Discreet is shipping edit 6.5, the latest version of its real-time non-linear editing system. Discreet says that the new version of edit offers faster performance, better media management capabilities and additional concurrent real-time effects and graphics.
edit 6.5 includes direct timeline access to combustion 2, the company's visual effects and compositing software, and features multi-layered offline-to-online workflow from edit to Discreet's smoke or fire system for high-resolution non-compressed finishing. The product supports up to three non-compressed graphics layers as well as two streams of non-compressed or compressed video. It supports DTV with 16:9 image capture and playback, serial digital, composite and component I/O.
Multiple timeline layers from edit 6.5 can also be accessed directly from combustion 2, allowing elements to be manipulated and rendered directly into the edit timeline or offloaded to a remote rendering station using free network rendering.
For pricing and information, the Discreet recommends contacting an authorized Discreet reseller, calling Discreet at 800/869-3504 or 514/393-1616, or visiting their web site.