Digidesign has partnered with Virtual Katy Development Limited to offer a free version of its popular VK Conformer auto-conform software to all purchasers of new Pro Tools HD Core systems and DV Toolkit 2—a $395 value. VK Conformer is an auto-conform workhorse designed for conforming and nondestructively recompiling Pro Tools sessions in post-production applications. Users can import an Avid Change Note or CMX 3600 Edit Decision List (EDL) into Pro Tools and conform the session to match the picture cut exactly.
VK Conformer offers a means of accelerating a Pro Tools post-production workflow. Its features include support for EDLs and Change Notes; List Cleaner, which eliminates unwanted elements from lists; Preview Mode, which enables the user to preview and modify region boundaries before committing to the conform; and Conform, which identifies necessary sound file changes and automatically re-synchs the Pro Tools session.
In addition, Pro Tools HD and DV Toolkit 2 customers who receive VK Conformer will be eligible to try a free, 30-day demo of VK2, Virtual Katy's auto-conform and change management solution. VK2 automates the process of re-editing a Pro Tools session to match updates made by picture editors working on the same project in parallel.
After the 30-day demo, Digidesign customers who receive VK Conformer as part of their Pro Tools purchase can upgrade to VK2 for $500, a $100 discount off the MSRP upgrade price of $600. Upgrade purchases can be made directly from the Virtual Katy Website or through an authorized reseller. Even if they upgrade to the full version of VK 2, customers will still have a fully functioning copy of VK Conformer.