Reprinted from an Avid press release:
Avid Technology, Inc. today announced version 5.5 of Avid Studio Toolkit, which delivers significant enhancements to a set of tightly integrated, industry-leading software applications, including Avid 3D, Avid FX, and Avid DVD by Sonic. Ideal for any content creator using Avid Xpress Pro software — as well as any system in the new Media Composer family — Avid Studio Toolkit delivers new creative toolsets and user interfaces for Avid FX and Avid 3D, as well as enhanced authoring options, including support for the revolutionary Blu-ray Disc format. With Avid Studio Toolkit, film and video professionals can create more compelling graphics, composites, titles, and effects; distribute completed projects to tape, DVD, or the Web; and ultimately expand the creative services they offer to their customers.
“Avid Studio Toolkit empowers professionals to be even more creative by transforming the world’s most popular editing tools — Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer — into state-of-the-art production suites,” said Patrick McLean, senior product marketing manager for Avid. “It’s the most robust and affordable way for independent professionals to create stunning graphics, composites, titles, and effects for their DV, SD, HD, and film projects before distributing the final versions to HD tape, DVD, and the Web. Blu-ray is one of the hottest new delivery formats to hit the market, and by supporting it in our latest version of Avid Studio Toolkit, we’re ensuring that our customers have access to the latest and greatest distribution technologies.”
New enhancements to Avid Studio Toolkit v 5.5 include:
Pricing and Availability
Version 5.5 of the Avid Studio Toolkit v5.5 is priced at $1,995 USMSRP and is expected to begin shipping in mid-2006.