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New Digital Video Mixer Redefines the Video Production Industry With a State-of-the-Art Built-in Graphics Store


CAMPBELL, CA -- 11/15/2004 -- FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced the availability of the MX-4, a new production mixer that delivers high-performance, video and graphics for live events. Building on the success of our award-winning Videonics line of digital mixers, the new MX-4 offers an affordable and versatile mixing solution that meets the rigorous requirements of the multimedia, broadcast, business, education and live event production markets.

Ideal for live events, the MX-4 delivers high quality 10-bit 4:2:2 digital video on the fly with superior comb filter circuitry resulting in crisp and clear images. FOCUS Enhancements MX-4 includes a fast processor with flash-upgradeable memory, built-in foreground and background graphics store, Ethernet connectivity for computer and network use, over 700 transitions, input effects with preview, picture-in-picture capabilities and numerous other features.

“We are extremely excited to continue the tradition of providing affordable, high quality video production mixers for a wide variety of video production applications,” said Jason Overhulse, product manager for FOCUS Enhancements. “The feature set, practicality and price point make MX-4 a must have for any video production environment from live event to post production.”

“We are impressed with the MX-4’s user friendly interface, advanced features and overall ease of use,” said Julio Ancheta, western regional sales representative for VMI Inc., a West Coast-based dealer for FOCUS Enhancements. “With great enhancements to an already award-winning mixer line, we are confident that the MX-4 will become the go-to solution for live event video production.”

Pricing and Availability

The MX-4 Digital Video Mixer is available at a U.S. suggested retail price of $2,195. It has a two-year limited warranty and is now available through the FOCUS Enhancements worldwide distribution network. Additional information can be found on the FOCUS website at

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.

FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video technology. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced proprietary video conversion integrated circuits (ICs) and affordable, high quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. Semiconductor IC products include designs for PCs, game cards, internet, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and interactive TV applications, and they are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). FOCUS Enhancements’ complete line of video presentation and video production devices are sold globally through resellers and distributors to the broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and home theater markets. More information on FOCUS Enhancements may be obtained from the company’s SEC filings, or by visiting the FOCUS Enhancements home page at

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements about future results and other expectations constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations and the current economic environment. The Company cautions that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. A number of factors in addition to those discussed herein could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Demand for FOCUS Enhancements’ product, which impacts revenue and the gross margin percentage, is affected by business and economic conditions and changes in customer order patterns. Any projections are inherently subject to significant economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of FOCUS Enhancements. Important assumptions and other important factors, including risk factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 and other filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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