Wednesday October 14, 7:28 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Radius Debuts MotoDV Studio 2.0
Combines Award-Winning MotoDV with Adobe Premiere 5 to Provide Complete
Desktop Editing Solution for Windows Platforms
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 1998--Radius Inc. (Nasdaq:RDUS - news), the
premier developer of DV software products, today announced a new version of MotoDV Studio, the
company announced at DV Expo here today.
MotoDV Studio 2.0 integrates Radius' full-motion DV capture and playback technology with Adobe
Premiere 5 to provide a complete non-linear editing solution for DV camcorder users on Windows 95, 98,
MotoDV lets users quickly and reliably transfer pristine digital video between a Windows-based personal
computer and a DV camcorder or VTR equipped with an IEEE 1394 ''FireWire'' port. Adobe Premiere 5
delivers a streamlined interface, studio-quality audio tools, long-format editing tools, enhanced Edit
Decision List (EDL) support and other high end production features.
Bundled together in MotoDV Studio, the system gives video editors a powerful, open standards-based
desktop editing solution that integrates easily with other essential tools.
''MotoDV Studio delivers the quality and productivity of much more expensive systems,'' said Brady O.
Bruce, vice president of marketing for Radius. ''Even the most demanding video professionals will be
excited about this affordable desktop editing DV solution. The addition of Windows NT support makes it
that much more powerful.''
Version 2.0 adds Radius Studio Plug-Ins for Adobe Premiere, enabling a seamless and efficient workflow
from video capture through final output to tape. Two of the plug-ins provide integrated capture from
within Premiere, either manually or automatically from a batch list, with control of the DV device from
Batch capture is especially important because it allows an editor to free up disk space for new projects,
knowing that a work-in-progress can be easily restored to the state in which it had been left.
The third plug-in, Radius LiveDV, is a playback module for Premiere that enables video and audio to be
played over the 1394 connection in full-motion at full resolution. The video is previewed on a video
monitor attached to the DV device.
In addition to playing back the video and audio at normal speed, editors can scrub or step through a
particular segment -- an important capability required to properly evaluate a particular edit or effect.
The playback module also enables editors to play full-resolution video from the Premiere timeline without
the need to compute the video project into a single file on the hard disk. Only effects, titles, and
transitions need to be rendered, saving substantial time and disk space.
In addition, by playing clips in sequence from the timeline, the playback module bypasses the 2GB file
size limit, allowing editors to create much longer programs.
MotoDV Studio 2.0 for Windows has a U.S. suggested list price of $899 and is expected to begin shipping
in December, 1998. Current MotoDV Studio 1.0 users can upgrade to version 2.0 for $99. The upgrade
price for MotoDV users is $199.
Radius is headquartered at 460 E. Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043. Its products are
available through a worldwide network of Radius authorized resellers, system integrators and distributors.
Radius may be reached at 650/404-6000 or at their Web site www.radius.com.
Cheryl Landman, 650/404-6235
Pamela Crowley, 408/377-8384