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Digidesign Announces Virtual Katy VK Conformer Promotion at NAB 2006

To offer free version of popular VK Conformer auto conform software (April 25, 2006)

Digidesign is pleased to announce it has partnered with Virtual Katy Development Limited ( to offer a free version of their popular VK Conformer auto conform software to all purchasers of new Pro Tools|HD Core systems and DV Toolkit 2?a $395 value. Digidesign will demonstrate the new Virtual Katy solution on the Avid Booth #SL701. Additionally, Virtual Katy will be on hand to demonstrate VK Conformer as well as their other auto conform and change management solution, VK2, on the Avid Partner Pavilion booth #SL1513F.

VK Conformer is an auto-conform workhorse designed for conforming and nondestructively recompiling Pro Tools® sessions in post production applications. Users can import an Avid® Change Note or CMX 3600 Edit Decision List (EDL) into Pro Tools and conform the session to match the picture cut exactly. VK Conformer offers a powerful means of accelerating a Pro Tools post production workflow. Features include: support for EDLs and Change Notes; List Cleaner?eliminates unwanted elements from lists; Preview Mode?enables you to preview and modify region boundaries before committing to the conform; Conform?identifies necessary sound file changes and automatically re-syncs the Pro Tools session. ?VK Conformer will shave hours if not days off the amount of time sound editors spend syncing their Pro Tools session, comments Virtual Katy founder and head of research and development John McKay.

In addition, Pro Tools|HD and DV Toolkit 2 customers who receive VK Conformer will be eligible to try a free, 30-day demo of VK2, Virtual Katys ultimate auto-conform and change management solution. VK2 automates the process of re-editing a Pro Tools session to match updates made by picture editors working on the same project in parallel. This application easily surpasses its peers in terms of processing speed, tracing, and comparison engine techniques. ?Whereas VK Conformer is fast, VK2 is addictive, adds McKay. ?Every auto conform and change management function we could think of is in VK2. With VK2, I can pretty much guarantee that Pro Tools users will never dread another conform session again."

VK2 Features
?Extensive format support?EDLs, Avid Cut Lists and Change Notes, and OMF®/AAF files
?Preview Mode?preview changes before committing to the conform
?Version History?view the entire history of a shot
?Drag-and-drop import, including groups of lists
?List Cleaner?parse unwanted elements or split video and audio elements
?Analysis?compare differences between current and previous files; compare multiple lists and versions
?Advisory?find deleted material returning to the cut
?Enhanced processing speed?up to 2,500 edits over ten reels in one second
?Change lists generated from EDLs?ensure accuracy even under tight deadlines

After the 30-day demo, Digidesign customers who receive VK Conformer as part of their Pro Tools purchase can upgrade to VK2 for $500, a $100 discount off the standard MSRP upgrade price of $600. Upgrade purchases can be made directly from the Virtual Katy web site ( or through an authorized Virtual Katy reseller. Even if they upgrade to the full version of VK 2, customers will still have a fully functioning copy of VK Conformer.

For more information, visit Digidesigns website at or Virtual Katys web site at

About Virtual Katy Development Limited
Virtual Katy Development Limited is a New Zealand based software developer focused on delivering innovative solutions for the postproduction world. Their flagship product, VK, is a battle hardened program designed for audio professionals.

For more information, please visit their web site at

About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio professionals, is a business unit of Digidesign.

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Related Keywords:Digidesign, Virtual Katy, VK Conformer, Pro Tools|HD Core, DV Toolkit 2, Avid, VK2, conforming, Change Note, CMX 3600 Edit Decision List, sound editors,

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