Cambridge, MA (December 22, 2006)–Virtual Katy Development Limited, a Digidesign development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, has announced that the Virtual Katy product line is available for the new Macintosh Intel processors. In addition to supporting the new Intel-based Mac systems, Virtual Katy plans to maintain backward compatibility with qualified PowerPC-based Mac systems.
“The majority of our customers work on the Mac platform, and it is paramount to our business that we support the latest hardware developments from Apple,” said Virtual Katy founder and president, John McKay. “Users will definitely be pleased with the enhanced performance–Virtual Katy is incredibly fast.”
Virtual Katy offers three products for the audio post market: VK Conformer, VK2 and VK CNA. VK Conformer is Virtual Katy’s auto conform workhorse. Designed for the sole purpose of non-destructively conforming and recompiling Pro Tools sessions, VK Conformer is cut from the original battle-hardened Virtual Katy software, which was put to the test on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. VK Conformer is available on the Virtual Katy website and through the Virtual Katy reseller channel for $395. Digidesign’s special promotion offers VK Conformer free of charge with all purchases of Pro Tools|HD and DV ToolKit 2.
VK2 is a change-management tool. Users can analyze all major formats, preview changes, trace historical elements, rebalance movies, and process up to 2,500 picture edits in less than a second. Packaged with all of the features VK2 is available on the Virtual Katy website and through the Virtual Katy reseller channel for $995.
VK CNA is the auto-conform and change-management solution for audio post, video and film. A marriage of the Change Note Assistant technology with the VK change-management platform, the VK CNA product offers all of the VK2 features and functionality combined with the Change Note Assistant algorithms, and support for AAF. VK CNA is available through the Virtual Katy dealers and on the Virtual Katy website for $1,495.