Leitch Ships VelocityHD Version 9.1 with HDV, VariCam, and More
Posted Nov 17, 2005

Harris Corporation has announced that version 9.1 of Leitch's VelocityHD non-linear editing (NLE) system is now shipping. This new release enhances the HD/SD NLE solution with support for the HDV high-definition format, variable frame rate processing for content from Panasonic's VariCam, broadened standard-definition format support, and more.

VelocityHD 9.1 supports direct IEEE-1394 ingest of both 1080i and 720p material from HDV devices. HDV content can be mixed seamlessly with other HD formats on the timeline. New processing for variable frame rate content from the AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camcorder allows the removal of the material's non-active frames while recording the HD-SDI input stream, enabling support for 24fps VariCam content plus VariCam's "overcranking" and "undercranking" for in-camera off-speed effects.

VelocityHD editing enhancements include doubling the number of real-time, full-quality camera angles supported in HD multi-camera editing from two to four. VelocityHD 9.1's broadened, standard-definition format flexibility includes direct timeline support for DV25 material from many tapeless recording devices, and DVCPRO25 and DVCPRO50 content from Panasonic's P2 media-less memory-based products. VelocityHD 9.1 also supports project and media files from Leitch's standard-definition Velocity(tm) and VelocityQ(tm) editing systems. "

The VelocityHD non-linear editing system combines the innovative Altitude hardware platform with the acclaimed Velocity software interface, delivering exceptional high-performance, real-time postproduction editing flexibility. VelocityHD features full-quality, real-time HD playback of multiple video and dynamic graphics streams with true dual-stream, real-time HD transitions and effects. VelocityHD supports 1080i, 1080PsF and 720p frame formats at all common frame rates, with mixable compressed and uncompressed video. All VelocityHD(tm) systems also offer outstanding multi-stream, standard-definition editing performance.

VelocityHD version 9.1 is now available as a free download from the Leitch Web site, www.leitch.com, for all registered VelocityHD users.