Virtual Katy ships VK version 2.5

Katy Development Limited, a Digidesign development partner delivering workflow
solutions for audio professionals, released VK version 2.5. The new release
delivers a new user interface, expanded format support including AAF (VK CNA
only), and comprehensive controls for tracking and organizing audio data for
the VK Conformer, VK2 and VK CAN products. The new 2.5 release will be demonstrated
for the first time at the NAB 2007 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV from April
16 – 19, on stand SL1413F (Avid Partner Pavilion).

“Version 2.5 is the most impressive VK release to date. With the ability to
import and analyze AAF files, VK seamlessly integrates into a postproduction
workflow; truly making VK the bridge between Image and Audio. With the
multitude of User Interface enhancements, this is the easiest and most
straightforward VK to use – period.” said John McKay, CEO and Founder, Virtual

Available via the Virtual Katy web site ( the version 2.5
release is a free update for existing VK CNA, VK2 and VK conformer owners.

VK2.5 Feature Highlights

Format Support: The addition of AAF support (VK CNA only) modernizes VK list
handling. Sound editors can use VK to access the video timeline within an AAF
file and extract the information for version comparison. No more asking for a
separate list from picture editorial, with an AAF files all elements are accessible
from one file – video, audio and metadata information – making this the most
complete form of file interchange available.

User Interface Enhancements: Version 2.5 offers a redesigned user interface
that streamlines controls and simplifies user functions. The reorganized menu
options properly prioritize functions in a straight forward order. Columns and
bins automatically resize to accommodate

data. Users can now drag and drop EDLs and AAFs files as well as easily change
in and out of page views.

Fine Tuned Controls: “Use Clip Name” feature allows comparison to be made
between two EDLs based on the clip information entered into Avid. The feature
is ideal for situations when there are no source reels such as animators
working with QuickTime movies.” Print” functions for printing VK EDLs and VK
Change Notes have been implemented.

New ilok Support; supports Mac Intel upgrade to OS X 10.4.9

Pricing and Availability:
VK Conformer,
VK2, and VK CNA version 2.5 is available through any

Virtual Katy reseller channel or online at for an MSRP of
395.00 USD, 995.00 USD, and 1495.00 USD respectively. Version 2.5 is a free
update for VK2 and VK CNA owners via the Virtual Katy web site at

For product cross-grades; VK Conformer and VK2 users can upgrade to VK CNA for
$1095.00 and $495 respectively. Change Note Assistant users can upgrade to VK
CNA for $895.00.

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