Avid works on high-def edits


Avid Technology has revamped its product lines to incorporate new technology aimed at improving the speed and process of editing in high definition, particularly with support for native HD camera formats.

The leading developer of editing systems used in film and TV production unveiled its DX platform Sunday at a customer event in Las Vegas, where the National Association of Broadcasters Show is taking place this week.

Avid's new editing lineup includes Media Composer Mojo DX, targeted at small studios, production companies or customers looking to do on-location work; Media Composer Nitris DX, for post facilities and feature editing; Symphony Nitris DX, a finishing system; and NewsCutter Mojo DX and Nitris DX, for news editing.

These new systems — which incorporate new versions of software and new hardware configurations — replace several available lines, including the widely used Media Composer Adrenaline. Avid said upgrades would be available to its customer base.

The new systems are scheduled for June availability.

Avid pulled out of the NAB exhibition in late 2007, choosing instead to host customer events during the annual confab.