S-8, 1999-03-02
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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 1999.
                                     Registration No. 333-______
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                     Washington, D.C. 20549

                            FORM S-8
                     REGISTRATION STATEMENT
                   THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933


                   PRINCETON VIDEO IMAGE, INC.
     (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

          New Jersey                         22-3062052
(State or Other Jurisdiction of          (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)           Identification No.)


                        15 Princess Road
                    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
           (Address, Including Zip Code, of Registrant's
                  Principal Executive Office)


                 Amended 1993 Stock Option Plan


                         Brown F Williams
                   Princeton Video Image, Inc.
                         15 Princess Road
                     Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
                          (609) 912-9400
            (Name and Address of Agent for Service)

                          Copies to:

                      Richard J. Pinto, Esq.
             Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan
                     600 College Road East
                      Princeton, NJ 08540
                        (609) 924-6000<PAGE>
                             Proposed     Proposed
                             Maximum      Maximum
Title of        Amount       Offering     Aggregate    Amount of
Securities to   To Be        Price per    Offering   Registration
Be Registered   Registered   Share        Price           Fee
Common Stock,
no par value    2,160,000    $3.8595      $8,336,520   $2,317.55

*     Pursuant to Rule 457(h), these prices are estimated solely
for the purpose of calculating the registration fee and are based
upon the average of the high and low sales prices of the
Registrant's Common Stock on the NASDAQ National Market System on
February 24, 1999.

     This Registration Statement also covers an indeterminate
number of shares as may be issued as a result of the anti-dilution 
provisions of the Registrant's Amended 1993 Stock Option Plan.
                              PART I

     In accordance with the Note to Part I of Form S-8, the
information specified by Part I of Form S-8 has been omitted from
this Registration Statement.

                              PART II



     The following documents filed with the Commission are
incorporated herein by reference:

     (a)  The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for
          the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998 filed by the        
          Company pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the 
          Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the 
          "Exchange Act");

     (b)  The Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB for the
          quarters ended September 30 and December 31, 1998;

     (c)  The Company's Proxy Statement and Notice of Meeting
          relative to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held
          on December 10, 1998, as filed with the Commission;

     (d)  All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
          of the Exchange Act since June 30, 1998; and

     (e)  The description of the Company's Common Stock, no par
          value ("Common Stock") which is contained in the
          Company's latest registration statement filed under the
          Exchange Act, including any amendments or reports filed
          for the purpose of updating such description.

     All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to
Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to
the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all
securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all
securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be
incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the
date of the filing of such documents.


     Not applicable.


     The balance sheet as of June 30, 1998 and the statements of
operations, changes in shareholders' (deficit)/equity and cash
flows for each of the two years in the period ended June 30, 1998
and for the period July 23, 1990 (date of inception) to June 30,
1998, incorporated by reference in this prospectus, have been
incorporated by reference herein in reliance on the report of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent accountants, given on the
authority of that firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

     The legality of the Common Stock being offered hereby has
been passed upon by Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan,
Princeton, New Jersey.


     Section 14A:3-5 of the New Jersey Business Corporation Act
(the "Act") gives a corporation the power, without a specific
authorization in its certificate of incorporation or by-laws, to
indemnify a corporate agent, including a director and/or officer,
against expenses and liabilities incurred in connection with
certain proceedings involving such corporate agent by reason of
his or her being or having been a corporate agent, provided that
with regard to a proceeding other than one by or in the right of
the corporation, the corporate agent must have acted in good
faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed
to the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any
criminal proceeding, have had no reasonable cause to believe his
or her conduct was unlawful. In any such proceeding, the
termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement,
conviction or upon plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent does
not of itself create a presumption that any corporate agent
failed to meet the above applicable standards of conduct. The
indemnification provided by the Act does not exclude any rights
to which a corporate agent may be entitled under a certificate of
incorporation, by-law, agreement, vote of shareholders or
otherwise. No indemnification, other than that required when a
corporate agent is successful on the merits or otherwise in any
of the above proceedings shall be allowed if such indemnification
would be inconsistent with a provision of the certificate of
incorporation, a by-law, a resolution of the board of directors
or of the shareholders, an agreement or other proper corporate
action in effect at the time of the accrual of the alleged cause
of action which prohibits, limits or otherwise conditions the
exercise of indemnification powers by the corporation or the
rights of indemnification to which a corporate agent may be

     The Company currently carries liability insurance for the
benefit of its directors and officers which provides coverage for
losses of directors and officers for liabilities arising out of
claims against such persons acting as directors or officers of
the Company (or any subsidiary thereof) due to any breach of
duty, neglect, error, misstatement, misleading statement,
omission or act done by such directors and officers, except as
prohibited by law.  The Company's current policy includes
coverage for any claim made against the directors and officers
based upon (i) the purchase, sale, or offer of any security of
the Company, and (ii) any claim brought by a security holder of
the Company. Such coverage includes claims which allege a
violation of the Securities Act, and the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended.


     Not applicable.


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4.1  -    Amended 1993 Stock Option Plan, as amended
          (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's
          Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the fiscal quarter ended
          December 31, 1998, filed on February 12, 1999).

