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


High Definition Videographics Now Available For Windows 95/98/NT

(Austin, TX – March 1, 1999) Vegas FX, Inc., a leading developer of graphics products for video professionals, announces the release of TOPS HDTV™, the video industry's first vector-based videographics application specifically designed for digital television production. This powerful, Windows 95/98/NT-based drawing program supports all 18 video resolutions that make up the new DTV specification. With TOPS HDTV, artists can work with both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and seamlessly convert images between all DTV formats.

TOPS HDTV is the latest product in the TOPS family of products, which also includes TOPS Video and TOPS ProVideo. All of the products operate in a similar manner and share many of the same capabilities. Like the other TOPS products, TOPS HDTV 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.

The new product includes very advanced features like automatic soft shadows and edges, image mapping, text character kerning, ramped transparencies and full support for alpha channel input and output. The concise and clear user interface provides speed and flexibility to both advanced users and beginners.

TOPS HDTV operates on any Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT computer. As a result, inexpensive workstations may now be used to create highly sophisticated videographics. Once created, images may be exported at resolutions up to 16K x 16K pixels 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.

"The simple interface used by the TOPS family of products allows almost anyone to create high-end videographics," says Tom Brinson, President of Vegas FX. "At the same time, its advanced functions provide the depth that broadcast designers demand. With TOPS HDTV, we are providing the resolution and flexibility necessary to create high-quality images for DTV applications."

TOPS HDTV is priced at $999 and is available immediately. The entire TOPS family of products is distributed exclusively by L&S Marketing, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. L&S is developing a global reseller network for TOPS. 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 HDTV and the ability to download a copy 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).

The full family of TOPS products will be demonstrated at this year's NAB at a location to be determined. If you would like to make an appointment to see the products, please contact Sheldon Liebman by phone (505-332-1281), fax (505-332-1286) or Email (

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

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