07.03.2006 08:00 AM
Avid ships Xpress Pro 5.5 and new Mojo SDI

Avid Technology announced the availability of version 5.5 of its Xpress Pro software as well as the new Avid Mojo SDI. Xpress Pro delivers HD capabilities for both Mac and Windows-based systems, while the Avid Mojo SDI provides high-quality analog and digital SDI (Serial Digital Interface) I/O connections for professional video and audio projects.

The new Mojo SDI works with all versions of the company's Xpress Pro and Media Composer editing software.

Avid's Xpress Pro 5.5 software offers video, audio, film, effects, and encoding tools, in addition to custom music creation software, for both the Mac and PC platforms in a single box. The software supports native HDV and DVCPRO HD for acquisition, editing, and output; real-time effects and 2:3 pulldown insertion over FireWire; and Avid DNxHD encoding to create effects, transitions and titles with uncompromised image quality.

Avid's Open Timeline enables users to mix HDV, DVCPRO HD and Avid DNxHD formats with SD and DV media in the same timeline in real-time, eliminating the time-consuming process of incorporating media from multiple sources into a single project.

Mojo SDI is a portable analog and digital SDI I/O device with high-quality professional video and audio connections supporting most professional decks and cameras. Connecting to any Mac or PC via FireWire, the Avid Mojo SDI Digital Nonlinear Accelerator offers the same analog connectivity of Avid Mojo, but adds SDI I/O and AES/EBU digital audio I/O to expand Avid Xpress Pro solutions to work with mastering-quality SD cameras and decks. It is available for both Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer software.

Existing Avid Xpress Pro v4 or v5 customers can upgrade to Avid Xpress Pro v5.5 for $49.95 by download at http://www.avidstore.com/.

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