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October 3, 2006 > Family archiving evolves as preserving memorabilia goes digital

Family archiving evolves as preserving memorabilia goes digital

Milpitas (PRNewswire), Sept. 25_Traditionally, women have been responsible for collecting and maintaining family memorabilia -- from bronzing an infant's first shoes to organizing photos and videos that chronicle a family's history. Even today, statistics from the Hobby Industry Association (HIA) indicate that 98 percent of all scrap-bookers are women. While lifestyles are as busy and hectic as ever, new tools and technology make it faster and easier to archive and share memories in an increasingly electronic world.

Software such as video editing software and powerful, affordable personal computers have made video editing for consumers possible for the first time, helping to fuel the popularity of transferring home videos to DVDs. But a new tool is now available to the family archivist that makes it even easier -- the DVD recorder. Similar to the significant impact that photo editing software and PCs had on managing and sharing still images, DVD recorders are impacting the ability to create DVDs out of home movies.

Two examples of this are the LG RC199H VCR/DVD recorder and the Polaroid DRM-2001G DVR. Both provide best-in-class video quality, due to special video processing chip technology supplied by Silicon Valley chipmaker LSI Logic. A camcorder or digital camera can be easily connected with a cable to the front of either of these DVD recorders, making it simple to transfer home movies to DVD. In addition, with the LG VCR combo product, a VHS tape containing memories can be inserted into one side of the unit and a blank DVD into the other. By simply pushing a few buttons on the DVD recorder's remote control, the video is quickly and easily transferred to DVD for permanent storage.

"Many family memories are captured on home movies, but camcorders and VHS tapes make them difficult to watch and enjoy," said Neil Bullock, senior strategic marketing manager, Consumer Products Group, LSI Logic. "Today, advanced DVD recorder features are making it easy for families to gather around the television to watch home movies on DVDs. With the ability to simply navigate to any particular video segment and reminisce in the comfort of the living room, families are creating new memories together."

The Polaroid DVD recorder has an additional capability provided by YesVideo, a Sunnyvale CA-based DVD authoring company. With the YesVideo YesDVD feature, all it takes is the push of a button to create a Hollywood-style DVD with chapters, menus and music videos, which are automatically generated and inserted onto the disk. Now home video DVDs are as easy to create and share as they are to film.

LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:LSI) is a leading provider of silicon-to-systems solutions that are used at the core of products that create, store and consume digital information. More information is available at .

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