NewTek announces VT[5] Live!
Posted Apr 24, 2006

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, hasannounced VT[5] LIVE!, an integrated production suite that offers live switching and web streaming of up to 24 cameras or external computers. VT[5] includes overlay titling, real-time keying, and automated clip playback, with simultaneous output to video, projector and Web stream.

Post production capability includes High-Definition editing, HD video painting, 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Uncompressed component out of VT[5] brings affordable, unsurpassed video quality with four-channel audio. The optional Serial Digital switcher adds eight SDI inputs and assignable SDI outs.

VT[5] LIVE! features include:
* VT[5] Software, VT-Pro Card, SX-84 Switcher Expansion and RS-8 Remote Switcher
* Live Switching of up to 8 components, 8 Y/C, 3 SDI or 24 composite sources, with Audio support, Alpha, and Genlock
* Stream live events or finished productions to the web in real-time
* Integrated TBC and Proc Amps for each input
* Resolution-independent editing - anything from Web streams to HD
* Mix SD and HD clips in the same project
* SpeedEDIT supports all frame-rates and resolutions
* 16:9 and 4:3 aspect support
* Edit support for MPEG-2, QuickTime and more
* Integrated timeline and storyboard editing
* Real-time keyframeable color correction and blur
* Real-time playback of compressed and uncompressed clips
* Real-time 3D transitions, slow motion and reverse, chroma and luma keying
* DVD Authoring with instant project import and playback
* iVGA turns external PC or Mac computers into switcher inputs across the network
* Real-time DV out in SD resolution
* High-Definition 2D video paint with pixel tracking, filters, more
* LightWave 3D v9, award-winning 3D graphics and animation
* Optional 8-input SDI switcher

VT[5] LIVE! will ship Summer 2006 starting at $6495. Purchasing VT[4] now qualifies for a free software upgrade to VT[5] when it ships. Optional SDI switcher pricing and availibilty to be announced.