Serious Magic Announces the DVCProHD Decoder for Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere Pro Users
Posted Sep 13, 2006

Serious Magic, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of its Video for Windows (VfW) decoder for the DVCProHD format. Because DVCProHD support is limited for Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere Pro users, Serious Magic now provides a decoder that will allow these popular programs as well as other software applications (i.e. Adobe AfterEffects and Serious Magic ULTRA) that uses VfW codecs to read these files.

Using the DVCProHD Decoder, video files can be edited natively without the need for transcoding because the format uses intra-frame compression just like DV. The workflow is straightforward; users are not required to convert their video data to another codec. The decoder also is bundled with an easy-to-use software utility for quickly converting native MXF files from the Panasonic camera to standard AVI or QuickTime files. Users of Apple Final Cut Pro can transfer the QuickTime file to their Mac for quick and easy editing in a more universal format.

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DVCProHD Decoder is now available for download at $195.00 (MSRP) at