quality
Select from one of three settings (Basic, Medium, Best fit) to control the encoding quality. Best Fit automatically provides the highest quality that fits onto a DVD-R.
• Output Destination
DVD-R.
DLT.
Disc Image.
None (writes only Video_TS and Audio_TS directories).

Specifications:
• Video and Audio Inputs:
Digital Component SDI, SMPTE 259(1, BNC).
Digital AES/EBU (1, XLR).
Optional Digital/Analog Connect box for composite or component analog video, analog audio.
• VTR support:
422 control 9pin support via PC serial port.
• Image resolution:
Full D-1 720x480 NTSC, 720x526 PAL.
• Video Chroma Sampling Format:
4:2:0.
• Video and Audio Compression Standards
MPEG-2: ISO/IEC 13818-2.
AC-3 (Dolby Digital) 2-channel.
• User Supplied:
VGA color display 1800X600 or higher, video and audio monitors

Spruce Technologies Inc., 1054 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 200, San Jose, CA 95129-3553. Tel: 408-861-2200; Fax: 408-863-9701.