The Avid Xpress system is the fastest, most creative way to produce high quality
video and multimedia content. Designed with unique breakthrough technologies and
an uncompressed video option, the Avid Xpress system lets you create superior
content, do it faster and, at the same time, achieve significant productivity increases
and cost savings. Available on both the Macintosh® and Windows NT® platforms,
Avid Xpress provides creative professionals with the most powerful digital video
system in its price category.
The Avid Xpress system delivers these substantial advantages:
Avid’s One-Step Technology
More real-time features
More built-in functionality
Industry-leading image and audio quality
Easy fit in a multi-platform workflow
These advantages, combined with Avid’s adherence to ITU R-601 broadcast-industry
standards, have made the Avid Xpress system the leading solution for creative
professionals working with digital media.
Unprecedented Productivity with One-Step Technology | One-Step Technology
helps you save time and keep the creative process flowing, accomplishing the most
common editing and creative tasks in the fewest possible steps, often with a single
click of the mouse. With other systems, much of your creative time is spent working
manually and slowly, due to multiple steps and work-arounds. Avid’s One-Step
Technology cuts to the chase, taking you to new levels of speed and productivity when
working with digital media.
The Avid Xpress interface is based on eighth-generation, award-winning software.
The highly intuitive Avid interface, proven in the hands of over 50,000 editors in the
film and television industries worldwide, places it well ahead of other systems in terms
of speed, simplicity and creative options.
Truest Online Image Quality | Avid Xpress supports ITU R-601 broadcast industry
standards for the truest online image quality. For the first time in its category,
uncompressed video is available as an option for the Avid Xpress for Windows NT for
the best possible video quality. Avid Xpress on both Macintosh and Windows NT can
deliver broadcast quality 2:1 image compression, as well as a range of other
resolutions. No other digital video system in its class combines unmatched speed
and productivity features with the highest image standards.
Built-In Compositing for Streamlined Production | Built-in compositing means
more creative flexibility, shorter production cycles and considerably less frustration.
Avid Xpress offers unlimited layering through up to four video tracks with real-time,
non-destructive layering and nesting, eliminating the need for expensive and
time-consuming third-party applications. You can also create multi-layered effects
within Avid Xpress, then composite multiple layers into a single track in one easy
Real-Time Processing for Increased Productivity | With all the real-time features
available in Avid Xpress, you spend less time waiting and more time creating.
Customizable real-time 3D effects, real-time picture-in-picture, over 24 real-time
transitions, real-time color effects, real-time keying, and so much more are available.
Titles and graphics are displayed in an uncompressed format for the best quality
representation in real-time. And real-time titles and graphics can be played over other
Richest, Most Advanced Sound | Eight-track, real-time online audio mixing with
3-band EQ, real-time rubberband gain adjustments, and external audio device control
make it faster and easier to produce the richest, most advanced sound. Audio can be
input in either analog or digital formats and is compatible with a wide range of audio
equipment including Digital Audio Tape (DAT) machines. For more complex sound
design, the tracks edited in Avid Xpress can be opened in Digidesign® Pro Tools®
software, either on the same computer or on a dedicated Pro Tools workstation.
Avid Xpress Fits into Your Multi-Platform Workflow | If you have a multi-platform
environment, Avid Xpress fits right in, so you can maintain your existing equipment
investment. Avid Xpress is the only system in its class to support all of the following:
HIIP®: Multi-platform graphics I/O – popular graphics and animation files on
Windows, Macintosh and SGI
OMF®: Easy-to-move compositions
AVX™: Third-party video plug-ins
AudioSuite™: Third-party audio plug-ins
AIFF, WAV: Macintosh and PC format audio files
EDL: Import/export a wide range of formats
QuickTime® and AVI: Macintosh and Windows video file formats
Software CODEC: Work with Avid media in third-party programs
Third-Party Integration for Ease of Use | Avid Xpress is compatible with your
favorite applications for animation, effects and audio. It works seamlessly with
QuickTime applications and with audio applications from Digidesign, including Pro
Tools. With Avid Visual eXtension (AVX) plug-in support, Avid Xpress users have
easy access to the most popular third-party plug-ins, including: TransJammer®,
HollywoodFX, ICEfx, BorisFX, and Ultimatte. In addition, Avid Xpress also provides
tight integration with numerous AudioSuite plug-ins for added audio capabilities.
Available in Several Configurations | Each delivers unprecedented functionality
and offers creative professionals the speed, quality and creative options unattainable
from other comparably priced systems.
From Avid, the Digital Media Expert | Avid Xpress is based on Avid’s
award-winning eighth-generation software for the film and television industry. With
Avid as your solution provider, you have the peace of mind knowing that you are
buying from the industry leader—a corporation with the vision and leadership toposition you for long-term success.
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