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New Standalone Color Corrector Called "Innovative and Groundbreaking"

LAS VEGAS, NV — April 21, 2005 — Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse(tm) 2.0 is the recipient of the 2005 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award given by the editorial staff of TV Technology magazine at the NAB2005 convention.

The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.

"Our panel of editors and columnists walked the show floor in search of innovative and ground-breaking new products," said Tom Butts, Editor of TV Technology. "The products we selected made the cut—they demonstrated their ability to help advance the acquisition and dissemination of audio and video in the professional video marketplace."

About Synthetic Aperture

Founded in 1995, Synthetic Aperture is a provider of practical tools for digital video and audio. Synthetic Aperture publishes the Color Finesse advanced color corrector, Echo Fire video previewing software for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Test Gear test instrument plug-in for After Effects, and the popular free utility Test Pattern Maker.

Further information on Synthetic Aperture may be obtained by calling (949) 493-3444, accessing the company's Web site at, or by emailing

About TV Technology

TV Technology is the industry's leading magazine for technology news and reviews and is celebrating its 22nd year covering the television industry. The magazine is published by IMAS Publishing, the world's largest publisher of audio and video publications. Other IMAS products include Radio World, Pro Audio Review and a family of country-specific publications and Web sites.

Note to editors: Test Gear, Color Finesse, Echo Fire, LiveFire, Video Finesse, Synthetic Aperture, Test Pattern Maker, and Boss Backgrounds, Tasty Textures, Cool Clips are trademarks of Synthetic Aperture. Adobe and Adobe After Effects are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Apple, Final Cut Pro, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Combustion is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. Discreet is a registered trademark of Autodesk Canada, Inc. Avid and Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. Profound Effects is a registered trademark and Elastic Gasket is a trademark of Profound Effects, Inc. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. AMD and Athlon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks of their respective holders.

Product images suitable for reproduction are available on the company's web site in the Press section.

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