Leitch Ships Version 9.1 of VelocityQ

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Last Updated: June 14, 2005 5:39 pm GMT
(TORONTO) Leitch Technology Corporation (TSX:LTV), a leading provider of SD/HD solutions for the professional digital video industry, today announced that version 9.1 of VelocityQ™, Leitch's award-winning standard-definition, post production non-linear editing system, is now shipping.


Version 9.1 of VelocityQ features new tools for color correction, collaborative workflows, and audio processing, plus broadened media format support - including direct support for DV25 and DVCPRO content from Panasonic's P2 series of products - and a wide range of user interface enhancements. For more details about the new features in VelocityQ 9.1, visit http://www.leitch.com/VQ9.

"With the release of version 9.1, VelocityQ takes another major leap forward in its renowned editing capabilities," said Randy Fowlie, Leitch vice president and general manager for Digital Media. "Existing VelocityQ users have been eagerly awaiting these enhancements since we first introduced them in our VelocityHD™ high-definition editing platform, and the new features and broadened format support make VelocityQ attractive to an even wider range of new customers."

"VelocityQ's true real-time performance has enabled us to produce more television spots through faster editing and a stable working environment, and we're excited to see the benefits that version 9.1 will bring us in terms of new functionality and easier workflow," said John David Hutton of PlattForm Advertising, a Kansas-based agency with eight VelocityQ systems driving their Video Production department. "The new user profile functions and Detect 'n Collect feature will prove invaluable for our multi-user collaborative workflow, while the new Interactive Editing paradigm boosts timeline efficiency by letting us adjust clips without stopping real-time playback. Plus, the new floating DVE window and enhanced effects keyframer will allow us to polish and refine our DVE animations in ways traditionally found only in compositors."

VelocityQ combines the Velocity software with the Quattrus™ multi-stream, real-time non-linear editing hardware, forming a tightly integrated, multi-layer, standard-definition NLE solution. VelocityQ features real-time, full-quality playback of four streams of compressed or uncompressed video, up to six graphics streams, and optionally two or four channels of 3D DVE. VelocityQ 9.1 is available as fully integrated, "ready to run" turnkey solutions, or as boardset-and-software bundles for installation into qualified Microsoft® Windows XP® Professional workstations. Upgrades to version 9.1 are available for existing VelocityQ users through authorized Leitch post production resellers. U.S. customers can also order VelocityQ 9.1 software upgrades directly from the Leitch e-Store at www.leitch.com.


About Leitch Technology
Leitch Technology is a 34-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers products and systems that enable operations of any size to streamline workflow, achieving a truly Integrated Content Environment for content production, processing, transmission, management and test and measurement. With a sole focus on and commitment to the television industry, Leitch provides premium customer support. (www.leitch.com)

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