NewTek to Debut Video Toaster [2] at NAB 2001

Final Feature List, Shipping Date Announced for World's First Live, Real-time,

Uncompressed PC-based Video Production Environment Under $5,000



LAS VEGAS, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Conference,

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from NewTek

April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D
 animation products, today announced that it will debut Video Toaster [2], its
 revolutionary desktop video effects, editing and live switching system at the
 2001 NAB Conference (booth #S4837), being held here April 23 through April 26.
 The company also announced the final feature list, pricing and shipping dates
 for the much-anticipated PC-compatible successor to the original Amiga-based
 Video Toaster.
     Video Toaster [2] introduces a number of important new capabilities,
 notably tight integration among all components:  live switching, real-time
 nonlinear editing of compressed and uncompressed media, as well as Internet
 streaming of both edited productions and live events.  In all, Video Toaster
 [2] represents the fastest, most versatile, easiest to use and highest quality
 video production environment available at any price.
     "Never before have so many professional video tools been integrated into
 one low-cost product," said Tim Jenison, CEO and founder of NewTek. "Video
 Toaster [2] is a powerful, live, real-time environment that's just fun to
 use."
 
     A Complete, Powerful and Easy-to-Use TV Studio-in-a-Box
     Video Toaster [2] includes all the equipment needed to create and
 distribute television.  Its tightly integrated environment enables close
 communication between the recorder, player, switcher, proc-amps, editor,
 still-store, CG and other included tools used for editing, effects, graphics
 and other video production functions.
     Video Toaster [2] capitalizes on NewTek's vast experience with video
 integration to combine an affordable, fast and easy-to-use live production
 environment for post-production and Internet streaming.  Among the highlights
 of Video Toaster [2] that will be demonstrated at NAB are the following:
 
     -- Toaster Switcher(TM):  Eight component, eight Y/C, or up to
        24 composite inputs, or any mix of the three types, can be switched
        live to tape, to disk or to the Internet -- a degree of flexibility
        unmatched in any other video editor on the market.
     -- SX-8(TM) Switcher Expansion Module:  At the heart of the Toaster
        Switcher(TM) is the SX-8 module, the world's most versatile
        breakout-box, with 100 audio, video and data connectors. This 5-unit
        rack-mountable chassis provides access to a full range of component,
        Y/C and composite video; balanced and unbalanced audio.
     -- ToasterEdit(TM):  Any and all functions of Video Toaster [2] are
        available in real-time, including live switching, audio mixing, color
        correction and playback of ToasterEdit projects.
     -- Internet streaming:  Only Video Toaster [2] offers Internet streaming
         of both a live switch and a produced project.
     -- LightWave Express(TM):  For video producers, 3D capability is a "must
        have" -- and LightWave Express, based on NewTek's award-winning
        LightWave [6.5], makes it easy to create flying logos, broadcast
        graphics, 3D compositing and gorgeous 3D animations while maintaining
        power and flexibility.
     -- Aura 2(TM):  The latest version of NewTek's successful video paint
        system, Aura 2 puts painting, compositing and 2D animation tools within
        easy reach of video producers and computer artists.
     -- DV native support:  Import DV clips via Firewire and drop them into the
        storyboard for real-time editing, or onto the switcher as a source.
     -- Uncompressed or compressed:  Video Toaster [2] supports the full
        spectrum of video, from broadcast-quality, pristine uncompressed
        601 video, to DV and MJPEG, to highly compressed half-resolution
        captures -- and everything in between.
     -- Speed Razor:  in-sync Speed Razor, one of video's most widely accepted
        timeline editors, offers unlimited video and audio layers in timeline
        editing for fast, precise control of all media assets.
     -- Flexible architecture:  Video Toaster [2] is designed so that all
        modules work as plug-ins.  As a result, all popular video and graphic
        file types can be easily recognized and shared among components,
        leading to versatile multi-format editing and streaming support.
     -- Internal TBC/Genlock:  One of the many ways that Video Toaster [2]
        saves users' money is its ability to use any camera in a multi-camera
        environment, from consumer camcorders all the way to component
        broadcast gear, without needing to externally sync cameras.
     -- Proc amps:  Each input has its own video processing amplifier (proc
        amp), ensuring that the color, brightness and tint of all cameras match
        while performing a multi-camera shoot.
     -- Cross Keyer(TM) technology:  An exclusive feature of Video Toaster [2],
        the Cross Keyer(TM) technology lets users paint right in the
        vectorscope window to select a multiple range of chroma key colors -- a
        capability especially helpful when dealing with less-than-ideal
        lighting or backgrounds.
 
     Price and Availability
     The NTSC version of Video Toaster [2] is scheduled to ship on
 July 31, 2001, with a suggested retail price of $4,995.  Video Toaster [2]
 will be available worldwide through authorized NewTek dealers. Visit
 www.newtek.com for a dealer near you. (Features subject to change without
 notice)
 
