Avid to Release Avid Xpress Pro HD

Avid HD New HD version of company's award-winning portable editing solution supports Panasonic DVCPRO HD and Avid DNxHD formats; native HDV support planned for mid-2005 Tewksbury, MA – December 8, 2004 – Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced plans to release Avid Xpress ® Pro HD software, the first portable HD version of the company's industry-leading nonlinear digital editing software. Scheduled to ship worldwide later this month, Avid Xpress Pro HD software delivers support for native Panasonic DVCPRO HD acquisition and editing, Avid DNxHDâ„ ¢ editing and rendering, and real-time multicamera functionality. Avid Xpress Pro HD customers will also receive native HDV support as part of a free software update scheduled for mid-2005. “As more and more video editors make the switch to HD, they are increasingly demanding an editing solution that offers maximum convenience and portability without compromising on quality, format choice, or flexibility,† said Tim Wilson , senior product marketing manager at Avid. “Avid Xpress Pro HD allows editors to work with DV , SD , HD, and film media in a single sequence, making it easy for them to edit projects that originated from multiple sources. And as HD cameras proliferate across the market in 2005, Avid will deliver the industry's most fully integrated HDV support as a free update for Avid Xpress Pro HD. Whereas other editing systems require plug-ins, or even separate applications, and complex renderings to intermediate formats, editors using Avid Xpress Pro HD will be able to simply capture, edit, and output native HDV back to tape.† read more... Buy Avid Xpress Pro today - upgrade to Xpress Pro HD for $50 when it ships in January! click here for more Avid Xpress Pro HD info

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