Reprinted from a MainConcept press release:

MainConcept, a leader in multimedia technology, today announced that it has released MainActor 5 for Windows. The new software is a completely re-engineered version of MainConcept’s flagship video editing software, adding a variety of professional capabilities.

The new application includes features from the previous version of MainActor (including the extremely popular background rendering), plus new additions including:

  • A completely redesigned interface with highly customizable workspaces
  • Multiple timelines
  • Clipboards for organizing media and creating network-based clip databases
  • Integrated analog and DV capture
  • Powerful compositing with precise control
  • New transitions, filters and special effects
  • Enhanced titling
  • Integrated versions of MainConcept’s renowned DV Codec and MPEG Encoder

    “We are proud to continue the MainActor tradition with this major new release,” said Markus Moenig, MainConcept’s founder and CEO. “MainActor has earned a great deal of respect since its beginning on the Amiga platform almost a decade ago, and now we have launched the next generation.”

    A free demo version and tutorials are available for download at www.mainconcept.com. MainActor 5 is priced at US$199, with special upgrade pricing for users of selected previous MainActor versions and MainConcept EVE. A Linux version of MainActor 5 is scheduled for a Q2 release.

    Next on MainConcept’s product release schedule is a PVR application which will offer an ideal OEM solution to manufacturers of TV tuner/capture cards.

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