     About NewTek
     With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of
 full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools.  NewTek
 launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the
 legendary Video Toaster.  The company's products are now used worldwide on
 projects ranging from home video, broadcast television and feature films.
 Recent film and television projects using NewTek software include Charlie's
 Angels, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6th Day, Red Planet, X-Men The Movie,
 Pitch Black, Shakespeare In Love, the latest James Bond film: Bond 19 "The
 World Is not Enough, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Voyager, Star
 Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Ally McBeal and Family Law.  Recent game
 titles include Daikatana, Deus EX, Torment, HALO and Kiss Psycho Circus.
 Phone:  210-370-8000, fax:  210-370-8001, website: http://www.newtek.com or
 http://www.videotoaster.com.
     NOTE:  Video Toaster, Aura and LightWave 3D, are trademark of NewTek.  All
 other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE NewTek
April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D
 animation products, today announced that it will debut Video Toaster [2], its
 revolutionary desktop video effects, editing and live switching system at the
 2001 NAB Conference (booth #S4837), being held here April 23 through April 26.
 The company also announced the final feature list, pricing and shipping dates
 for the much-anticipated PC-compatible successor to the original Amiga-based
 Video Toaster.
     Video Toaster [2] introduces a number of important new capabilities,
 notably tight integration among all components:  live switching, real-time
 nonlinear editing of compressed and uncompressed media, as well as Internet
 streaming of both edited productions and live events.  In all, Video Toaster
 [2] represents the fastest, most versatile, easiest to use and highest quality
 video production environment available at any price.
     "Never before have so many professional video tools been integrated into
 one low-cost product," said Tim Jenison, CEO and founder of NewTek. "Video
 Toaster [2] is a powerful, live, real-time environment that's just fun to
 use."
 
     A Complete, Powerful and Easy-to-Use TV Studio-in-a-Box
     Video Toaster [2] includes all the equipment needed to create and
 distribute television.  Its tightly integrated environment enables close
 communication between the recorder, player, switcher, proc-amps, editor,
 still-store, CG and other included tools used for editing, effects, graphics
 and other video production functions.
     Video Toaster [2] capitalizes on NewTek's vast experience with video
 integration to combine an affordable, fast and easy-to-use live production
 environment for post-production and Internet streaming.  Among the highlights
 of Video Toaster [2] that will be demonstrated at NAB are the following:
 
     -- Toaster Switcher(TM):  Eight component, eight Y/C, or up to
        24 composite inputs, or any mix of the three types, can be switched
        live to tape, to disk or to the Internet -- a degree of flexibility
        unmatched in any other video editor on the market.
     -- SX-8(TM) Switcher Expansion Module:  At the heart of the Toaster
        Switcher(TM) is the SX-8 module, the world's most versatile
        breakout-box, with 100 audio, video and data connectors. This 5-unit
        rack-mountable chassis provides access to a full range of component,
        Y/C and composite video; balanced and unbalanced audio.
     -- ToasterEdit(TM):  Any and all functions of Video Toaster [2] are
        available in real-time, including live switching, audio mixing, color
        correction and playback of ToasterEdit projects.
     -- Internet streaming:  Only Video Toaster [2] offers Internet streaming
         of both a live switch and a produced project.
     -- LightWave Express(TM):  For video producers, 3D capability is a "must
        have" -- and LightWave Express, based on NewTek's award-winning
        LightWave [6.5], makes it easy to create flying logos, broadcast
        graphics, 3D compositing and gorgeous 3D animations while maintaining
        power and flexibility.
     -- Aura 2(TM):  The latest version of NewTek's successful video paint
        system, Aura 2 puts painting, compositing and 2D animation tools within
        easy reach of video producers and computer artists.
     -- DV native support:  Import DV clips via Firewire and drop them into the
        storyboard for real-time editing, or onto the switcher as a source.
     -- Uncompressed or compressed:  Video Toaster [2] supports the full
        spectrum of video, from broadcast-quality, pristine uncompressed
        601 video, to DV and MJPEG, to highly compressed half-resolution
        captures -- and everything in between.
     -- Speed Razor:  in-sync Speed Razor, one of video's most widely accepted
        timeline editors, offers unlimited video and audio layers in timeline
        editing for fast, precise control of all media assets.
     -- Flexible architecture:  Video Toaster [2] is designed so that all
        modules work as plug-ins.  As a result, all popular video and graphic
        file types can be easily recognized and shared among components,
        leading to versatile multi-format editing and streaming support.
     -- Internal TBC/Genlock:  One of the many ways that Video Toaster [2]
        saves users' money is its ability to use any camera in a multi-camera
        environment, from consumer camcorders all the way to component
        broadcast gear, without needing to externally sync cameras.
     -- Proc amps:  Each input has its own video processing amplifier (proc
        amp), ensuring that the color, brightness and tint of all cameras match
        while performing a multi-camera shoot.
     -- Cross Keyer(TM) technology:  An exclusive feature of Video Toaster [2],
        the Cross Keyer(TM) technology lets users paint right in the
        vectorscope window to select a multiple range of chroma key colors -- a
        capability especially helpful when dealing with less-than-ideal
        lighting or backgrounds.
 
     Price and Availability
     The NTSC version of Video Toaster [2] is scheduled to ship on
 July 31, 2001, with a suggested retail price of $4,995.  Video Toaster [2]
 will be available worldwide through authorized NewTek dealers. Visit
 www.newtek.com for a dealer near you. (Features subject to change without
 notice)
 
     About NewTek
     With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of
 full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools.  NewTek
 launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the
 legendary Video Toaster.  The company's products are now used worldwide on
 projects ranging from home video, broadcast television and feature films.
 Recent film and television projects using NewTek software include Charlie's
 Angels, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6th Day, Red Planet, X-Men The Movie,
 Pitch Black, Shakespeare In Love, the latest James Bond film: Bond 19 "The
 World Is not Enough, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Voyager, Star
 Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Ally McBeal and Family Law.  Recent game
 titles include Daikatana, Deus EX, Torment, HALO and Kiss Psycho Circus.
 Phone:  210-370-8000, fax:  210-370-8001, website: http://www.newtek.com or
 http://www.videotoaster.com.
     NOTE:  Video Toaster, Aura and LightWave 3D, are trademark of NewTek.  All
 other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  NewTek