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12/08/2004

MacroSystem and MainConcept announce strategic cooperation

MacroSystem Digital Video AG, specialists in standalone video editing systems, has integrated a software codec from video codec developer MainConcept in its new top-of-the-line video editing system, Casablanca Solitaire.
Due to the high processor speed of Casablanca Solitaire and a combination of hardware as well as software codecs, this integration is a perfect solution for the new product. By implementing the new ‘Smart Rendering’ technology – developed by MacroSystem – for the automatic background calculation of effects, Casablanca Solitaire offers the utmost in performance for editing video footage.
Furthermore, Casablanca Solitaire hardware requirements are prepared for the new high-definition video format, HDTV. When processing HDTV video footage, MacroSystem will use the MainConcept Codec as well.
“After analysing all competitors, the technical know-how of MainConcept convinced us. Moreover, the regional closeness of the company's headquarters offers significant advantages for the expansion of the cooperation,” said Joerg Sprave, CEO at MacroSystem Digital Video AG.
Markus Moenig, CEO and founder of MainConcept AG, added: “We are proud to have found another popular partner with MacroSystem. Our cooperation combines DV and MPEG encoding in impressive quality with the performance and usability of a successful video editing solution.”
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