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Livid Instruments Unveils Tactic Video Mixing Instrument

Livid Instruments Unveils Tactic Video Mixing Instrument


June 27, 2004

Tactic is a hardware/software video performance instrument for OS
X that allows digital video files from a computer to be mixed and edited
in real-time to create professional-quality visuals at live events.

“Practically every major club or concert venue today has some kind of video
element to accompany live events,” states Andrew Rudy, CEO of Livid Instruments. “Tactic
allows club visuals to be spontaneously created on the fly using hands on control.
In addition, this system allows you to record your mixes to your hard drive
via Quicktime, giving you the power to create some amazing motion graphics
that would take you weeks in most other video editing and effects programs.”

In line with the ever-increasing processing power and hard drive capacity
of standard computers, Tactic fuses proprietary, real-time video editing software
with custom hardware to create the world's first computer-based instrument
designed specifically for live video artists (VJ's). Tactic software exploits
the users own computer processor and hard-drive to manage and edit multiple
high-quality digital video clips and live camera feeds without losing image

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The integration of hardware and software empowers video artists to pre-program
the hardware controls via the software and actually play the instrument onstage
as if it were a stand-alone device. Tactic contains a preview screen to monitor
clips and camera inputs as well as an array of programmable sliders, buttons,
wheels and knobs, giving the user direct control of more than 200 editing effects
and up to 4,000 digital video clips.

For more information, visit their web site at

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