Pinnacle Systems Receives $2.4M Order From Televisa for Turnkey Networked News Editing System

Mexican Broadcast Giant Transforms Its Channel 4 News Operation



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PCLE) today announced that it has commenced
 shipping a $2.4 million order for VorteXNews(TM) integrated production system,
 FX Deko character generators and DVEXtreme real-time digital special effects
 systems to Televisa, one of the largest Spanish-speaking networks in the
 world. Televisa also plans to use the Pinnacle Systems' Media Archive
 Retrieval System (MARS) proxy system with 25 stations tied into the network.
 Pinnacle Systems will also provide complete system installation and training.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     VorteXNews combines broadcast, computer and networking technology to
 streamline the entire news production process with integrated tools for
 capturing, editing, browsing, playing to air and archiving.
     The VorteXNews console closely resembles industry-based linear editing
 machines, offering users at Televisa the familiarity of broadcast equipment
 and the speed and flexibility of computer-based systems.
     The Channel 4 news production facility also subscribes to ENPS, the
 Electronic News Production System from the Associated Press. ENPS integrates
 easily into the VorteXNews environment, expanding its flexibility and
 providing up-to-the-minute worldwide news material, scripting tools and
 archiving.
     VorteXNews allows Televisa's Channel 4 users to edit material while it is
 being captured to storage. This allows production personnel to incorporate
 late-breaking news directly into packages. With support for up to
 100 workstations, VorteXNews is a reliable, centralized news infrastructure
 for producing and distributing news stories and b-roll footage.
     "In a city of over 20 million people, delivering the news is a competitive
 business," said Bob Wilson, President of Pinnacle Systems Broadcast Solutions
 Group. "The VorteXNews production system will revolutionize the way Channel 4
 produces its news broadcasts in Mexico City."
     DVEXtreme features 10-bit 4:2:2 video processing, advanced filtering
 techniques, an internal still store, Painterly and Particle effects. FXDeko
 allows Televisa personnel to create 2D characters and logos with stunning
 effects. FXDeko's "Effect-to-Fill" lets and change graphic content without the
 need to rebuild the effect, freeing up DVEXtreme to perform other tasks.
 Combined with VorteXNews, DVEXtreme and FXDeko will enable Televisa to create
 one-of-a-kind news stories quickly and easily.
     VorteXNews is a highly scalable solution that Televisa can easily expand
 using off the shelf CPUs, drive arrays, networking technologies and other
 components. VorteXNews is one of several networked news solutions offered by
 Pinnacle Systems to meet the changing needs of broadcast operations.
 
     About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, desktop, and consumer products provide
 broadcasters, video professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video
 tools to capture, create, store, distribute and view digital video and
 associated data easier and more affordably than ever before. Pinnacle Systems
 may be reached at 650-526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only, with no
 intent to infringe on copyrights. All original content is copyright (C)
 2000-2001, Pinnacle Systems.
 
 

SOURCE Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PCLE) today announced that it has commenced
 shipping a $2.4 million order for VorteXNews(TM) integrated production system,
 FX Deko character generators and DVEXtreme real-time digital special effects
 systems to Televisa, one of the largest Spanish-speaking networks in the
 world. Televisa also plans to use the Pinnacle Systems' Media Archive
 Retrieval System (MARS) proxy system with 25 stations tied into the network.
 Pinnacle Systems will also provide complete system installation and training.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     VorteXNews combines broadcast, computer and networking technology to
 streamline the entire news production process with integrated tools for
 capturing, editing, browsing, playing to air and archiving.
     The VorteXNews console closely resembles industry-based linear editing
 machines, offering users at Televisa the familiarity of broadcast equipment
 and the speed and flexibility of computer-based systems.
     The Channel 4 news production facility also subscribes to ENPS, the
 Electronic News Production System from the Associated Press. ENPS integrates
 easily into the VorteXNews environment, expanding its flexibility and
 providing up-to-the-minute worldwide news material, scripting tools and
 archiving.
     VorteXNews allows Televisa's Channel 4 users to edit material while it is
 being captured to storage. This allows production personnel to incorporate
 late-breaking news directly into packages. With support for up to
 100 workstations, VorteXNews is a reliable, centralized news infrastructure
 for producing and distributing news stories and b-roll footage.
     "In a city of over 20 million people, delivering the news is a competitive
 business," said Bob Wilson, President of Pinnacle Systems Broadcast Solutions
 Group. "The VorteXNews production system will revolutionize the way Channel 4
 produces its news broadcasts in Mexico City."
     DVEXtreme features 10-bit 4:2:2 video processing, advanced filtering
 techniques, an internal still store, Painterly and Particle effects. FXDeko
 allows Televisa personnel to create 2D characters and logos with stunning
 effects. FXDeko's "Effect-to-Fill" lets and change graphic content without the
 need to rebuild the effect, freeing up DVEXtreme to perform other tasks.
 Combined with VorteXNews, DVEXtreme and FXDeko will enable Televisa to create
 one-of-a-kind news stories quickly and easily.
     VorteXNews is a highly scalable solution that Televisa can easily expand
 using off the shelf CPUs, drive arrays, networking technologies and other
 components. VorteXNews is one of several networked news solutions offered by
 Pinnacle Systems to meet the changing needs of broadcast operations.
 
     About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, desktop, and consumer products provide
 broadcasters, video professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video
 tools to capture, create, store, distribute and view digital video and
 associated data easier and more affordably than ever before. Pinnacle Systems
 may be reached at 650-526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only, with no
 intent to infringe on copyrights. All original content is copyright (C)
 2000-2001, Pinnacle Systems.
 
 SOURCE  Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

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