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    Coming Soon - Raylight Ultra 1.3
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    Raylight Ultra 1.3 will be out in a month or so. This is planned to be a free update.

    Right now the main new feature will be direct P2 authoring from the timeline, for all P2 formats including the SD and DVCPROHD formats.

    There will be also be two, optional "Power Packs" that will allow for faster AVC-Intra support for both playback and authoring the P2 format. These Power Packs will sell for $50 for the playback option and $100 for the authoring option.

    We are licensing the Panasonic AVC codec for this purpose. The main reason for it-- there is an opportunity to sell such systems to news broadcasters that would otherwise need Apple, Adobe, Avid or Edius systems to do quick editing and authoring of P2.

    But is there a need for this? What about for filmmakers? Our perception is that the AVC-Intra format has not really gotten started, or its taking a long time to be adopted. Or it's the recession. Who is out there using AVC-Intra? Has it been killed by AVCHD/AVCCAM?
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    I would imagine there's not a huge overlap between users of the cams which have AVC-Intra and users of Vegas, especially in the filmmaking world. There's probably more of a chance of it in the news world.

    As for AVC-Intra use in general, I can't really say, though many filmmakers I've spoken to haven't really used it, and that's mostly because they don't know anything about it. But then, you run into the problem of it only being available on higher-end cams, and that's not generally where no-budget indy filmmaking is.
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    The problem with intra is that Panasonic didn't want todo an"HVX" and introduce the codec in a revolutionary product like the HVX. The HPX300 is nowhere near the success the HVX was. Maybe if theyincluded it in the AF100, there could be a take-off and a bigger install base for intra. Canon did the right thing with their new 4:2:2 codec. I wouldn't be surprised to see an XL3 with this codec and an APS-C sensor...
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    It's most likely not that they didn't want to; it's more that they probably couldn't afford to yet, while selling the cam at the 170 price point. I have no doubt that there will eventually be a 170-form factor cam with Intra available. But these things take time.
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    Any news on 1.3?
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    What we need is a Raylight like product that works with AVCCAM and AVCHD in FCP.
    I just upgraded my CS3 to CS5 so I could work with AVCHD without transcoding.
    For quick jobs I now use Premier CS5 instead of FCP.
    I never understood why Panasonic never just "bought" Raylight and
    bundled it with the DVCPRO cameras - they would have sold a ton
    more cameras if they did that.

    I guess it's a moot point now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by videomagician View Post
    Any news on 1.3?
    Putting the finishing touches on it, should be ready before the end of April
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    Thanks. Looking forward to it.

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    Sorry about the delay. Ultra 1.3 has been released. Here is some info on the release:

    The new Raylight Ultra http://dvfilm.com/raylight/ultra adds direct P2 MXF export, with smart rendering, of the most popular P2 formats: DVCPROHD and DVCPRO50. All frame rates for 50Hz and 60Hz systems are supported. Ultra 1.3 is a free update.

    Also you can now get two upgrades of interest to AVC-Intra users: Power Pack I http://dvfilm.com/PPI with 3X faster AVC-Intra playback compared with the standard Raylight Ultra, and Power Pack II http://dvfilm.com/PPII with faster playback and also direct export, with smart rendering, of AVC-Intra formats to P2 MXF files.

    The AVC-Intra format uses 50 or 100Mbps H.264 I-frame compression for higher quality and more resolution compared with DVCPROHD. Example P2 cameras with AVC-Intra are the Panasonic HPX3000 and the HPX300.

    To update to Ultra 1.3 go to our http://dvfilm.com/update page. You must be a registered user to get the free update.
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    Does it work Vegas 10 64-bit?

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