DVDxDV has announced Veescope Live 2.0 (http://www.veescope.com) for the Mac. Veescope Live is a special effects software package that runs on a Mac and performs live chroma keying from a wide variety of video sources.

With the release of version 2.0, it provides integration between the worlds of production and post production. Veescope Live in combination with the Veescope Key Plug-In lets the user send a chroma keyed video straight to Final Cut Pro. All the project settings in Veescope Live along with the logging information can be transferred to Final Cut Pro..

Veescope Live consists of three layers of video which can be stacked on top of each other to create a final shot. These three layers can be resized and positioned independently. A live video feed is placed in the middle layer which can be chroma keyed to make it transparent.

This layer is recorded by Veescope Live as a QuickTime Movie file. Using the XML file format, Veescope Live recreates these three layers on a Final Cut Pro timeline known as a Sequence. The size and position of the three layers of video along with the chroma key settings are transferred to Final Cut Pro.