By Mike Ueda
¥ Matsushita, Quantum Team for A/V Hard Drive
At this month's National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Matsushita Electrical and Quantum Corp. are to demonstrate the use of 12.5GB Audio-Video Hard Disk Drives (AVHDD) in Panasonic Consumer Electronics' products. The first AVHDD will be a home video editing device, offering "super slow-motion replay" and "speedy noiseless searching" functions that can be accessed via a jog dial. AVHDD products could also support other features, such as extended recording and playback capabilities, instant program search when linked to an electronic program guide and simultaneous recording/playback. The AVHDDs are built using three 3.5-inch hard drives. Matsushita plans to expand its capacity two to three times by next spring.