Complete workflow versatility
Get more power and reliability—just added
AirSpeed | 5500 features an all-new upgraded chassis and new 3.0 software, delivering much more power under the hood. With its next-generation CPU and motherboard, you gain greater performance to handle the most complex productions. It also supports Windows 10, providing the system-level security and reliability you need in today's challenging broadcast environments.
Get a complete end-to-end workflow
For news, post, and sports production, AirSpeed | 5500 streamlines your entire workflow—from capture to playout. Eliminate time-consuming transcoding thanks to native support for a variety of media formats and codecs. And it integrates seamlessly with Avid and third-party newsroom, video, and broadcast control and editing systems. Choose the 2-channel model for smaller productions or the 4-channel system for more demanding, enterprise environments.
Open to your unique workflows
AirSpeed | 5500 runs on the MediaCentral platform, giving you easy workflow integration, unrivaled collaboration, and great versatility. Choose to use it with MediaCentral | Production Management or Interplay | Production and Avid NEXIS shared storage—in your facility or in the cloud—with other Avid and/or third-party systems, in a workgroup-connected environment, or as a standalone video server.
Get total flexibility
Thanks to its open architecture, you can work with your choice of editing software, automation control systems, and external hardware controllers, with the freedom to switch things up should your needs change.
Eliminate transcoding steps
Forget having to invest in costly converters. AirSpeed | 5500 has them built right into all of its channels, enabling you to record and play back both HD and SD baseband media in your preferred common format, such as XAVC Intra HD, XAVC-L, AVC-Intra HD, and AVC-LongG, eliminating extra transcoding steps.
Get wide codec support
The new AirSpeed | 5500 is designed around an advanced chipset that supports an extensive range of SD and HD operating points, including XDCAM HD, XAVC Intra HD, XAVC-L, AVC-Intra HD, and AVC-LongG.