Avid Xpress Studio Now Shipping

Avid Technology is now shipping its Avid Xpress Studio all-in-one production suite.

Designed for DV professionals, the new system combines video editing, audio production, 3-D animation, compositing and titling, and DVD authoring capabilities--all on a single computer.

Avid Xpress Studio is available in two versions--each version includes the Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Pro Tools LE, Avid 3D, Avid FX and Avid DVD by Sonic software applications and a different hardware configuration.

Avid Xpress Studio Complete retails for $6,995 and includes the Digi 002, which provides professional audio and MIDI I/O connections and eight touch-sensitive, motorized faders for automation control. It is designed to work with both the Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Pro Tools LE applications. Avid Xpress Studio Complete also includes the Avid Mojo Digital Nonlinear Accelerator (Avid DNA), which offers simultaneous real-time output of multiple streams of video and 3-D effects to client monitor and tape, the ability to mix uncompressed graphics and animation with DV media in real time, and many more performance-enhancing capabilities.

For $3,995 Avid customers can purchase Avid Xpress Studio Essentials, which includes the Digidesign Mbox hardware, a 2-channel USB audio peripheral that integrates audio and MIDI recording, editing, and real-time mixing.