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Leitch Introduces Lower-cost Model of VelocityQ NLE
Posted Jul 30, 2004 Print Version     Page 1of 1

Leitch Technology Corporation has announced the immediate availability of the VelocityQ 0x4, a new lower-cost model of the industry VelocityQ multi-stream non-linear editing system.

VelocityQ 0x4 becomes the entry-level model of Leitch's VelocityQ standard-definition post-production editing family, alongside the existing VelocityQ 2x4 and VelocityQ 4x4 models. VelocityQ 0x4 combines Velocity software with Quattrus multi-stream real-time hardware to form a multi-layer NLE solution that delivers a combination of real-time power and quality. VelocityQ 0x4 features guaranteed real-time, full-quality playback of four streams of video--in any combination of compressed or uncompressed-- and up to six graphics streams.

The comprehensive feature set includes integrated, full-quality four-camera multicam editing; three- and four-point editing; real-time filters such as color correction and speed changes; many customizable real-time transitions; timeline integration with eyeon's included Digital Fusion DFX+ compositing software; optional OMF and AAF interoperability; and the EyeCon View timeline interface tool. The Virtual Tape File System also makes VelocityQ 0x4 useful as a digital disk recorder or graphics output platform.

VelocityQ 0x4 provides some professional AV I/O including component, composite and Y/C analog video, as well as balanced and unbalanced analog audio. SDI video I/O with AES/EBU digital audio is available as an option. DV I/O is supported through OHCI-compliant IEEE-1394 interface cards. An optional BOB-5400 breakout box consolidates all of these connections in a rack-mount form factor and adds features such as RS-232 to RS-422 conversion for device control.

A choice of optional two-channel (Q3DX2) or four-channel (Q3DX4) 3D DVE modules gives VelocityQ 0x4 the same effects capabilities as the VelocityQ 2x4 and VelocityQ 4x4 models, respectively. These optional modules provide real-time 3D effects--including perspectives, warps and rotations--plus real-time masks, chroma/luma keying and additional effects.

VelocityQ 0x4 is available as a boardset-and-software bundle for installation into a Windows 2000 or Windows XP workstation. Leitch Quattrus cards and DVE modules are also available on an OEM basis to third party developers wanting to integrate real-time video I/O hardware into their own products and applications.

Pricing on the VelocityQ 0x4 model is $4995 as a board-and-software bundle. (For reference, VelocityQ 2x4 is $7495, and VelocityQ 4x4 $9995, for board-and-software bundles). VelocityQ 2x4 and VelocityQ 4x4 are also offered as turnkey solutions, while VelocityQ 0x4 is available only as a board-and-software bundle.


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