Avid Liquid Chrome HD Delivers Greater Format Flexibility and New Effects Tools.LAS VEGAS -- Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The Serial Digital Interface (SDI), standardized in ITU-R BT.656 and SMPTE 259M, is a digital video interface used for broadcast-grade video. ) and HD-SDI capabilities. As the most versatile standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video editing tool in the Avid Liquid line, Avid Liquid Chrome * see Avid Liquid for more information on this editing system and a more basic overview Avid Liquid Chrome uses the same base software as Avid Liquid and Avid Liquid Pro. Liquid Chrome has SDI based hardware. HD v7 offers customers enhanced format flexibility, new effects tools, enhancements to its integrated toolset, and greater output capabilities - all within a single application. With Avid Liquid Chrome HD, users can create extremely high-quality SD and HD video productions from start to finish - and deliver completed projects on professional digital tape formats, DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. , and a range of streaming formats for the Web.
"Videographers continue to stress how important it is to have access to a single editing tool that is easy to use and allows them to work quickly to create high-quality projects on a modest budget. At the same time, many are looking for Looking for
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Noun 1. , senior product manager for Avid. "Avid Liquid Chrome HD is already renowned for its ability to enable customers to capture DV, HDV (High Definition Video) The high-definition, wide screen version of the DV magnetic tape format. Like DV, HDV recording moves at a constant data rate and stores data on the same DV and MiniDV tapes as SD camcorders. , MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). , and uncompressed formats and master to tape in both SD and HD formats. With version 7, we've taken this to the next level by offering support for new codecs The following is a list of codecs. Audio codecs
The Avid Liquid Chrome HD family of solutions integrates Avid Liquid software with a range of SDI hardware. The product line combines video, audio, DVD, and effects creation in a single application - and equips users with additional features such as enhanced secondary color correction, multicam support for up to 16 cameras, and Avid's industry standard Open Timeline for editing and playing back different formats and resolutions in real-time. New capabilities offered in version 7 of the Avid Liquid Chrome HD family include:
--Additional format flexibility - offers native support for WM9, DivX and MPEG-4 to edit and repurpose for the Web, allowing editors to make edits to existing media content (without timely transcodes), and mix this footage with other sources;
--XDCAM HD support - delivers the ability to capture and edit XDCAM HD material, including proxy-based workflows, and real-time mix and match with other formats;
--Increased FX power - introduces RT Timewarp, stabilize and more than 50 Commotion and Magic Bullet (jargon) magic bullet - (Or "silver bullet" from vampire legends) A term widely used in software engineering for a supposed quick, simple cure for some problem. E.g. "There's no silver bullet for this problem". Movie Looks effects, allowing editors to now have more creative choices to enhance the style and quality of their work;
--Enhanced integration - provides custom music creation with SmartSound, empowering editors to quickly create soundtracks from a library of musical styles and tempos. Soundtracks are now added directly to the timeline and update automatically as the length of the soundtrack is trimmed; and
--Expanded output to new formats - delivers custom templates for output to next-gen formats and devices such as Flash video, Sony PlayStation Portable, and Apple iPod.
Pricing and Availability
The Avid Liquid Chrome HD family includes three scalable offerings designed to meet a range of professional needs. These systems include:
--Avid Liquid Chrome HD Plus - a package priced at $4,995 USMSRP for independent videographers who are looking for an integrated application with SD SDI I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output and four channels of AES/EBU (Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union) A professional serial interface for transferring digital audio from CD and DVD players to amplifiers and TVs. AES/EBU is typically used to transmit PCM and Dolby Digital 5. audio;
--Avid Liquid Chrome HD Deluxe - a more comprehensive solution priced at $7,995 USMSRP that offers all of the functionality of Liquid Chrome HD Plus and adds HD SDI I/O; and
--Avid Liquid Chrome HD Elite - the most advanced system in the line priced at $11,995 USMSRP, including comprehensive SD and HD I/O in a rack-mountable broadcast chassis.
The Avid Liquid and Avid Liquid Chrome HD systems are available now through Avid's worldwide reseller channel and are qualified to run on CPUs from HP - Avid's preferred platform provider for Windows-based systems.
For more information about the Avid Liquid family of products, please visit: www.avid.com/products/liquidchrome.
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the company's Oscar(R), Grammy(R), and Emmy(R) award-winning products and services, please visit: www.avid.com.
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