According to the press release, Plextor is enterig the booming video market with a hardware video compression solution. The legendary recordable drive manufacturer is extending it’s operations to a totally new field.
Plextor® Corp. has entered the digital video market with the announcement of ConvertX(TM), a hardware real-time digital video converter and editing device for Windows-based personal computers.
.. As the first product of its kind to support MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 encoding, ConvertX provides users with several options for long-term storage of video. For example, MPEG-1 could be used to record one hour of video on a VCD, while MPEG-2 could be used to record up to two hours of high-quality video on a single DVD. MPEG-4 could be utilized to create highly compressed video archives to save space on a hard disk drive. Users can now store 2 hours of high-quality video on a standard CD or 10 hours on a DVD.Biz.Yahoo.com