November 15, 2005 - (Cincinnati) Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced that version 9.1 of Leitch’s VelocityHD ™ non-linear editing (NLE) system is now shipping. This new release enhances the six-time award-winning HD/SD NLE solution with support for the HDV™ high-definition format, variable frame rate processing for content from Panasonic’s® VariCam®, broadened standard-definition format support and more.
VelocityHD™ 9.1 supports direct IEEE-1394 ingest of both 1080i and 720p material from HDV devices. HDV content can be mixed seamlessly with other HD formats on the timeline. New processing for variable frame rate content from the AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camcorder allows the removal of the material’s non-active frames while recording the HD-SDI input stream, enabling support for 24fps VariCam content plus VariCam’s “overcranking” and “undercranking” for in-camera off-speed effects. VelocityHD™ editing enhancements include doubling the number of real-time, full-quality camera angles supported in HD multi-camera editing from two to four.
VelocityHD ™ 9.1’s broadened, standard-definition format flexibility includes direct timeline support for DV25 material from many tapeless recording devices, and DVCPRO25 and DVCPRO50 content from Panasonic’s P2™ media-less memory-based products. VelocityHD™ 9.1 also supports project and media files from Leitch’s standard-definition Velocity™ and VelocityQ™ editing systems.
“Version 9.1 bolsters the high-performance, ‘true real-time’ productivity benefits of VelocityHD™ with broadened format flexibility and support for the unique capabilities of popular acquisition choices such as VariCam and P2,” said Randy Fowlie, Leitch vice president and general manager for Digital Media. “And with new HDV support, VelocityHD™ is the perfect solution for customers needing to combine HDV content with material from higher-bandwidth HD formats without sacrificing performance.”
The VelocityHD™ non-linear editing system combines the innovative Altitude™ hardware platform with the acclaimed Velocity™ software interface, delivering exceptional high-performance, real-time post-production editing flexibility. VelocityHD™ features full-quality, real-time HD playback of multiple video and dynamic graphics streams with true dual-stream, real-time HD transitions and effects. VelocityHD™ supports 1080i, 1080PsF and 720p frame formats at all common frame rates, with mixable compressed and uncompressed video. All VelocityHD™ systems also offer outstanding multi-stream, standard-definition editing performance.
VelocityHD™ version 9.1 is now available as a free download from the Leitch Web site, for all registered VelocityHD™ users.
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments — Digital Media and Infrastructure — Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support. Leitch is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and has 13,400 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
HDV is a trademark of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC). VariCam is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial.