Video 101 Manager from Stage Research has been upgraded to allow routing of live video as an input. This new function lets the user mix and blend live and/or canned motion over dance, musical performance, theatre, or even corporate podium/panel presentations. The upgrade also includes time-saving features over the standard version, including the ability to play most video formats (including MPG, AVI, and WMV) and route video to any video output on a computer. This SFX extension, free to all current SFX 6.x users, allows Video Manager to run on the same system as SFX, or anywhere on the network, as well as fade videos in and out or cross-fade. The software also features seek, stop, and play functions.