NewTek Releases Second Version of SpeedEDIT

NewTek is now shipping SpeedEDIT 2. This upgrade to the SpeedEDIT video editor offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced sub-project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering.

“Workflow – it is not like other editors,” says Kristopher DeBolt, owner/chief pixel pusher, Digital Matters Productions. “It is fluid – not rigid and makes it easy to move things around and get things done fast.”

SpeedEDIT 2 works natively for real-time editing with XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, QuickTime, and AC3 Audio. This update also transcodes additional formats, including selected types of AVCHD. Sub-projects now access all of the Control Tree settings for real-time sizing, rotation, and overlay functions on groups of clips as if they were a single video clip. SpeedEDIT 2 also offers improved slow motion, with options for interpolated smoothing or enhanced sharpness. For animators, image sequences are displayed as clips in real-time, with support extended to PNG, BMP, Targa, TIFF, and JPEG files. SpeedEDIT 2 extends real-time preview and playback with output support for Blackmagic Design and other compatible external video devices.

“The pace of production is faster than ever, and editors appreciate a workflow that is intuitive, flexible, and easy-to-use,” said John Perkins, lead software engineer, SpeedEDIT, NewTek. “SpeedEDIT 2 avoids the unnecessary steps required in other editing solutions, and now offers more versatility with cutting and layering for editors and animators.”

SpeedEDIT 2 is available for $995, with an upgrade price of $249 for SpeedEDIT and VT[5] owners.

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