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eyeon Connection Bridges Avid Workflow

eyeon Software announced a new development in eyeon Connection that integrates directly with Avid Technology’s AVX2 architecture, supporting the recent editions of Avid’s Media Composer, Symphony, NewsCutter, and Avid DS product lines within eyeon Fusion and eyeon Dimension.

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Avid Delivers 3-D Support with Newest Editing Software

Avid Technology has addressed customer requests for native support of the Sony XDCAM format, a groundbreaking 3-D stereoscopic workflow and the "death of the dongle," with the release of Avid Media Composer (v3.5), Symphony (v 3.5) and NewsCutter (v 7.5) software. In addition to an innovative new architecture designed to make these Avid solutions more open, the latest version of the software delivers a variety of new features that enable customers to take advantage of:

-- More streamlined and efficient HD audio and video workflows

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GenArts Releases Sapphire Plug-ins V3 for Avid Editing Products

GenArts has released version 3 of its Sapphire Plug-ins for the Avid AVX architecture. The new version includes several new features to help editors working on Avid Media Composer, Symphony or NewsCutter systems to enhance their content with powerful visual effects tools.

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Avid Announces Significant Upgrades To Family Of On-Air Graphics Solutions

Avid Technology has unveiled Avid Deko 5.0, PostDeko 8.0.1 and DekoCast 4.1.2, an upgraded suite of real-time on-air graphics systems designed to increase productivity and enhance creative output throughout broadcast graphics operations.

Unlike competitive graphics products, Avid's suite of on-air graphics solutions reduces the need for additional staff training and costly specialized expertise by providing easy-to-use design tools and templates that enable customers to get productions to air, quickly.

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Avid Looks Into 3-D Edit Tools

Avid Technology is reportedly quietly researching technology that would support 3-D stereoscopic feature editors, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Filmmakers in 3-D have identified editorial as an area that needs more development and attention, so the leading editing system manufacturer is working on prototype 3-D tools.

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Avid Launches Worldwide Academic Partner Program

Avid Technology Inc. has launched of the Avid Academic Partner (AAP) program, a worldwide initiative designed to assist colleges and universities in preparing students for successful careers in the media industry. The AAP program delivers affordable, integrated Avid product offerings and courseware (including Softimage) as well as the ability to achieve Avid-Certified Campus status.

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GenArts Releases New Sapphire Plug-ins for Avid

GenArts Inc. announced the immediate availability of Sapphire Plug-ins version 2.05 for Avid AVX products. The new version is compatible with Avid systems running on the Intel-based Mac platform and includes various improvements for both Mac and Windows platforms.

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Avid Ships Latest Version of Avid Studio Toolkit

Avid Technology Inc. announced the availability of version 5.6 of Avid Studio Toolkit, which delivers significant enhancements to a set of tightly integrated, industry-leading software applications, including Avid 3D, Avid FX and Avid DVD by Sonic. Avid Studio Toolkit is the first multi-format solution for simultaneous DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring, designed specifically for professional film and video editors looking to create and deliver projects in HD.

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Artbeats Participates in Avid Back to School 2006 Campaign

Artbeats will participate in the Avid 2006 Back to School Industry All-Access campaign. All qualified students who purchase Avid Xpress Pro Academic, SOFTIMAGE|XSI Academic, or Pro Tools Academic before Sept. 30, will receive a 30% discount on any Artbeats collection priced $399 or higher, and a free broadcast quality clip worth $199, both of which will be available for immediate download from Artbeats website.

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Chapman University Equips New Film School with Avid Solutions

Avid Technology Inc. announced that Chapman University, which offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts degrees, has made a significant investment in Avid solutions for its new state-of-the-art film and media arts center in southern California. The new $41million, 76,000-square-foot facility, Marion Knott Studios, will serve as the home of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.

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Avid Studio Toolkit Adds Blu-ray Support, Delivers New Tools

Avid Technology Inc. announced version 5.5 of Avid Studio Toolkit, which delivers significant enhancements to a set of tightly integrated, industry-leading software applications, including Avid 3D, Avid FX, and Avid DVD by Sonic. Ideal for any content creator using Avid Xpress Pro software as well as any system in the new Media Composer family. Avid Studio Toolkit delivers new creative toolsets and user interfaces for Avid FX and Avid 3D, as well as enhanced authoring options, including support for the Blu-ray Disc format.

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Avid Digital Workflow Helps Unleash Kong

Avid Technology Inc. announced that editing teams from Big Primate Pictures, the production company behind KING KONG, and Weta Digital, the movie's digital effects house, employed an end-to-end Avid post-production workflow to bring to life Peter Jackson's vision of the 1933 movie classic.

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GenArts Announces November Discount for Sapphire Plug-ins

GenArts Inc., a leading provider of digital visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industry, announced a special price promotion on their Sapphire Plug-ins for Avid AVX products.

Throughout the month of November, the price tag for the full package of Sapphire Plug-ins for Avid is being reduced by 15%. Savings range from $270 on Avid Xpress Pro HD to $720 on Avid DS Nitris. Contact an authorized Avid reseller or visit for more specific pricing information. To benefit from the promotion, orders must be received by Nov. 30.

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Avid Technology to Acquire Pinnacle Systems

Avid Technology Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pinnacle Systems Inc. in a cash and stock transaction of about $462 million. The combination will provide Avid with immediate presence in consumer video and expand its professional broadcast offerings. The acquisition is subject to satisfying a number of closing conditions, including shareholder and regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2005.

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Avid Announces Worldwide Availability of Alienbrain Studio 7.1

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12:00am

Avid Technology Inc. announced the worldwide availability of Avid Alienbrain Studio 7.1 asset management software, offering increased support for creative teams developing complex CG games, 3D simulation programs and animated film projects.

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Los Angeles Film School Invests in Avid Xpress Studio

Avid Technology Inc. announced that the Los Angeles Film School has equipped its media labs with 21 Avid Xpress Studio systems. The school is the latest in a growing number of education institutions to install the all-in-one production system, which seamlessly integrates video editing, audio production, 3D animation, compositing and titling and DVD authoring software with professional video and audio production hardware -- all on a single computer.

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Avid Introduces 3-Democracy Campaign

Avid Technology announced new pricing for its SOFTIMAGE|XSI product line, ushering in 3-Democracy, the company's plan for making its comprehensive 3D content creation software accessible to all levels of CG professionals. Now a greater number of artists can purchase the award-winning 3D software in three new affordable configurations, starting with the unprecedented price of $495 for SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 Foundation.