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Hauppauge Launches Colossus High Definition H.264 Video Recorder for PCs

Full Height Internal PCI Express Card Records High Definition Video up to 1080i from Component and HDMI Sources

March 21st 2001, Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of TV tuner products for personal computers, today launched its new Colossus internal PCI Express board into the Australian market via their Australian master distributor New Magic Australia. The Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card is capable of recording component video and unencrypted HDMI video at up to 1080i from sources such as the Xbox360 and digital SLR cameras.

The latest addition to Hauppauge’s line of high definition video recorders, Colossus is similar to the company’s HD PVR external USB-based H.264 recorder, but offers expanded capability to include HD video recording from the HDMI port on the Xbox360 game console. When connected to an Xbox360, an HDMI cable can be used to record game play at video resolutions up to 1080i. When connected to a Playstation3, game play is recorded using component video at 1080i resolution.

Colossus allows users to make high definition video recordings of their highest-score games and even game tutorials, directly from the game console.  Users can record game play in HD and then upload the recording to YouTube or other popular game recording websites. Colossus features pass-through support for component video and digital audio, enabling users to monitor game play on an HD TV set while recording.
When connected to a cable TV or satellite set top box, Colossus users can record TV programs in HD. Colossus includes an IR blaster and the latest WinTV v7 application so that users can schedule a recording and have the Colossus “blast” channel commands to the set top box at the appropriate time.

With Colossus connected to a set top box, a user can record a TV show or a complete TV series in high definition to their PCs hard disk, make HD libraries of favourite TV programs and then playback to the PC screen or burn the recording onto a disk in a high definition Blu-ray™ format.

Colossus is supplied with two applications: the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application for scheduled recording of TV programs from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, and Arcsoft’s ShowBiz, which allows users to record from a game console, trim the beginning and end of video recordings and immediately upload the recordings to YouTube. ShowBiz makes recording video game play and uploading to YouTube with Colossus easy.

SageTV, a software company based in Inglewood, California, has announced support for Colossus in their Windows-based digital video application, SageTV 7.x. SageTV is a popular application providing complete DVR capability on a PC.

Pricing, availability and press pictures
Colossus will have a RRP of $199 (Inc GST AU$) and will be available late March / early April 2011.

Pictures of Colossus can be found here:

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Hauppauge Master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, NewTek LightWave 3D, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Matrox Video Products and Sony Creative Software products.