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<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and IBC, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, September 12, 2003 — Pinnacle Systems,Ò Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLE) today introduced Pinnacle Liquid Edition, a comprehensive professional editing solution with real-time compositing, effects and DVD authoring, all within the same intuitive interface. The newest entry to the Pinnacle Liquid family combines the professional experience and esteemed broadcast heritage of the Pinnacle Liquid editing family with the plug-and-play power and ease of use of Pinnacle’s Edition.</p>
<p>Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager of advanced editing solutions at Pinnacle Systems said, “Pinnacle Liquid Edition is not just another DV editor – it is a professional solution offering the flexibility, scalability and power that today’s professionals require and independent videographers desire, at a price that is accessible to everyone.”</p>
<p>Pinnacle Liquid Edition is the first professional non-linear video editing application to utilize both the CPU and GPU to provide more than 1,000 real-time 2D and true 3D effects, chroma and luma keys, and more with up to ten real-time streams. Other professional features include Pinnacle’s advanced CX primary and secondary color corrector, and Dynamic slow-motion controls. It also offers background rendering so that editors do not have to interrupt their creative workflow. With Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro, there is analog out to a NTSC/PAL video monitor and/or tape from the timeline with real-time effects.</p>
<p>Only Pinnacle Liquid Edition provides direct-from-the timeline DVD authoring. With Pinnacle Liquid Edition, the DVD track appears alongside the standard audio and video tracks and enables the user to easily create and edit graphic menus directly within the Pinnacle Liquid editing environment. Sophisticated wizards and templates expedite the DVD creation process.</p>
<p>Pinnacle Liquid Edition’s powerful XSend capability allows for rapid sharing of clips and projects with Pinnacle Commotion Pro, Adobe After Effects and Macromedia Flash MX, as well as with Pinnacle’s leading broadcast products such as Pinnacle Thunder servers and Dekocast graphics systems. With Pinnacle Liquid Edition it is possible to use networked drives as well as local drives for direct playback and rendering in a networked workgroup environment. Pinnacle Liquid Edition projects are compatible with the entire Pinnacle Liquid product line including Liquid blue, Liquid chrome and Liquid silver. Pinnacle Liquid Edition also attaches directly to high performance Palladium Store systems and integrates with Vortex networked news systems, thus providing an all-in-one solution for ingest, journalist editing, craft editing, media management and playout. Pinnacle Liquid Edition is part of the Pinnacle Liquid line which includes Liquid blue for multi-format broadcast environments, Liquid chrome for real-time post settings where time and quality are at a premium and Liquid silver for MPEG-2 post editing.</p>
<p>Pricing & Availability
Pinnacle Liquid Edition version 5.5 is scheduled to be available for SRP $1550 (AUD) in October 2003. Customers can also choose Liquid Edition Pro with analog I/O as well as digital for SRP $2200 (AUD). Liquid Edition version 5.5 replaces Pinnacle Edition and Liquid purple, which will no longer be sold. For special upgrade promotions and competitive trade up information, please contact Pineapplehead Distribution on 1800 657 601. Pinnacle is also offering a Pinnacle Liquid Edition Productivity Pack, including Commotion Pro, Hollywood FX Pro, TitleDeko Pro, Impression DVD Pro for the new low price of SRP $999 (AUD).</p>
<p>Pineapplehead Distribution (formerly Lako Vision) is Australia’s leading distributor in digital video editing technology for the prosumer & consumer. For additional information regarding the product featured or other products in the Pineapplehead Distribution range please contact Eugene Wong on 03 9854 8432 or visit http://www.pineapplehead.com.au,</p>
<p>About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Pinnacle Systems provides cutting-edge digital video creation, storage, streaming and viewing solutions for broadcasters, video professionals and consumers. Pinnacle Systems solutions help enable the creation, management and distribution of video via cable, satellite, video-on-demand (VOD), digital video discs (DVDs) and the Internet, along with consumer editing products for home movie making and DVD creation. The company has won eight Emmy Awards for its technical innovations for broadcast products and carries its commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at (650) 526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com.</p>
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