Issue: Week of April 18, 2003


TORONTO - At NAB last week, Leitch Technology Corporation ( unveiled Version 8.2 software for its multistream dpsVelocityQ and dual-stream dpsVelocity nonlinear editing systems.

The V.8.2 releases now sport a new interface style featuring a new color scheme, flexible customization options, timeline picons and Leitch's powerful EyeCon View. EyeCon View continuously displays the picons and clip timecode of all visible layers based on the current playhead position, providing constant visual reference for all layers on the timeline while scrubbing and aligning clips. This allows users easily and precisely align specific frames across layers.

Additional new features provided with Version 8.2 include native file export to Leitch VR servers, support for Windows Media Format Version 9, and support for Direct-X audio plug-ins in the timeline. Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) and OMF import and export will also be offered through a new specially priced interoperability option. OMF functionality was developed in conjunction with Trakker Technologies, developers of conversion tools such as Slingshot.

The new version for both NLEs is expected to be released in Q2 of this year. The dpsVelocityQ release will be available as a free download for all existing registered users. Registered users of dpsVelocity Version 8.0 or 8.1 will be able to download the 8.2 upgrade free from the Leitch Web site. Specially priced upgrades to dpsVelocity 8.2 will be available for existing users of dpsVelocity Version 7.6 or earlier.