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NewTek Ships VT[5]

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of video and 3D animation products,
has 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] 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] system.

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.

The VT[5] system is available through the NewTek Authorized Reseller
channel at an MSRP of US$4,995. Current owners of any previous version
may upgrade their software for US$1,495 and are encouraged to view the NewTek web site for extensive
information on enhancements, features and technical specifications.

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