Makayama Interactive is introducing Digital Camera Media Studio 1.0, which can turn Sony Cybershot or Casio Exilim digital cameras into a media and movie playback device. DVDs, recorded TV-series and other video types can be put on the camera, and can be watched on the LCD screen, or on a connected TV-set.
The software supports 120 Sony and Casio models and runs on a Microsoft Windows-base PC. Users pick any video file from their harddrive, CD or DVD and the Digital Camera Media Studio turns it into a compressed movie file, which can be played on-the-go from the memory card.
Using a TV-out cable the content can be watched on any TV-set. Subtitled and foreign language DVDs are also supported.
Digital Camera Media Studio can encode the Sony MPEGMOVIEVX format, providing direct DVD-to-Camera transfers. In less than 45 minutes, a movie can be transferred from DVD to digital camera.
Digital Camera Media Studio is targeted at DVD and photography enthusiasts, frequent travellers and parents.
The software captures all content (AVI, MPEG1, MPEG4, DivX, XVID, VOB, ASF) on a drive (hard drive, CD, DVD, removable) and encodes it to MPEG HQX/VX (Sony) or Motion-JPEG (Casio). The converted content can be sent to the camera over a USB-cable/cradle or to a memorycard reader. For one hundred minutes of media content, a 512 MB memory card is recommended.
The free tryout version allows users to convert 3 minutes of all content. The online download price is US$32.95 (EUR 29.95).