Avid Technology Inc.
announced on Monday the release of Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Mojo. The video editing software and acceleration hardware
made their debut
last April at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2003 trade show and conference.
Avid Xpress Pro is Avid’s professional solution for nonlinear editing (NLE) using either Digital Video (DV) or analog source material. The software features “Film Composer,” which provides 24p film editing capabilities and support for Panasonic’s AG-DVX100 24p camera. Offline format support includes 15:1s, 35:1p, 28:1p and 14:1p.
Avid Xpress Pro also supports “AutoCorrect” and “NaturalMatch” color correction and 2D and 3D OpenGL-based special effects. The software enables users to access up to 24 video and 24 audio tracks with unlimited layers, trimming and editing using JKL keys. It also features a customizable workspace and built-in “Software Experts” to ease the execution of complicated tasks.
Avid Xpress Pro is scalable and designed to work hand-in-hand with Avid Mojo, Avid’s aluminum-clad portable “Digital Nonlinear Accelerator” (DNA). Avid Mojo is a FireWire-based device that can capture standard definition (SD) video. It accelerates media I/O and conversion operations executed by Xpress Pro and can managed real-time DV output to tape, real-time video monitoring, analog-DV and DV-analog conversion, uncompressed graphics and titles, and other features.
Avid Xpress Pro is available through Avid resellers for a suggested retail price of US$1,695. Mac and Windows versions are included in the same box. Avid Mojo is sold separately for $1,695 as well.