Sony debuted two home video products at Comdex this week, which it said is the way forward in ultimate ease of use for consumers.
The Minidisc Disc-cam is the world's first MD Data2 digital camcorder with an Ethernet connection. It enables consumers to edit and trim video and add copy by the click of a pen on a small tilting screen on the side of the camera.
The unit drew gasps from the crowd when it was unveiled by the company's president and chief executive, Nobuyuki Idei.
The Minidisc Disc-cam, whose interface is written in P Java, can store up to 650Mb of data on a re-recordable disc based on Minidisc technology. Four and a half thousand stills can be stored on a single disc.
"The idea is that you can get the 20 minutes of video you really want, rather than boring friends with hours of home video just to get the good bits," explained a spokesperson for Sony. "It's the power of a PC in the palm of your hand."The Minidisc Disc-cam is scheduled to ship worldwide in January 2000.
At the same presentation Sony showed off its Picturebook PC, a combination of a Vaio notebook with an integrated full motion video camera that enables consumers to do live webcasts using a standard Web browser.
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