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EditDV Tailored For Dual Power Mac

Digital Origin announced Wednesday a free upgrade to its content creation and streaming media authoring tool EditDV which is fully optimized for Apple's new dual-processor Power Macintosh.

EditDV uses Digital Origin's scalable software codec designed specifically for the DV format. This enables EditDV, already compatible with the new Power Macintosh systems, to achieve maximum performance on the new dual-processor systems.

"Because our video codec is entirely software-based, our tools - which already offer the fastest rendering times in the market - can easily leverage any performance increase in host processors like those recently announced by Apple. By integrating this scalable performance into our products, Digital Origin is maximizing the huge investment our customers make in their hardware systems, said Mike Micheletti, Product Manager for Digital Origin.

Digital Origin offers a suite of products for video still capture, motion capture, non-linear editing and post production with tools for automated export to the web, DVD, CD-ROM or tape.

The updated codec is available to registered EditDV 2.0 owners free of charge from www.digitalorigin.com.

The EditDV package includes the EditDV software application, Digital Origin RotoDV for painting and special effects, Digital Origin PhotoDV for still image capture, Media Cleaner EZ 4.0 from Terran Interactive, SpiceRack Pro Lite from Pixelan Software, and a Digital Origin 1394 IEEE FireWire card and cable for $599. A software-only version is available for $499.