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AVID UNVEILS FILMSCRIBE OPTION FOR AVID XPRESS DV 2.0.

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) has unveiled the FilmScribe option for Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software. For filmmakers on a budget, Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software with FilmScribe option provides a total cost-effective, high-performance film editing solution. The FilmScribe option allows Avid Xpress DV system users to affordably edit films acquired in a wide range of film formats, then generate frame-accurate, detailed cutlists to ensure correct editing and assembly of the film negative and prints for distribution. The FilmScribe option is available for Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software for laptop and workstation systems, which is expected to ship later this quarter. Pricing for the FilmScribe option for Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 is $1,299 US MSRP.

"Avid Xpress DV is now the complete independent filmmaker's dream machine," said Charlie Russell, product marketing manager for Avid Xpress DV. "It's affordable, powerful, and highly compatible with Media Composer and other Avid systems. And now with the FilmScribe option, it's ideal whether you shoot on video or film. FilmScribe is based on Film Composer technology, the de facto standard for filmmaking in Hollywood and the technology used to edit all the 1999 Oscar nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Editing."

Key Features

-- Generate a negative cut list from any 30-fps or 25-fps sequence in Matchback.

-- Timeline "dupe detection" functionality, which interactively marks frames used more than once in edited sequences, improving footage management for the negative conform.

-- Create cut lists for all film gauges, including 16mm and Super 16mm, 35mm (2, 3, 4, and 8 perf), and 65mm (5, 8, 12 and 15 perf format used for Imax).

-- Convert 30/25 fps-edited sequences into 24 fps cut lists, allowing filmmakers working in video format to develop lists necessary for a final film cut. Users can include information on four picture tracks for all cut lists.

-- Create cut lists that describe all layers and effects created by the Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software, allowing all editorial and effects work to be represented in the cut list for previsualization.

-- Create optical lists for chroma and luma keys, superimpositions and titles, so all the work done in offline editing can be represented in a cut list.

This offering is in addition to other Avid solutions for filmmakers, including Avid Film Composer, Media Composer and Symphony systems; and the FilmScribe option for Avid Xpress software and for the luggable Avid Xpress system from Ocean Systems. Avid FilmScribe supports bins and sequences originating from Avid Media Composer or Film Composer (version 7.0 and higher); Avid Symphony (version 1.0 and higher); and Avid Xpress (version 2.0 and higher) systems.

Availability and Pricing

The FilmScribe option for Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software is priced at $1,299 US MSRP.

About Avid Xpress DV Software

Avid Xpress DV software combines industry-proven Avid digital video editing software with easy Web streaming and DVD delivery. Based on the Avid interface, the Avid Xpress DV software includes a powerful set of professional DV editing, effects, audio, titling, graphics, compositing and interoperability features. One-Step Technology allows users to save time by accomplishing the most common editing tasks in the fewest possible steps, often with a single mouse click. Supported multimedia formats include RealNetworks G2, Microsoft Windows Media, MPEG1 and MPEG2, AVI and Apple QuickTime. Avid Xpress DV software is tightly compatible with Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress and Symphony products, with the ability to exchange and Total Conform projects, bins and sequences and simply re-digitize media. It also offers exceptional interchange with third-party content creation, supporting 25 file interchange formats and plug-in architectures such as AVX and Digidesign AudioSuite tools.

About Avid Technology, Inc.

Avid Technology, Inc. provides solutions that Make, Manage and Move Media. As the recognized digital standard for professionals who Make the world's media -- from video, audio and film to animation, special effects and streaming media -- Avid's products are used to make more television and news shows, commercials, music videos and CDs, corporate/industrial productions and major motion pictures combined than any other nonlinear editing manufacturer in the world. Now, building on its Oscar and Emmy award-winning heritage in creating content, Avid is extending its reach by redefining how digital media is shared, stored and distributed. To Manage today's increasingly rich collection of dynamic media, Avid provides powerful servers, networks and media tools to help customers search files, share media and collaborate on new productions, both locally and globally. Avid's solutions also empower users to easily Move media, whether on air, over cable or satellite or through the Internet. Like no other media company today, Avid's end-to-end solutions span the continuum of media creation, management and distribution. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Tewksbury, MA.

Avid Technology can be found on the World Wide Web at www.avid.com.

For more information, call 978/640.3020.
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