Bauhaus Software Inc., a leading provider of products and technologies for the digital vfx market, announced support for Leitch Technology's
Velocity and VelocityQ NLE platforms in its flagship Mirage product line. Using Leitch's Reality and Quattrus hardware, respectively, to act as a frame buffer for Mirage allows broadcasters and post-production professionals to view the results of their work in real time on an external NTSC/PAL monitor. Mirage also fully supports Velocity and VelocityQ's native .DPS file format, making it much faster to import/export video without the requirements of compressing/decompressing.
Bauhaus Mirage is a realtime video paint, animation and effects system designed for artists. The Mirage environment provides a diverse toolset and a strong, centralized workflow for animated graphics, 2D animation and special effects creation. Designed for projects of any resolution, ranging from HDTV and film to Web video, Mirage provides a common sense, powerful alternative to expensive proprietary solutions and complex software workflows.
"We are thrilled to integrate support for the Leitch suite of editing cards," said Paul Ford, president of Bauhaus. "Mirage running with Velocity or VelocityQ provides an ideal output solution for broadcasters and post professionals seeking to add realtime video paint and rotoscoping to their suite of creation tools."
Built on the Quattrus hardware platform, VelocityQ features realtime, full-quality playback of four streams of video, up to six graphics streams and a choice of two or four channels of 3D DVE. The Quattrus hardware also supports compressed and uncompressed video playback and recording, and includes an integrated SCSI controller, professional I/O, multi-channel audio, video mixing and keying and alpha channel support, all on a single PCI card. Velocity features the same software interface running on the dual-stream Reality hardware, featuring realtime performance of two video streams, two graphics streams and optional single-channel 3D DVE.
"We are pleased that Bauhaus Software has added support for Velocity and VelocityQ to Mirage," said Mike Nann, technical marketing manager for Post Production products at Leitch. "This again demonstrates that the Quattrus and Reality hardware are ideal for developers wanting to integrate high-quality, realtime video I/O into their applications, and the combination of Velocity or VelocityQ with Mirage offers significant benefits for users."
Bauhaus Software (www.bauhaussoftware.com
) was founded to become a leading provider of products and technologies to the digital visual effects and animation markets. Bauhaus is focused on providing professional digital artists with the ultimate tools for producing next-generation visual effects and animation. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Bauhaus employs a team of business executives and engineers gathered from across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Leitch Technology (www.leitch.com
) is a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers extensible products and interoperable systems, enabling operations of any size to achieve a truly integrated content environment.