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MILPITAS, CA - Creative ( recently introduced the Video Blaster Editor, an easy-to-use solution that allows users to create  DVDs, prepare video for Internet streaming, and process video for downloading to portable devices. The product includes the full version of the Adobe Premiere Elements editing application and has a "Turbo Rendering" feature that takes advantage of a dedicated video processor, relieving the processing burden on a PC's CPU.

Creative claims that Video Blaster Editor can convert video up to 40 percent more quickly than software-only solutions, and that older PCs will see large benefits too.

Priced at $199.99, the Video Blaster Editor connects to a PC via USB 2.0. I/O is included to handle both analog and digital video formats. The solution uses the DoMiNo media processor from LSI Logic to provide hardware-accelerated video encoding and conversion of video into MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or DV formats. PerfectView Pro compression technology helps to reduce the appearance of digital artifacts, pixelization and loss of detail, even at low bit rates.