Avid Launches News Station

Avid Technology Inc. recently introduced an "all-in-one" system for small market television stations transitioning to digital news production.

The Avid News Station product combines Avid News Cutter software with Unity LANshare and Avid's Interplay nonlinear workflow engine, which integrates asset management, workflow automation and security control together into a single system.

"The needs of smaller market broadcast stations are similar to those of their larger counterparts," said David Schleifer, vice president of Avid Broadcast and Workgroups. "With Avid News Station, broadcast stations of any size will now be able to easily replace old tape-based systems with a seamless workflow for end-to-end digital news production. They will be able to use Avid News Station to acquire media with ease, have instant facility-wide access to high res media and complete packages, and go to air with the same speed and efficiency that larger stations have enjoyed."

The News Station package allows users to create content and share it among local users, or between television stations. It features two ingest channels, five edit seats, four playback (with two being redundant), and provides 300 hours of DV25-quality content storage.

Avid News Station is now shipping to U.S. customers.