Avid Ships DS Version 10


Tewksbury, Mass, 2008-09-15 Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that Avid® DS version 10 is now shipping in the U.S and is scheduled to begin shipping in Europe and Asia Pacific on September 19. Avid DS 10 is a solution designed to save customers time and money by offering professional editing, compositing, keying, image retouching, paint and graphics capabilities in a single application. The system runs on a new high-performance platform and includes the following key features: full color-managed workflows, advanced color correction capabilities, Interplay® support, improved conform options, GPU real-time processing, additional dual-link feature support, integration with Avid shared-storage solutions, and a new stereoscopic 3D container. The Avid DS 10 system also offers multi-stream, 10-bit uncompressed HD, Avid DNxHD® codec, and finishing and mastering of SD, HD-RGB, and 2k/4k file-based support with real-time playback up to 2K. With these new features, post facilities and broadcasters will be able to work more creatively, more effectively manage their project pipelines, and deliver the best end product to their customers.

To learn more about Avid DS workflows, read Avid’s recent customer stories – “Ironik and Bluefoot Entertainment Team Up for Marquis Programming on ESPN” and “Post Box Expands Hollywood Services with Avid DS.” 

Pricing begins at $59,995 USMSRP for a turnkey solution, which includes a CPU workstation, 30” monitor, 8TB of Avid VideoRAID® storage, a WACOM tablet, one license of Avid DS 10 software only, DS 10 RP (Remote Processing) Media Composer® software and Avid MetaFuze®. For more information and upgrade options for existing Avid DS customers, please contact your local Avid salesperson or reseller, or visit: www.avid.com.

About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign®, M-Audio®, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar® statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com, Buzz, del.icio.us, Flickr and twitter; or connect with Avid on Facebook.

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