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AVID ON A LAPTOP.

At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ :AVID) is unveiling software-only versions of Avid Xpress DV and NewsCutter XP for both laptops and desktops.

As a result of an agreement reached with Canopus Corporation, a leading provider of DV technology, these full-featured, low-cost solutions will empower a range of customers to leverage the professional quality and flexibility of Avid's tools--in the office, on the road or in the air. Avid has been demonstrating a prototype of this technology under non-disclosure during IBC and is now, for the first time, publicly showcasing the solution on its stand (No. 5.230).

Through the licensing of Canopus software DV CODEC technology, Avid will offer software-only versions of Avid Xpress DV and NewsCutter XP. Avid Xpress DV is an affordable solution for editing and delivering video content for Web streaming, CD, DVD and other media. Avid NewsCutter XP is a low-cost version of Avid's industry-leading NewsCutter family of digital editing products for broadcast news production, designed to deliver content both to air and to the Web. Planned for availability on compatible computers running Windows 2000, these software-only versions will offer OHCI compatibility, enabling capture and playback of DV25 through OHCI-compliant IEEE-1394 cards, as well as control for many popular DV cameras and decks.

The software-only versions of Avid Xpress DV and NewsCutter XP are scheduled for availability in Q1 2001. Pricing for Avid Xpress DV is expected to be less than $1,700 USMSRP. NewsCutter XP will be competitively priced; exact pricing will be announced at a later date.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
Article Type:Product Announcement
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 18, 2000
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