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Digital Origin Ships EditDV 2.0 For Windows

Digital Origin is shipping EditDV 2.0 for Windows, its latest version of EditDV providing digital video (DV) editing capability for Windows 95/98 NT users.

EditDV 2.0 for Windows supports third-party plug-ins, providing access to a host of third-party special effects. It includes native multi-processor support, enabling speed advantage on multi-processor machines, as well as productivity-enhancing features for DV editors such as batch capture, improved editing from the timeline, and built-in export to Web video formats.

"EditDV 2.0 is a tool every Windows DV editor should have," said Tom Fristoe, Digital Origin's vice president of marketing and business development.

"We've taken EditDV-- the best DV editor available on the Macintosh platform -- and optimized it for Windows users, providing them with the tools they need to be creative, productive, and more successful."

EditDV's open architecture enables direct support for QuickTime and QuickTime Effects and lets users access QT Export for direct export to popular Web streaming formats.

With native multi-processor support, EditDV 2.0 for Windows gives users nearly twice the rendering speed on dual-processor machines, the company says. Dissolves taking 7.8 seconds on a 500 mhz single-processor machine can now be accomplished in 4.3 seconds with EditDV 2.0 running on a dual-processor system.

Improvements in processor performance will yield corresponding improvements in EditDV rendering speed.

EditDV 2.0 for Windows also includes batch capture, allowing the user to log clips while viewing footage. It captures entire projects in a single pass and saves disk space by enabling the user to easily archive and move projects to different computers as needed.

Improved editing from the timeline and more tools for directly manipulating clips from the timeline are also featured in EditDV 2.0. as well as clip linking and multiple selection for dragging, and roll and ripple editing from the sequencer.

EditDV 2.0 for Windows includes the EditDV 2.0 software application; Digital Origin PhotoDV for still image capture and manipulation; Sonic Foundry Sound Forge XP 4.5 for audio recording, resampling and manipulation; Pixelan Spicerack ProLite plug-in effects; and a Digital Origin 1394 FireWire (i.Link) interface card and cable.

The suggested retail price of EditDV 2.0 for Windows is $799; a software-only version is available for $599. Registered users of EditDV 1.0 for Windows can upgrade to 2.0 for $99.