updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon June 10, 2002
Innobits' BitVice 1.2, now shipping, brings many improvements and fixes to the utility that can compress movies into MPEG2 elementary video streams. Version 1.2 offers Luma ramping for DV Cam recorded streams,improved scene change detection, better overall bitrate allocation, support for 720x486 D1 input, improved performance and support for DVNC (Innobits Digital Video Noise Canceling System). It is $300 with a 50% discount on single-user licenses for education customers. A demo limited to 500 frames is available online.