Issue: Wednesday, April 18, 2007


LAS VEGAS - NewTek ( 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.