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Leitch Announces VelocityHD "Take the High Road" Tour

Seminars to include eight cities in the U.S. and Canada this fall (August 04, 2004)

Leitch Technology today announced the "Take the High Road" tour, bringing informative seminars featuring its revolutionary new VelocityHD HD/SD non-linear editing system to eight cities in the United States and Canada this fall.

Attendees will experience the power of full-quality, high-performance HD/SD editing with VelocityHD, and see in person why VelocityHD was honored with a remarkable six awards at NAB 2004. "Take the High Road" tour sessions include in-depth demonstrations of VelocityHD, presentations from partners and sponsors (including a demonstration of eyeon Software's latest enhancements to Digital Fusion and DFX+), and special appearances by industry experts.

Tour dates include:

Toronto, ON - Tuesday, September 21

New York, NY - Wednesday, September 22

Atlanta, GA - Tuesday, September 28

Orlando, FL - Thursday, September 30

Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday, October 5

Vancouver, BC - Thursday, October 7

Dallas, TX - Tuesday, October 12

Chicago, IL - Thursday, October 14

Guest speakers will include respected post production professional and industry analyst Oliver Peters, currently a contributing editor to Videography Magazine, and commercial director Bill O'Neil.

Peters has worked in radio, television, film and interactive media since 1970 and has extensive experience in post production. Peters' editing experience includes films, commercials and various broadcast and non-broadcast entertainment and informational programs. Peters will be speaking at the New York, Atlanta and Orlando stops on the tour.

O'Neil worked for ten years in Los Angeles in effects and animation - including stop motion animation of the Pillsbury Doughboy - and also directed segments for Pee Wee's Playhouse, before forming his own production company in Chicago. Acquiring most of his material in high definition, O'Neil is experienced in the intricacies of HD production. O'Neil creates local and national commercial spots and promos for clients including Turtle Wax, Midway Games, Chicago Wolves Hockey and NBC. O'Neil will be speaking at the Toronto and Chicago stops on the tour. Other guest speakers will be announced soon on the Leitch Web site.

Tour partners and sponsors include eyeon Software, Post Magazine and IBM.

VelocityHD combines the innovative Altitude hardware platform with an enhanced version of the acclaimed Velocity software interface, bringing guaranteed, full-quality, real-time editing performance to the HD realm at a remarkable price point. VelocityHD features full-quality HD playback of two video streams, two dynamic graphics streams, true dual-stream real-time HD transitions and effects, and optional 3D effects with the A3DX DVE daughtercard. VelocityHD supports 1080i, 1080PsF and 720p frame formats at all common frame rates, with mixable compressed and uncompressed video, and outstanding multi-stream standard-definition editing performance.

For more information, or to register for the tour, please visit

About Leitch
Leitch Technology is a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers the most extensible products and interoperable systems, enabling operations of any size to achieve a truly Integrated Content Environment. Leitch is the most trusted name for increasing performance and productivity through solutions that streamline workflow of content production, processing, transmission and management. With a sole focus on and commitment to the television industry, Leitch provides unparalleled customer support. (

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