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Leitch Introduces New Lower-cost Model of VelocityQ NLE (5/8/2004)

Leitch Technology Corporation (TSX:LTV) announced today the immediate availability of the VelocityQ(tm) 0x4, a new low-cost model of the industry award-winning VelocityQ multi-stream non-linear editing system.

VelocityQ 0x4 becomes the entry-level model of Leitch's VelocityQ standard-definition post production editing family, alongside the existing VelocityQ 2x4 and VelocityQ 4x4 models. VelocityQ 0x4 combines the powerful, flexible and intuitive Velocity(r) software with the Quattrus(tm) multi-stream real-time hardware, forming a tightly integrated, advanced multi-layer NLE solution that delivers an exceptional combination of real-time power, quality and affordability. VelocityQ 0x4 features guaranteed real-time, full-quality playback of four streams of video - in any combination of compressed or uncompressed - and up to six graphics streams.

VelocityQ harnesses this power into an intuitive, flexible and customizable interface that makes even the most complex editing tasks easy. The comprehensive feature set includes integrated, full-quality four-camera multicam editing; 3- and 4-point editing; real-time filters such as color correction and speed changes; hundreds of customizable real-time transitions; timeline integration with eyeon's(tm) included Digital Fusion DFX+(tm) compositing software; optional OMF and AAF interoperability; and the unique EyeCon View(tm) timeline interface tool. The powerful Virtual Tape File System(tm) also makes VelocityQ 0x4 ideal as a digital disk recorder or graphics output platform.

VelocityQ 0x4 provides a full complement of flexible professional AV I/O including component, composite and Y/C analogue video, as well as balanced and unbalanced analog audio. SDI video I/O with AES/EBU digital audio is available as an option. DV I/O is supported through OHCI-compliant IEEE-1394 interface cards. An optional BOB-5400 breakout box consolidates all of these connections in a convenient rack-mount form factor and adds such features such as RS-232 to RS-422 conversion for device control.

A choice of optional two-channel (Q3DX29(tm)) or four-channel (Q3DX4(tm)) 3D DVE modules gives VelocityQ 0x4 the same powerful effects capabilities as the VelocityQ 2x4 and VelocityQ 4x4 models, respectively. These optional modules provide real-time 3D effects - including perspectives, warps and rotations - plus real-time masks, chroma/luma keying and additional effects.

"The broadening of the VelocityQ line with the new VelocityQ 0x4 allows editors to take advantage of our guaranteed real-time multi-stream performance, while choosing the level of effects capabilities that best meets their needs," said Brad Nogar, Leitch vice president and general manager for post production. "The lower cost of entry to the VelocityQ family now also makes multi-stream non-linear editing accessible to an even wider range of post production professionals."

VelocityQ 0x4 is available as a boardset-and-software bundle for installation into a Windows(r) 2000 or Windows(r) XP workstation. Leitch Quattrus cards and DVE modules are also available on an OEM basis to third party developers wanting to integrate high-quality, real-time video I/O hardware into their own products and applications.

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