Link&Log(tm) - The Network-linkable VCR control and tape logging system!
GUI, programs, and images are Copyright 1998-9 by Daniel Wolf.
Link&Log is a trademark of MegageM Digital Media.
ALL information on this page is preliminary.
Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Link&Log (L&L) is a full-featured VCR control package for Win95/Win98/WinNT systems.
And Link&Log lets you operate your VCR over standard networks.
L&L lets you control your VCR on your own PC or
have a co-worker at a remote location operate the VCR independently. Video output of your tape can be easily viewed with standard
available PC video-input devices and viewed at the remote client system's location using
freely available programs such as Microsoft's NetMeeting (tm of Microsoft). L&L includes a server program to
run on the (local) PC that is controlling the VCR (over a COM port connection). L&L also includes a client
program that can be run from a remote location and can connect to the server program to operate
the VCR remotely. Link&Log brings a combination of tape control and logging features to any
modern PC or notebook computer and opens up the capability for shared editing and tape logging
at a distance, over TCP/IP LAN or internet networks.
- Local or TCP/IP network-linked control of VCR playback features
- Tape logging:
- Save logs in industry-standard (CMX-compatible) format and/or
- NewTek Flyer Project format for Flyer batch digitizing with MegageM's AV8RPro++
- EDL format also compatible with In-Sync Razor for NewTek's new Video Toaster NT System
- Exciting capabilities for shared and remote editing and VCR viewing over the internet.
- Compatibility with Microsoft NetMeeting (tm of Microsoft) for remote viewing.
Welcome to the Link&Log information center. The outline of all the important
features of Link&Log is directly below.
Link&Log operates from a clean, point-and-click GUI and features:
- Works with standard computer-controllable VCRs:
Link&Log lets you connect a standard RS422/9-pin or Control-L/LANC VCR to your PC's
available COM port. RS422 adapter cables are supplied with Link&Log. This includes
most professional and broadcast VCRs as well as many pro-sumer camcorders and VCRs. Typical
models include all JVC Digital-S, many Sony BetaCAM and DV units, Canon XL1, and many more.
- Standard VCR Playback Controls:
Play, pause, stop, fast forward, and rewind operate by simple point-and-click GUI 'buttons'.
- Playback speeds of 1/5, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, and 5X, too.
- Cue to time code, cue-and-play, and segment review:
Direct keyboard entry of time code values to cue and review tapes, and you can
review any tape clip from the tape log GUI window as well. Tape segment review can be
performed in either locally with the server XVCR program or remotely via the
ReXVCR client program - including review of any tape clip from the active log at either
- 'Live' display of VCR timecode:
Updated several times per second, you can observe the tape time readout on your PC in
the XVCR or ReXVCR GUI Time Code display. See screen shot images below.
- 'Live' display of VCR status:
Updated several times per second, you can observe the VCR operational status on your PC in
the XVCR and/or ReXVCR GUI Status display. See screen shot images below.
- Direct control using the XVCR 'server' program:
XVCR is the server program you use to control a VCR that is connected to your PC.
- Remote-control over any TCP/IP network (LAN and internet):
All features can be remotely operated by your co-workers via the ReXVCR 'client' program. XVCR Server and
ReXVCR Client programs include IP-number lookup capabilities to establish direct IP-IP port
- Local and Remote Tape Logging:
Use either the server or remote client to open a tape logging UI and set in/out points of
interest. Tape log files can be saved in either industry-standard CMX-compatible format or
AV8R tape-log format for batch digitizing on popular systems including NewTek's Flyer (using
separate AV8RPro++ software for the Flyer). LnL EDL's are also compatible with In-Sync's
Razor NLE software and with NewTek's new Video Toaster for Windows NT.
You can log on a PC or notebook and later perform batch digitizing with AV8RPro++
on your Flyer system or Razor on your new Video Toaster NT.
Link&Log Software: $249.95 (includes basic model RS232-RS422 VCR adapter cable)
Special Beta Version Early Adopter Offer: $199.95
AV8RPro++ Owners Special Price: $129.95!
High Performance RS422 VCR Adapter: $99.95
LANC VCR Adapter: $149.95
AV8RPro++ owners may use existing RS422 and/or LANC cable adapters previously obtained for use with A++.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
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$10 for software/hardware combination
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