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    Smile A mercury like render engine

    Have been watching the demos of the Adobe mercury rendering engine. WOW! 5 streams of 4K in realtime with effects. If Newtek could also use the CUDA GPU, that would be fantastic. It's a lot to ask but the bar is being raised much higher now.

    Mike

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    Hi Mike,

    Just to comment...and to let others know.
    SE and NT from the beginning has been focused on REALTIME editing with multiple layers, FX, etc. from the start...infact it was one of the only ones to do so...both in SD and in HD. It is just now that others like adobe are starting to put some (not all) of that into realtime. Also that SE has been resolution and frame rate independent from the start...the others have just started to address this.

    Now as for GPU coprocessing...I would love to see it and additional support for complete resolution, framerate, and color space independence...to include 4K or even higher...with todays realities we have smart phones to high resolution projection systems...not only LED TVs and Plasmas etc.

    What resolutions are you most needing Mike?

    NT has been focused to give the main part of the market usable toolsets with realtime abilities...thus SD and now HD...but for 2K, 4K or higher is something I would love to see...and I personally would use...but let NT know your needs...

    Cheers,
    Ray Adams
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    That's right. NewTek rocked, and then continued to rock, and will go right on rocking, while others only dream of maybe, one day, they will rock...

    OK, I'll stop.

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    Didn't mean to down SE or Newtek. I have always liked Newtek ever since my digi view gold on my Amiga 2000. I am merely noticing that any new render engine should take full advantage of the available GPU on various video cards. It seems so waistful not to utilize the processing power. Going back to the Amiga it broke its graphics processing down to a seperate processing structure and let the main processor work on other tasks. Funny what was old is new again.

    As for my needs I am struggling to afford an AVCHD camrea. I am currently using a Digital 8 camera for home movies and stuff for church. I just like the thought of having so much power if I would need it.
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