Avid Further Expands Open Workflow Innovations
Media Composer 5.5, Symphony 5.5 and NewsCutter 9.5 Now Support AJA Io Express Hardware and External Control Surfaces, Expand Avid Media Access and Avid Nitris DX Capabilities, and Offer New "In-App" Phonetic Searching for Increased Editorial
New FeaturesÃ¢Â€Â¢Support for AJA Io Express input and output interface, offering increased options between accelerated Avid hardware and cost-effective third-party solutions when using Media Composer and NewsCutter systems
Ã¢Â€Â¢Improved search capabilities and the new Avid PhraseFind powered by Nexidia phonetic searching add-on option to streamline clip and project management, speeding editorial and simplifying the dialogue editing and logging process
Ã¢Â€Â¢EUCON support for integration with Avid control surfaces-Avid Artist Control, Artist Transport and Artist Mix devices-delivering greater flexibility for effects, audio and transport manipulation
Ã¢Â€Â¢Increased performance with Panasonic AVC-Intra material with the new Avid Nitris DX AVC-Intra video accelerator
Ã¢Â€Â¢Native support for Sony HDCAM SR Lite, providing high-quality, file-based media transfer of this popular tape-based format over a GB Ethernet connection to reduce costly deck usage, and increase the workflow flexibility and productivity with this format
Ã¢Â€Â¢Enhanced Smart Tool functionality for direct transition manipulation within the timeline, enabling “on the fly” editing.
Increased Hardware and Control Device Support-More Open, Expanded Workflow OptionsMedia Composer version 5.5 and NewsCutter version 9.5 both support the popular AJA Io Express, a cost-effective video input and output interface. This adds to the previously announced support for Matrox MX02 Mini monitoring hardware (in Media Composer version 5). Editors can also now leverage Artist Mix, Artist Control and Artist Transport control surfaces (formerly from Euphonix) to handle media transport, and audio and effects parameters within Avid editing systems. The fine adjustment controls and physical interfaces (e.g., sliders) of these external controllers are ideally suited for customers working with projects that require extensive audio manipulation.
Additionally, taking advantage of Avid Nitris DX expandability, customers can now benefit from real-time capture and increased playback streams of Panasonic AVC-Intra material, significantly boosting productivity and accelerating workflows with this process-intensive format.
Expanded AMA, Smart Tool and Search Capabilities-Increase Productivity with Streamlined EditorialNew editorial capabilities in Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony editing systems include:
Ã¢Â€Â¢Avid PhraseFind powered by Nexidia add-on: enables better storytelling by instantly finding clips within Media Composer bins using the same Nexidia phonetic indexing engine in Avid ScriptSync. The new “type-to-find” interface taps indexed audio material-any word or phrase-for expedited retrieval without a script or transcript, accelerating editing across all program types by finding the right take fast
Ã¢Â€Â¢Sony HDCAM SR Lite format support via Avid Media Access (AMA): provides an innovative workflow, developed in conjunction with Sony, allowing tape-based HDCAM SR material to be handled as files over a GB Ethernet network connection. This offers greater deck efficiency and savings to ease collaborative workflows by streamlining footage into a shared storage environment for content sharing with other editors
Ã¢Â€Â¢Smart Tool enhancements: bring expanded editorial power within the box, offering direct timeline control of transitions as an alternative to using separate transition tools
Ã¢Â€Â¢Expert search: improves generic search capabilities, allowing customers to easily find material using text-based searching in fields and across bins on local or shared storage