View Full Version : Any word on that rumored 1.8 update?

06-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Title speaks volumes here :)

Any feature lists?

06-06-2008, 12:30 AM
Just what Jim Plant said in his posting.

06-06-2008, 05:23 AM
you mean the "20 Questions with Jim Plant?"

I was hoping for newer news than that :) Preferably something like "We released it this morning, but you didn't get our email. It has so many new features you'll have to use a download manager to get the 'what's new list' -- and it is a text file."

06-06-2008, 07:49 AM
I did notice a 1.5.5 update has snuck into our Speed Edit download section...

Some info from John P posted on VTNT....
It is an incremental update to SE 1.5.1, so you should have the 1.5.1
update installed first.

It fixes several file reading problems
Fixes NTSC DVCam (Sony SD) MXFs
Fixes MXF audio problems on files over 2GB.
It fixes several MPEG reading/seeking/file length problems.
It adds support for TriCaster 2.0 projects
Adds an optimized reader for the TriCaster 2.0 I-Frame MPEG capture format.

06-06-2008, 12:14 PM
1.5.5 is a bug fix.

As for 1.8, remember, there's a reason it's 1.8 and not 2.0.

It will have new features, but I wouldn't expect that many till 2.0.

That said, IF all the features Jim Plant mentioned are fully developed, it could be a very good upgrade.

I figure they will probably have it out in the Fall, I think they're still pretty busy working on TriCaster stuff currently.

Paul Lara
06-12-2008, 10:11 AM
No E.T.A. yet, guys.

09-13-2008, 10:47 PM
More SE news please....

Think of how embarrassed you would be in the 3D Arsenal team got an update out before you did... :devil:

09-13-2008, 11:21 PM
Wow, time flies... Fourth quarter starts in two weeks.

Maybe SpeedEDIT 1.8 won't be out till NAB 2009?

10-04-2008, 06:48 PM
and now it is Q4.

Maybe a feature list.

10-04-2008, 11:58 PM
Well, but you heard the features that Jim Plant mentioned...

SpeedEDIT-VT via VT[5.2] has caught up and actually surpassed, in terms of Apple Quicktime support, the stand-alone SpeedEDIT 1.5.5.

So it would be nice to think that now the team would be working on an update to SpeedEDIT, that would at the very least, give it what Jim Plant mentioned.

BTW, SE 1.5.5 didn't actually fix XDCAM SD reading as good as was thought at the time.

Brian Peterson
10-16-2008, 08:32 PM
I was told in August that all hands are on getting Tricaster HD up an running. :-(

10-17-2008, 12:58 AM
I wouldn't doubt that one bit. Tricaster is where the money is, and therefore where the "dedicated video team" goes.

10-27-2008, 10:52 AM
No E.T.A. yet, guys.


Only for curiosity.

Any news on the update?


10-27-2008, 02:56 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say there will be no SpeedEDIT 1.8, and that instead a SpeedEDIT 2.0 will come out at NAB 2009.

Just a guess, though. If Newtek is too busy with things like a TriCaster HD, maybe it won't be out even then.

I think people forget how small a company Newtek really is, they don't have the R&D resources to spread around to too many projects at once.

10-27-2008, 03:47 PM
SpeedEdit already handles HD, though. Essentially, all the Tricaster software can handle HD, right? So the limitation is hardware, whis is understandable. How do you get that much bandwidth fed into the box with hard drive limitations?

The guys updating SE would not be the hardware guys. MAybe they are trying to improve the NT codec? Ah it is all speculation anyway.

You are probably right about SE2.0

10-28-2008, 05:45 AM
Essentially, all the Tricaster software can handle HD, right?

No, since SpeedEdit handles HD, it means the core of the editor in Tricaster is probably ready for HD - it doesn't mean any of the live production areas of Tricaster are ready for HD and just waiting on hardware.