Software developer in-sync corp. has released Blade 2.0 with new features supporting 24p and advanced 24p production. Based on new technology in-sync has dubbed "Automated Reverse Telecine" (ART), these features allow users to ingest at 24p, edit at 24p and output to 24p native MPEG. The company claims that the end result is a higher quality production resulting in the highest quality DVD possible.
With resolution independence and increased variable frame rate support in a software only solution, Blade 2.0 also allows product to be viewed on higher quality monitors not limited to interlaced NTSC formats.
Blade 2.0 offers the flexibility to edit either 30 fps or 24p video. In 24p mode, the six frames that were added by the camcorder for recording onto DV tape are removed using the aforementioned ART process.
Blade comes equipped with standard and enhanced professional editing features, as well a variety of transitions and effects for color and compositing. It also allows output to a 24p file or stills.
Blade 2.0 retails for $499. For more information, visit http://www.in-sync.com.