NewTek Ships SpeedEDIT Version 1.5

Inc., manufacturer of video and 3D animation products, announced

the availability of SpeedEDIT version 1.5, the latest upgrade to its resolution independent video editor designed to allow video producers unrivaled
editing creativity and speed for all projects, including DV, HDV or uncompressed
video. SpeedEDIT version 1.5 is currently available for $495 USD, and is being
offered as a free update to current SpeedEDIT owners.

1.5 builds upon our position of making the process of video editing faster and
more enjoyable than ever before by further refining key components of
workflow,” said Mike Watkins, NewTek’s lead software engineer for
SpeedEDIT. “Of particular note is our introduction of technology that
allows project files to be used directly in any application that can read an
AVI file, bypassing the time consuming rendering steps that are traditionally

New SpeedEDIT
1.5 capabilities include an AVI-Wrapper and Pegasys TMPGEnc plug-in allows
SpeedEDIT projects to be used within external applications without any
rendering to intermediate files. Microsoft Windows Media Video 11 file writing
is upgraded to support VBR and multi-pass encoding. There is an enhanced VST
plug-in with support for program presets, additional rendering presets for web
video files, and new video effects.

There are numerous performance and workflow
upgrades including dramatic improvements in both rendering quality and speed
for high definition projects. There is added robustness and error detection
when printing to tape. There is an enhanced Targa Sequence support, greater
responsiveness on numerous operations, including transport control, marker
insertion and more, ias well as increased manipulation and workflow of project and local
markers, and improved support for


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