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Virtual Katy Introduces VK Connect

Manages file based workflows for audio post; straightforward project management for facilities using Digidesign Pro Tools (April 10, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-10--For Immediate Release

Manages file based workflows for audio post; straightforward project management for facilities using Digidesign Pro Tools

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2007– Virtual Katy™ Development Limited, a Digidesign® development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, today announced VK Connect, an enterprise application for managing media workflows in audio post facilities. VK Connect bridges the gap between the sequence-oriented picture editing world and session-structured audio post world. By implementing a project management methodology, the two different file-based workflows are organized into a logical framework of tasks, statuses, and media management processes. The end result is an extremely organized exchange of audio editing assignments, centralized hand-off of projects, simplified reporting of assignment status, and highly controlled media and data exchange. Audio editors gain a clear view of assignments and are provided with the necessary media and correct versions; post supervisors can centralize project assignments and review statuses. 

The new VK Connect solution can be seen at NAB 2007, held in Las Vegas NV from April 16 – 19, on the Virtual Katy stand SL1413F (Avid Partner Pavilion).

”With the proliferation of formats and tools, the key thing in audio post is to manage the process to maximize creativity  - VK Connect does just that.” comments John McKay, Virtual Katy CEO and Founder. “VK Connect provides audio post facilities a user-friendly environment that fosters creativity and manages the chaos that can ensue in our demanding industry. It’s about everyone staying on the same page.”

VK Connect drives a common path for the uniquely different picture and sound post workflows by deconstructing the sequence for audio post supervisors and editors. Sound post supervisors can assign scenes or sequences to sound editors as specific tasks. From the VK Connect central administration server, sound supervisors can track the status of those assignments, view works in progress, and manage a variety of media versions; providing a clear and global view of the project as it moves through post production. In addition, the centralized server safeguards against potential project loss in the event of individual workstation or drive failure. Further, the VK Connect application superbly manages version control by ensuring all assigned audio editing tasks are populated with the correct picture data and media. The VK Connect environment has been designed to integrate seamlessly for users, so as to minimize time required in constructing the workflow.

Highlights of VK Connect

- Project Manager: VK Connect brings project management to the Pro Tools systems. From the VK Connect Admin, supervisors can assign tasks for specific sequences, monitor progress, and organize a birds eye view of the soundtrack project as a whole. VK Connect keeps sound editors informed of assignments, and any changes to them, as well as providing them with the means to easily and quickly submit their status and updated files.

- Version Control: VK Connect manages scenes and sessions from picture to audio. VK Connect ensures that the audio team as a whole is working on the right media at the right time. No more audio editors working on an outdated picture, or post supervisors spending hours trying to locate projects to review.

- File Management Infrastructure: The core architecture provides a media sharing and management structure enabling audio facilities to easily work with picture sequences and trace works-in-progress right to the finished soundtrack. Media and projects are centralized to safeguard against workstation failures as well as to provide a view into the project as a whole.

VK Connect will ship in Q2 of 2007. VK Connect is a software only server and client solution and is available as an ASP service or on an install basis.

For more information about Virtual Katy products or for imagery, please contact Janice Dolan at [email protected]

About Virtual Katy Development Limited
Virtual Katy Development Limited is a Los Angeles, California-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.

Virtual Katy, the Virtual Katy logo and VK are registered trademarks or trademarks of Virtual Katy Development Limited. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information on Virtual Katy Development Limited visit or contact:

Zazil Media Group
Janice Dolan
(p) +1 617 817 6595
(e) [email protected]


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