Video tutorial company
unveiled a beta of N.E.D. (Nonlinear Educating Device) this week at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas.
“This is going to change the way people think about educational training,” Martin Sitter, Director of MacProVideo, told Macworld. “You don’t have to order a book or DVD and then wait to start your training, you can start right away.”
The beta version of N.E.D. now includes an integrated tutorial download manager that catalogs and downloads tutorial videos. This simplifies the process of transferring large, multi-video tutorial programs to the client computer by incrementally downloading tutorial videos in the background, while users watch videos that have already downloaded.
If you have a limited amount of time to watch the videos, N.E.D. also includes a new feature called HyperLearn. Using pitch transformation technology to increase the playback speed of tutorial videos without changing the sound of the lessons, HyperLearn allows users to get the information they need at a much faster pace.
While Sitter said nobody else is doing training quite the way his company is, he pointed to his staff of trainers as the real benefit of his company. Trainers include Emmy nominated audio producers, the former Manager of Educational Development for Apple’s Pro Apps division, book authors and one of the original developers of Final Cut Pro.
N.E.D. public beta will run until the official release in the beginning of May.