LAS VEGAS - NewTek (www.newtek.com)
is at the NAB show with upgrades to its SpeedEdit resolution independent video
editing solution. The latest version adds additional format support and
improved plug-in capabilities.
SpeedEdit only recently began shipping, so users of the
current version will be able to upgrade for free via a download that NewTek
says will be available in Q2 of this year. As far as increased format support,
SpeedEdit can now write WMVHD, VC1, and Windows Media Format 11 files. It can
also read DVCPro HD (MFX) files and supports VST audio filter plug-ins.
Advanced crossfades have been added and performance has been
improved for both quality and stability. SpeedEdit ($495) also now offers
realtime output support for NewTek video hardware cards.