MILPITAS, CA - Creative (www.us.creative.com) 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