For More Information:

Sheldon Liebman
L&S Marketing, Inc.
Phone: (505) 332-1281
Fax: (505) 332-1286

Tom Brinson
Vegas FX, Inc.
Phone: (512) 469-9160
Fax: (512) 474-5322


Low Cost Videographics Now Available for Windows 95/98/NT

(Austin, TX – February 1, 1999) Vegas FX, Inc., a leading developer of graphics products for video professionals, announces the release of TOPS Video™, a lower end companion to the company's existing TOPS ProVideo product. TOPS ProVideo, introduced last year, was the industry's first vector-based videographics application for Windows 95/98/NT.

TOPS Video is FREE for non-commercial and educational users, who can download the product beginning today from the Vegas FX web site, located at For commercial use, TOPS Video is priced at only $149. To assist with their purchasing decision, commercial users can also download the educational version to evaluate the product.

TOPS Video operates in a similar manner to TOPS ProVideo with a slightly smaller feature set. It is totally vector-based, allowing full, unlimited editing of the graphic elements in an image with no deterioration in the quality of the final image. It also shares the same concise and clear user interface to provide speed and flexibility to both advanced users and beginners. Upgrades from TOPS Video to TOPS ProVideo are also available.

TOPS Video operates on any Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT computer, allowing inexpensive workstations to be used to create highly sophisticated videographics. Once created, images may be saved in a wide variety of 32-bit and 24-bit file formats. This guarantees compatibility with all non-linear editing systems and video frame buffers.

"Since we introduced TOPS ProVideo last year, we’ve had a number of requests for a less expensive product that could be used for both production-level graphics and as a learning tool," says Tom Brinson, President of Vegas FX. "TOPS Video meets this requirement and can be upgraded at any time. It's a perfect tool for educational environments and smaller graphics houses. Our decision to let non-commercial users have the product for free reflects our strong commitment to quality education for graphics designers."

In conjunction with the introduction of TOPS Video, Vegas FX has appointed L&S Marketing, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM as the exclusive distributor for both TOPS Video and TOPS ProVideo. Over the next few months, L&S will be developing a global reseller network for TOPS products. While that network is being created, the products can be purchased directly from L&S Marketing. For more information, visit the Vegas FX web site at, the L&S Marketing web site at, or call L&S Marketing at 505-332-1281.

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Vegas FX, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading developer of videographics applications. Computer graphics veteran Tom Brinson is President and Founder of the company. Brinson created the industry’s first 24-bit 2D-vector animation program, Parachute, in 1987. He also developed the drawing portion of Ron Scott’s HiRes QFX and the animation portion of AT&T RIO Animator.

Founded in 1992, L&S Marketing specializes in combining computer graphics, multimedia and video technologies. With over 15 years of experience with computer and video manufacturers, the founders of L&S Marketing are familiar with all aspects of sales, marketing and distribution of high technology products.

ATTN EDITORS: Vegas FX has created a special page for the press at This page contains links to a copy of this release, low and high-resolution images of TOPS Video and the ability to download the non-commercial version of TOPS Video, which serves as the demo version of the entire TOPS family of software. If you need these items and do not have access to the Internet, please contact Sheldon Liebman, L&S Marketing, Inc. by phone (505-332-1281) or fax (505-332-1286).

Vegas FX, Inc.
2812 Glenview Avenue
Austin, TX 78703
Tel: (512) 469-9160
Fax: (512) 474-5322

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