Avid Ships New Media Composer Family Worldwide
Posted Jun 21, 2006

Today, Avid Technology, Inc. shipped the new family of Media Composer products. Introduced in April at NAB 2006, the new Media Composer family is now available to editors in a range of flexible configurations, including a software-only application, which offers portability and the option to add hardware acceleration as required.

All products in the Media Composer family feature version 2.5 software, which delivers improved dual-platform functionality, with the addition of broad HD capabilities and real-time multi-cam support on Mac OS X (Tiger). In addition, the new Media Composer family is designed to offer workflow-intelligent features that support team-based collaboration through the Avid Interplay nonlinear workflow engine, which is expected to ship in Q3 2006.

The latest version of Media Composer software builds on the application's comprehensive toolset and adds new features, including the following:

Today (Wednesday 6/21) at 1:00 PM ET, Avid will host a webcast to highlight a number of the latest features in Media Composer. During the online demonstration, Tim Wilson, senior product marketing manager for Avid, will showcase several innovative features, including SteadyGlide Motion Tracking, full-screen HD playback over DVI, and other time-saving tasks. For more information and to register, please visit www.avid.com/mclive.

The Media Composer family provides Mac and PC customers with a range of scalable editing configurations that offer real-time HD, SD, and DV performance, superior image quality, and unmatched media management capabilities. Systems are available in the following configurations:

Avid also offers special academic pricing for all Media Composer configurations for educational institutions. For more information about Avid's academic programs, visit www.avid.com/mcacademic.

For more information about Media Composer, please visit www.avid.com/mediacomposer.