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 HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. introduces several new video overlay and video capture card products in its popular Win/TV(TM) product family. These products will debut at Fall Comdex (booth A256, South Annex) and ship during the first quarter of 1994. The highest price (msrp) new Win/TV card will be $1,295; the lowest price will be under $500.
 New Win/TV Studio is a high-end, high-resolution card for production- quality applications, capable of video captures at 60 frames per second. Win/TV Pro is a high-quality video capture card complete with Motion JPEG compression and a suite of relevant software. Win/TV Star is an economical video capture card with a Motion JPEG module. Win/TV HighQ is an application-specific video capture and playback card intended for information kiosks. Win/TV Theater is a high-end desktop editing product.
 These new products introduce an arsenal of new features, including Motion JPEG compression, resolution to 1280x 1024 pixels, S-Video inputs and 4:2:2 color operation. All Win/TV video capture cards (except the Win/TV HighQ) feature built-in cable-ready 122-channel TV tuners with stereo audio.
 Motion JPEG compression (standard on the Studio, Pro and Star) is based on the C-Cube CL550 chip. It supports full-motion capture of broadcast-quality video images to hard disk for nonlinear editing, and is identical to processes used in the creation of television programming and commercials.
 These new Win/TV boards capture still video images in 4:2:2 color format, for twice as much color information per picture as the 4:1:1 format of most video capture cards. (There is color information for each quartet of pixels in 4:1:1 format, but per pair of pixels with 4:2:2). This eliminates the moire patterns and other artifacts that are so common on lower-quality captured video images.
 Win/TV shows standard (TV) video inside a moveable, resizeable VGA display window in the Windows graphical environment; versions are also available for DOS and for OS/2.
 Win/TV intercepts the connection between a computer's VGA card and its monitor, and inserts its video image there, in its designated window position, with full real-time motion. This pass-through connection eliminates a problem common to other approaches to television displays on computers; those other systems fall victim to limited computer system bus and memory speeds, which are too slow to display full-motion images in real time.
 The Win/TV card communicates with its companion software to determine the size and position of the on-screen window, and whether the image that will occupy it should be the full screen video or a zoomed-in image of a selected area.
 For applications involving multiple video inputs, six Win/TV cards can coexist in a system.
 Minimum requirements include Windows 3.0, a VGA adapter and monitor, and an available ISA 16-bit slot.
 These new models are the third generation of products in the Win/TV family, which Hauppauge introduced at PC Expo in New York in early 1991. They have made several major software and hardware revisions since, adding features and improving the performance of video clip captures. Win/TV products are currently available in more than 30 countries and in nine languages.
 For further information contact Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., 91 Cabot Court, Hauppauge, NY 11788; 516-434-1600, fax 516-434-3198.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Win/TV(TM) is a trademark of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc.
 Black & white or color photography is available from Hauppauge on request.
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 /CONTACT: Martin Winston of Newstips, 216-338-8400, or, by fax, 216-338-3480, for Hauppauge Computer Works/

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