NewTek Ships VT[5]
Posted Oct 31, 2007

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the shipment of VT[5]™ Integrated Production Suite. The VT[5] features live switching and Web streaming of up to 24 cameras, and now includes LiveSet™, NewTek’s proprietary live virtual set technology that allows users to implement multi-channel virtual sets in a live environment with unprecedented realism and video quality.

VT[5] also includes advanced new keying capabilities, integrated SDI switching support and automated clip playback, with simultaneous output to video, projector and Web stream. VT[5]’s extensive HD post production capabilities include sophisticated real-time, non-linear editing, video painting and a full-featured animated character generation package. VT[5]’s real-time, uncompressed video processing with component and SDI output delivers unsurpassed video quality. The optional Serial Digital switcher adds an additional eight SDI inputs and SDI routing functionality to the new VT[5] system.

" VT[5] represents the most significant upgrade our engineering team has ever created," comments Andrew Cross Senior VP of Software Engineering. "This latest version gives users the benefits of all of our new technology from proprietary virtual sets to multi-format editing including HD. We've devoted a great deal of effort to making VT[5] a tremendous new tool that producers will value."

Live Virtual Sets
NewTek's proprietary LiveSet™ system in VT[5], allows separate virtual sets to be assigned independently to all switcher inputs, including all cameras and DDRs. In addition, each input has an independent LiveMatte™ matting module that eliminates the need for expensive hardware for each source connected to the system. Each virtual set supports virtual cameras with multiple angles and zoom levels, with support for secondary video sources for on-set virtual monitors. All effects are rendered with unprecedented photo-realism, including reflections, refractions, shadows, bump maps, and sophisticated filtering. Additionally, the advanced new keying capabilities included in the LiveMatte technology enable refined previews of mattes for the precise isolation of color, edge and spill for the sharpest possible results.

Pricing and Availability
The VT[5] system is available through the NewTek Authorized Reseller channel at an MSRP of $4,995US. Current owners of any previous version may upgrade their software for $1,495US and are encouraged to view the NewTek web site for extensive information on enhancements, features, technical specifications, upgrade benefits and details.

For further information please visit http://www.newtek.com.