Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 7, 2000 At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it is shipping new releases of its Avid Symphony, Media Composer and Avid Xpress products. Available immediately are version 3 of Avid Symphony, the most efficient finishing and 24P universal mastering solution for high-end editorial productions, version 10 of Avid Media Composer, the worldwide standard for editing, and version 4 of Avid Xpress, Avid’s affordable broadcast-quality editing system for video, Internet and multimedia professionals. The latest editions of these leading content creation solutions boast a host of new features, improved interoperability and workflow, and a range of new delivery options, including the ability to output streaming media. In addition, the Media Composer and Avid Xpress releases offer full feature parity on the Macintosh and Windows NT platforms.

The new Symphony and Media Composer releases are designed to enable Avid users to expand their businesses with enhanced online/finishing capabilities, multi-format mastering and delivery to 601, Web, CD, DVD and DTV, and an efficient collaborative workflow. With a product line that scales from basic offline editing to high-end finishing, users can choose the level of real-time performance and depth of creative control that best fits their business model.
Avid Symphony v3 delivers the full Media Composer v10 feature set and adds the conforming, real-time finishing and multi-format mastering tools required for high-end television editorial finishing.

The milestone Media Composer v10 release adds new online capabilities for finishing mainstream programming, and streaming capabilities so users can repurpose video assets on the Web. Plus, it delivers more real-time power, speed-of-operation enhancements and workflow efficiency features.

Avid Xpress v4Avid Xpress v4 software adds powerful new features for streaming Web delivery, enhancing workflow and increasing editing flexibility and efficiency. This latest edition gives users the ability to deliver media anywhere from an uncompressed video option for television and DVD to One-Step Web streaming content creation using Media Cleaner EZ from Terran Interactive (included).

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