Issue: Editing - Aug 29, 2003


CAMPBELL, CA - Focus Enhancements' ( FireStore DR-DV5000 disk recording module is now available through JVC's worldwide distribution channel. The DR-DV5000 is designed specifically for JVC's professional line of DV camcorders and allows users to record directly to a compact hard drive, which can then be plugged into a nonlinear editing environment.

JVC ( is one of the first to deliver direct to edit (DTE) technology with removable disk drives to the professional market. It also offers a cable-less solution for easy integration. The DR-DV5000, for example, mounts onto JVC's GYDV5000 camera through a 52-pin connector. Priced at $1,895, the DR-DV5000 comes equipped with a single, 40GB removable FireWire HDD.

In conjunction with the distribution agreement, JVC is now offering a $500 rebate to customers who purchase its GY-DV5000U camcorder along with the DR-DV5000. The promotion is running from now through September 26, 2003.