Avid Technology Inc. has released the 2.0 version of its Xpress DV editing software. Requiring only a qualified noterbook or workstation and a DV in/out card, Xpress DV 2.0 delivers video editing, audio effects, titling, media management and more. The new software-only version ($1,699), allows professional field editing on notebook computers and has been reworked to take advantage of Pentium processors up to 1.5GHz and the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system, with no additional hardware (except the DV in/out card).

Avid Xpress DV 2.0 boasts new editing and media management features including dual monitor support, new audio features, more effects and compositing, new custoomization capabilities, more DVD and Web delivery and enhanced DV camcorder, deck and card support.

Avid is offering an upgrade from prevous Xpress DV versions to 2.0 for $399. The upgrade is free for customers who purchased Xpress DV version 1.5 after Jan. 1, 2001 and register at www.avid.com/register/xpressdv before June 15.