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coolatoola.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Coolatoola Releases DV Backup 1.3


With up to 16.5GB of storage on each low cost, high capacity 60 minute MiniDV (or Video8/Hi8) tape, a single one hour tape can store over than three times more data than a 4.7GB DVD-R disc.

Coolatoola has updated DV Backup, their $50 Mac OS X backup software that relies a digital camcorder as the recording device. The product was recently reviewed by Imaging Resource.

DV Backup 1.3 (Standard Edition) supports these features:

Backup, restore, verify with up to 10.9GB (SP) and 16.5GB (LP) capacity per hour of tape
Hard drive store to keep regularly-accessed backups conveniently available
Capability to seemlessly span backups over an unlimited number of multiple tapes
Ability to perform selective backups and restores (with "Direct Access" for restoring)
Ability to group regularly-used file/folder collections into named sets for convenience
Option of incremental and compressed backups
Full table-of-contents listing for each tape including user comments
Unattended scheduled backups feature
Fully automatic control of the camera including all tape positioning
User-configurable buffer size with underrun and overrun prevention
8 levels of error protection/recovery, from none through to full duplication
File/folder archive during backup, de-archive during restore
PAL, NTSC and SECAM MiniDV, Digital8 and DVCAM devices supported
Drag-and-drop functionality

For more information or to download the demo, visit http://coolatoola.com.


(First posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 16:05 EDT)

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