Pioneer And Core Digital Demonstrate Innovative DVD Storage, Editing And Retrieval Solutions For Professional Video Applications At NAB2002

DVD-R and Mass Store Technology Simplify And Automate Video Asset Management

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Business Solutions Division, the leader in recordable DVD technology, and Core Digital Technologies, the digital mobile production and asset management experts, will be demonstrating DVD-based storage, retrieval, playback and logging solutions for the professional video industry at NAB2002.

As a cost-efficient and simplified alternative to traditional tape-based video storage, the solutions combine Pioneer's DVD-Recordable drive and jukebox technology with Core Digital's Mass-Store software system, allowing broadcasters to streamline the MPEG encoding process, as well as digitally create, log, store, edit, index, search and distribute video assets from hours of coverage with unprecedented speed and simplicity.

"DVD-R is the storage media standard in the professional video environment because of the playback compatibility and storage efficiency it brings to the table," said Andy Parsons, senior vice president of industrial video/mass storage sales and marketing for the Business Solutions Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. "The combination of genuine DVD-R technology by Pioneer and Core Digital's Mass-Store software offers an ideal solution for transitioning video content management to DVD."

The product demonstration illustrates how the solution encodes live or pre-recorded material to DVD-R and is stored in Pioneer's DRM-7000 FlexLibrary. Using Core Digital's Mass-Store software, video and data are conveniently retrieved for playback and manipulation using Core's simplified ClipDeck digital player. This combination offers users immediate access to video assets for viewing, editing or on-air playback. The digital player was designed to offer the familiar look and feel of a traditional video tape deck. Interfaced with Pioneer DRM-7000 libraries, thousands of hours of video can be searched and instantly accessed without the need to insert and eject multiple videotapes.

"Our innovative approach to video asset management offers broadcasters a unique and cost-effective solution and first-of-its kind editing freedom," said Jim Harrington, chief operating officer of Core Digital Technologies. "The Core Digital team has been able to successfully integrate this solution for CBS Sports during coverage of the 2001 U.S. Open Tennis Championships and within the CBS Sports archives in New York."

Visitors to the NAB show can visit the Pioneer booth in the Sands Expo and Convention Center at space #S3320. Core Digital will also demonstrate its line of MPEG-1 logging and search engine products designed specifically for the broadcast industry, located at booth #S3924.

Core Digital Technologies

Core Digital Technologies' three primary businesses include mobile production, digital asset management and EyeVision (a partnership with CBS Sports and Princeton Video Imaging). The Mobile Production Division's principal service consists of providing the equipment and personnel necessary to produce a television broadcast signal to customers, who then transmit that signal for live or tape-delayed broadcast. Core provides mobile production services to television stations as well as national and international cable and broadcast networks. Core's Asset Management Division's role is to provide a complete, cost effective solution to digitally create, log, store, index, search and distribute valuable video and audio assets. The EyeVision technology is a breakthrough replay effect that debuted during last year's Super Bowl and has since been utilized on the NHL Stanley Cup Championship and the recent NCAA Final Four. It is based on a large number of cameras, all focused on the same subject. Switching from camera to camera makes the subject appear to rotate.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Business Solutions Division, Mass Storage Group

Pioneer's Mass Storage Group is a leading supplier of DVD-Recordable drives, as well as automated DVD library systems and M-O and WORM multifunctional optical drives and media. The Business Solutions Division provides professional business-to-business products across a wide range of markets including cable television, professional video/audio, educational, medical, legal and banking.