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NewTek Introduces Serial Digital Switching for VT[4] Live! at IBC 2006

Live SDI production now affordable for broadcasters
Amsterdam - IBC 2006(9/15/2006) -

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, demonstrated the Serial Digital (SDI) switcher option for VT[4] LIVE! at IBC 2006 in Amsterdam. The VT[4] LIVE! is an integrated production suite that offers live switching and web streaming of up to 24-composite, 8-components, Y/C or SDI inputs. VT[4] includes overlay titling, real-time keying, and automated clip playback, with simultaneous output to video, projector and web stream. Post production capability includes Real-Time video editing, video painting, 3D modeling, rendering and animation. VT[4]?s uncompressed component I/O brings affordable, unsurpassed video quality with four-channel audio.

?VT[4] has become the live production choice of many high end broadcasters in Europe and around the globe,? said Philip Nelson, NewTek Vice President of Sales and Video Marketing. ?of the SX-SDI Switcher option will allow our current and new customers to integrate VT[4] into even more of their broadcast pipeline.?

?Nearly half of the broadcasters in Italy are using VT[4] for live and post-production,? said Roberto Musso, Broadcast Market Specialist with NewTek Europe. ?With the release of SDI switching we will be able to fully integrate VT[4] in high end live broadcast television facilities.?

VT[4] LIVE! features include:
? VT-Pro(TM) Card, Software, SX-84(TM) Switcher Expansion and the RS-8(TM) Remote Switcher
? SX-SDI(TM) Optional 8-input SDI switcher
? Live Switching of up to 8 component, 8 Y/C, or 24 composite sources, with Audio support, Alpha, and Genlock
? Stream live events or finished productions to the web in real-time
? Integrated TBC and Proc Amps for each input
? Integrated timeline and storyboard editing
? Real-time keyframeable color correction and blur
? Multi-format and multi-standard editing, with standards conversion on the fly in real-time
? Real-time playback of compressed and uncompressed clips
? Real-time 3D transitions, slow motion and reverse, chroma and luma keying DVD
? Authoring with instant project import and playback
? iVGA turns external computers into switcher inputs across the network
? Real-time DV out
? 2D video paint with pixel tracking, filters, more
? LightWave 3D, award-winning 3D graphics and animation

The 8-input SDI switcher connects serially to the SX-84, allowing input of SDI as well as component, Y/C and composite signals

Pricing and Availability
VT[4] Live! SDI Switcher is available this fall starting at $4,995 US (4,995 ? + VAT).For more information, please visit http://www.newtek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000. To locate a NewTek Authorized Reseller, please visit http://www.newtek.com/dealers, or to locate a NewTek International Distributor, please visit http://www.newtek.com/dealers/international.php

About NewTek and NewTek Europe
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation and visual effects tools including TriCaster?, VT[4]?, SpeedEDIT?, 3D Arsenal? and LightWave 3D?.
NewTek Europe, Located near Bordeaux, France, handles NewTek?s distribution, communication and support for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

NewTek, Inc.
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