Just before NAB2005 Avid announced it was purchasing Pinnacle Systems. The deal took a little longer than expected to close, but this past August it all became official. Since that time there has been a ton of speculation over the future of Liquid Edition. AvidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engineers have discovered what I (and thousands of other Liquid Edition users throughout the world) have known all along, Liquid Edition ROCKS! It is a tremendous video editing application loaded with integrated tools and breakthrough technologies. This past week Avid officially announced Avid Liquid 7, the next version of Liquid Edition. Just as before there will be two flavors, software only at $499.95 and Avid Liquid Pro w/ professional breakout box Ã¢â‚¬Å“RobertÃ¢â‚¬ for $999.95. Current Liquid Edition and Edition Pro owners (any version) can upgrade the software only for $199.95. Ã¢â‚¬Å“RobertÃ¢â‚¬ stays the same Ã¢â‚¬â€œ only change is the sexy new Avid logo!
New features of Avid Liquid v.7.0 software include: Ã‚ · SmartSound integration Ã¢â‚¬â€œ custom music creation directly inside the Avid Liquid application. Ã‚ · New multimedia format support Ã¢â‚¬â€œ native editing of popular codecs including WM9, DivX, and MPEG-4 for repurposing and output of content to the Internet. Ã‚ · New effects Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Real-time Timewarp, Stabilize, Dream Glow, and over 50 plug-ins from the highly-regarded Commotion effects suite. Ã‚ · Avid Open Timeline Ã¢â‚¬â€œ native HD and SD editing on the same timeline in real time, without transcoding for fast, flexible editing regardless of format. Ã‚ · Preview HDV in SD Ã¢â‚¬â€œ for viewing HDV in SD on a client video monitor with Avid Liquid Pro. Anyone who purchases Liquid Edition 6 or 6 Pro today gets a FREE upgrade to Avid Liquid 7 when it ships the end of this month. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got some fantastic specials on our existing inventory, but only while supplies last! Ã‚ · Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6 w/ FREE Upgrade to Avid Liquid 7 Pro $475.00 Ã‚ · Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro 6 w/ FREE Upgrade to Avid Liquid 7 Pro $749.95 Ã‚ · Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro 6 upgrade w/ FREE upgrade to Avid 7 Pro $499.95 For existing Liquid Edition 6 software owners this means you get the Ã¢â‚¬Å“RobertÃ¢â‚¬ breakout box and the Upgrade to Avid Liquid 7 for just $499.95!! For more information about Avid Liquid or to order your upgrade