March 13
Digital Origin Upgrades EditDV to 2.0
Adds third-party plug-in support and Web export

by David Nagel
Senior producer

Digital Origin, Mountain View, Calif., will begin shipping version 2.0 of its EditDV desktop video editing system within the next 60 days. The new version will add support for third-party plugins; direct export to Web streaming formats; slip, slide and ripple editing from the timeline; improved camera compatibility; and a new track keyer for improved luma keying.

The software, which is optimized for DV-format editing—in fact, DV is its native format—includes direct support for the QuickTime Effects plug-in architecture. The export for Web streaming feature lets users access QT Export for saving movies directly to formats like QuickTime, Sorenson, AVI, Cinepak and others. The timeline editing feature delivers improved editing from the timeline and more tools for directly manipulating clips from the timeline, with features like clip linking, multiple selection for dragging and roll and ripple editing from the sequencer.

Digital Origin says EditDV now supports all DV camcorders and that users running Mac OS 9.0.2 can use EditDV with Apple's built-in OHCI FireWire ports.

The EditDV 2.0 package includes the EditDV software application, Digital Origin RotoDV for painting and special effects, Digital Origin PhotoDV for still image capture, SpiceRack Pro Lite from Pixelan Software, Media Cleaner EZ 4.0 from Terran Interactive, and a Digital Origin 1394 IEEE FireWire card and cable. EditDV 2.0 can be purchased for $799. A software-only version is available for $599. The product is scheduled to ship in the next 60 days.

Those who purchased EditDV after Feb. 5 will receive a free upgrade. Other registered users can upgrade for $99. The upgrade includes EditDV and Media Cleaner EZ 4.0 software on CD-ROM, a printed EditDV User Guide, a new online tutorial with sample projects, and free shipping in the United States. For more information on the product or the upgrade, visit Digital Origin at http://www.digitalorigin.com.

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