NewTek’s VT[5] implements virtual set technology

NewTek, Inc., 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] 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.”

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.

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]

The VT[5] system is available at an MSRP of $4,995.
Current owners of any previous version may upgrade their software for $1,495.

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