5.1  -    Opinion of Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan.

23.1 -    Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent
          public accountants.

23.2 -    Consent of Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan
          (contained in Exhibit 5.1).

24.1 -    Power of Attorney (see "Power of Attorney" below).


     The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that it will: 

          (1) File, during any period in which it offers or sells
securities, a post-effective amendment to this registration
statement to: 

               (i)  Include any prospectus required by Section
10(a)(3) of the Securities Act; 

               (ii) Reflect in the prospectus any facts or events
which, individually or together, represent a fundamental change
in the information in the registration statement. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities
offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would
not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the
low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be
reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission
pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in the
volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in
the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the
"Calculation of Registration Fee" table in the effective
registration statement; 

               (iii)     Include any additional or changed
material information on the plan of distribution. 

          (2) For the purpose of determining liability under the
Securities Act, treat each post-effective amendment as a new
registration statement of the securities offered, and the
offering of the securities at that time to be the initial bona
fide offering. 

          (3) File a post-effective amendment to remove from
registration any of the securities that remain unsold at the end
of the offering. 


     THE REGISTRANT. Pursuant to the requirements of the
Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has
reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the
requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this
registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Township of
Lawrence, State of New Jersey, on this 25th day of February,

                              Princeton Video Image, Inc.

                              By: /s/ Brown F Williams
                                  Brown F Williams,
                                  Chairman of the Board

                        POWER OF ATTORNEY

     KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose
signature appears below constitutes and appoints Brown F
Williams, Dennis P. Wilkinson and Lawrence L. Epstein, and each
or any one of them, his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and
agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for
him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities,
to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective
amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same,
with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection
therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting
unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full
power and authority to do and perform each and every act and
thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith,
as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in
person, hereby ratifying and conforming all that said attorneys-in-fact 
and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes or substitute, 
may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933,
this registration statement has been signed below by the
following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
     Signature                Title               Date
     ---------                -----               ----

/s/ Brown F Williams       Chairman of the Board  February 25, 
- -----------------------    (principal executive   1999
Brown F Williams           officer)

/s/ Dennis P. Wilkinson    President, Chief       February 16,
- -----------------------    Executive Officer      1999
Dennis P. Wilkinson        and Director

/s/ Lawrence L. Epstein    Vice President,        February 25,
- -----------------------    Finance, Chief         1999
Lawrence L. Epstein        Financial Officer         
                           and Treasurer
                           (principal accounting
                           and financial officer

/s/ Lawrence Lucchino      Director               February 3,
- -----------------------                           1999
Lawrence Lucchino

/s/ Jerome J. Pomerance    Director               February 12,
- -----------------------                           1999
Jerome J. Pomerance

/s/ Enrique F. Senior      Director               February 25,
- -----------------------                           1999
Enrique F. Senior

/s/ Eduardo Sitt           Director               February 25,
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Eduardo Sitt

/s/ John B. Torkelsen      Director               February 3,
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John B. Torkelsen

                           EXHIBIT INDEX

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4.1  -    Amended 1993 Stock Option Plan, as amended
          (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's
          Quarterly Report on Form 10-QSB for the fiscal quarter ended
          December 31, 1998, filed on February 12, 1999).

5.1  -    Opinion of Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan.

23.1 -    Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent
          public accountants.

23.2 -    Consent of Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan
          (contained in Exhibit 5.1).

24.1 -    Power of Attorney (see "Power of Attorney" above).

                           EXHIBIT 5.1

[Letterhead of Smith, Stratton,
 Wise, Heher & Brennan]

                                       February 26, 1999

Princeton Video Image, Inc.
15 Princess Drive
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648


     We have acted as counsel to Princeton Video Image, Inc., a
New Jersey corporation (the "Company"), in connection with the
filing by the Company of a registration statement on Form S-8
(the "Registration Statement"), under the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended.  The Registration Statement relates to the
registration of 2,160,000 shares (the "Shares") of the Company's
common stock, no par value, which are to be offered by the
Company under its Amended 1993 Stock Option Plan (the "Plan").

     We have examined such corporate records and documents, other
documents, and such questions of law as we have deemed necessary
or appropriate for purposes of this opinion.  On the basis of
such examination, it is our opinion that:

     1.   The issuance of the Shares has been duly and validly
          authorized; and

     2.   The Shares, when issued, delivered and sold in
          accordance with the terms of the Plan and the stock
          options granted thereunder, will be validly issued,
          fully paid and non-assessable.

     We consent to the filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to
the Registration Statement and to the reference to this firm
under the heading "Interests of Named Experts and Counsel" in the
Registration Statement.


                                       /s/ Smith, Stratton, Wise,
                                       Heher & Brennan


                           EXHIBIT 23.1


We consent to the incorporation by reference in this registration
statement on Form S-8 of our report, dated September 2, 1998, on
our audits of the financial statements of Princeton Video Image,
Inc.  We also consent to the reference to our firm under the
caption "Experts".

                                     PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Princeton, New Jersey
February 26, 1999

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