is a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of control products for
video and audio applications. We have created both hardware and software systems
that are reliable, cost effective , and easy to use for analog and digital media
control applications. As an OEM supplier to many leading technology companies,
we've helped bring many innovative products to market--quickly and economically.
Since its founding in 1986, FutureVideo has been a designer and marketer of a
range of innovative controller products for video and audio applications.
Various patents, awards for excellence, and “industry firsts” have accrued.
These attest to the company’s commitment to shattering performance envelopes
while raising the bar for value and ease-of-use.
FutureVideo’s first products were stand-alone videotape edit controllers that
provided unprecedented accuracy with equipment in the prosumer/low-end
industrial class. In the late '80s, Olympus Corporation selected FutureVideo to
produce an OEM edit controller that they marketed as the Olympus “Woodbury
Leading the campaign to merge video and computer technologies, FutureVideo
developed a pioneering range of desktop video solution as far back as 1988. This
resulted in the industry's first plug-in card edit controller whereby the VTR
controller device resided entirely within the PC. FutureVideo began to deliver
ever more sophisticated--but ever easier to use--editing and post-production
systems. For the first time, users were able to perform complex editing and
post-production tasks—but at a fraction of the cost of higher-end systems.
Anticipating that third party software developers would need ways to incorporate
precise but affordable VTR control into their multimedia software, FutureVideo
launched its Registered Developer program in the summer of 1990. Major
developers, including AT&T, Matrox, and others introduced PC, Mac, and Amiga
software that utilized FutureVideo EditLink and Media Commander device
controllers in various post-production applications.
By mid-1992 FutureVideo began to deliver the first of a new series of V-STATION
3300 prosumer videotape post-production systems which integrated A/B Roll
editing with transitions, digital video effects, audio mixing & cross-fading,
and titling for Windows and Amiga/Toaster platforms. V-STATIONs provided an
important advance in user productivity—the ability to auto-assemble the video
Recognizing the need for improved audio-for-video performance, FutureVideo
launched its Windows-based EditLink AV 2100 system in 1995. For the first time,
Videographers, Sound Editors, and Composers could do professional sound
editorial—precisely synchronized to the visuals—at an affordable price with a
more cost-effective class of equipment.
FutureVideo-developed controller products have been used in sports, television
broadcast, law, military, event videography, education, and various other
markets. The company’s clients have included Panasonic, TEAC America, Adelphia
Communications, Pinnacle Systems, Canopus, and others. Today, FutureVideo
principally focuses on OEM transport control devices and technologies based upon
its Media Commander product range.
FutureVideo is privately held and based in Orange County, California.
1986 1st true automatic inter-format edit controller (EC1000U) for use with
½” and 8mm VTRs.
1988 FutureVideo designs and manufactures OEM edit controller for Olympus
1989 1st SMPTE/EBU time code reading edit controller (EC1000PRO/TC) for use with
otherwise incompatible prosumer/low-end industrial VTRs.
1990 1st inter-format edit controller on PC plug-in card (EditLink) with SDK for
use with prosumer/low-end industrial VTRs
1991 1st portable SMPTE Time Code Generator (TCG-2000) able to sync with
otherwise incompatible prosumer/low-end industrial camcorders.
1991 1st PC compatible EDL software (EDL-2000/FX) to fully integrate edit
control with videographics control for prosumer/low-end industrial VTRs.
1992 1st true inter-format A/B Roll edit controller range (EditLink 3300) for
PC, Amiga, and Mac for use with prosumer/low-end industrial VTRs.
1995 1st affordable audio-for-video post-production system (EditLink AV 2110)
for synchronized sound editorial with low-end industrial equipment.
1995 FutureVideo integrates control of Panasonic and Videonics Digital A/V
Mixers into V-STATION 3300 software. Panasonic co-markets systems built around
FutureVideo V-STATION 3300.
1997 FutureVideo introduces Media Commander 100 modular daisy-chainable VTR
Transport Controllers with SDK.
1998 FutureVideo introduces the Media Commander MC-100VE OEM product with
integrated VITC reader and on-screen Time code display.
1998 FutureVideo introduces Media Commander 200 Universal Jog/Shuttle Transport
1999 FutureVideo introduces the Media Commander MC-400VE OEM product that
synchronizes 4 transports.
2000 FutureVideo introduces the Media Commander MC-3200 OEM product that
synchronizes up to 32 transports.
2000 FutureVideo introduces Media Commander 200NL Jog/Shuttle Transport
Controller for non-linear post-production applications.
2001 FutureVideo introduces the EC-800 OEM emulation card that emulates a Sony
RS-422A VTR using a TEAC V-800 VTR.
2004 FutureVideo offers first multi-function Jog/Shuttle Control Surface (Media Commander MC-20PRO) with fully programmable controls for both PC and MAC non-linear editing applications.
introduces Multi-View 1.0 software for synchronizing independent camera
recordings onto one PC screen.
introduces Multi-View 2.0 Enterprise software for synchronizing independent
camera recordings into one screen.
2009 FutureVideo adds
two new MC-20 Series controllers to its range: the affordable MC-20 Jog/Shuttle
RS-422A Device Controller, and MC-20PRO II Jog/shuttle for both Control Surface
and Device Control integrated into one single product.
2012 FutureVideo introduces V-Station HD - first ever - Multi-Track Full HD DVR project Recording System.
- INNOVATIONS DESIGN & ENGINEERING AWARD EC1000U Auto-assemble Edit
Consumer Electronics Show 1987
- VIDEO GRAND PRIX AWARD
EC1000 PRO Multi-format Auto-assemble Edit Controller
Audio Video International 1991 & 1992
- INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF 1991 AWARD
TCG-2000 Portable SMPTE Time Code Generator
- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
V-STATION 3300 PC-based A/B Roll Editing System
PC Graphics & Video 1995
- READER'S CHOICE PLATINUM
Media Commander MC-200NL
AV Video Multimedia Producer 2002