Apple’s introduction last week of the Mac Pro has spurred digital video and audio maven
Avid Technology into action. The company has announced plans to support Intel-based Macs with compatible versions of its software and hardware products through the end of the year.
Avid’s roadmap shows the company offering Intel-ready versions of its Xpress Pro and Media Composer digital video editing systems by December. What’s more, Avid’s Digidesign business unit will release Pro Tools|HD 7.2 for Mac Intel systems next month.
Avid also reports that “full qualification” for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered on the new Mac Pro will be done by December, though the company said that preliminary testing indicates that both apps will run without problems.
M-Audio, another Avid subsidiary that operates as part of Digidesign, will qualify various hardware interfaces it makes for musicians for the Mac Pro by December as well.