Leitch Adds Panasonic DVCPRO50 Support to VelocityHD and VelocityQ NLEs
Posted Aug 21, 2005

Leitch Technology Corporation, a provider of SD/HD solutions for professional digital video, has announced the addition of support for Panasonic's DVCPRO50 format in version 9.1 of Leitch's VelocityHD and VelocityQ non-linear editing (NLE) solutions. Version 9.1 of VelocityHD and VelocityQ offers direct real-time playback of DVCPRO50 files from Panasonic's P2 series of products.

When equipped with the Server Interchange Option, VelocityHD and VelocityQ 9.1 also feature the ability to push and pull DVCPRO50 content to and from Leitch's modular, scalable NEXIO(tm) server system. The VelocityHD HD/SD NLE combines the innovative Altitude hardware platform with the powerful and intuitive Velocity software interface, bringing guaranteed, full-quality, real-time editing performance to the HD realm at an affordable price, according to Leitch. VelocityQ combines the Velocity software with the Quattrus multi-stream, real-time non-linear editing hardware, forming a tightly integrated, multi-layer, standard-definition NLE solution. VelocityHD and VelocityQ are available as fully integrated, "ready to run" turnkey solutions, or as boardset-and-software bundles for installation into qualified Microsoft Windows XP Professional workstations.

Existing VelocityQ 8.2 users can purchase upgrades to version 9.1 through authorized Leitch postproduction resellers. U.S. customers can also order VelocityQ 9.1 software upgrades directly from the Leitch e-Store at www.leitch.com. VelocityHD version 9.1 is scheduled for release in September and will be available as a free download from the Leitch Web site for all registered VelocityHD users.