Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 and New Avid Mojo SDI Now Shipping
Posted Jun 30, 2006

Avid Technology, Inc. has announced the worldwide availability of version 5.5 of its Avid Xpress Pro software as well as the newest member in Avid's line of Digital Nonlinear Accelerator products, Avid Mojo SDI. Avid Xpress Pro version 5.5 delivers HD capabilities for both Mac and Windows-based systems. Avid Mojo SDI, which works seamlessly with Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer(R) software, provides high-quality, advanced analog and digital SDI (Serial Digital Interface) I/O connections for professional video and audio projects.

The Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 software offers professional video, audio, film, effects, and encoding tools--plus custom music creation software--for both Mac and PC platforms in a single box. The software supports native HDV and DVCPRO HD for acquisition, editing, and output; real-time effects and 2:3 pulldown insertion over FireWire; and Avid DNxHD encoding to create effects, transitions, and titles with uncompromised image quality. Avid's Open Timeline enables users to mix HDV, DVCPRO HD, and Avid DNxHD formats with SD and DV media in the same timeline in real-time, eliminating the time-consuming process of incorporating media from multiple sources into a single project.

Avid Mojo SDI is a portable, advanced analog and digital SDI I/O device with high-quality professional video and audio connections supporting most professional decks and cameras. Connecting to any Mac or PC via FireWire, the Avid Mojo SDI Digital Nonlinear Accelerator offers the same analog connectivity of Avid Mojo, but adds SDI I/O and AES/EBU digital audio I/O to expand Avid Xpress Pro solutions to work with mastering-quality SD cameras and decks. It is available for both Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer software. "

Both the Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Mojo SDI systems, including upgrades for existing customers, are available now through Avid's worldwide reseller channel or online at www.avidstore.com. Avid Xpress Pro software 5.5 is priced at $1,695 USMSRP and Avid Mojo SDI is priced at $2,495 USMSRP. Existing Avid Xpress Pro v4 or v5 customers can upgrade to Avid Xpress Pro v5.5 for $49.95 by download at www.avidstore.com.