® Announcing Avid Xpress DV 3.5 Introducing the eagerly awaited new version of Xpress DV! The highlights of this exciting new release are: • Supported on Macintosh OSX as well as Windows XP • Dongle and software for both platforms in one box ! • Real-time colour correction tool with professional features • Price reduction for PowerPack Table of contents What’s new in version 3.5 ? ..............................................................................2 Feature highlights ...........................................................................................2 What is changed from version 3.0 ? ...................................................................3 Version contents .............................................................................................4 Minimum system requirements .........................................................................6 Additional information......................................................................................6 Appendix A: Key Features and Benefits of Version 3.5 ..........................................7 2June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 1 Page 2 05/07/2002 What’s new in version 3.5 ? Versions for both Macintosh OS X and Windows XP in the same box Move easily back and forth between Windows XP and Macintosh OS X systems! With bi-directional compatibility of media files. • Support for qualified Macintosh computers with Macintosh OS X v10.1.3 or later and 400 MHz G4 processor. Includes all Apple PowerBook G4s. • Support for qualified systems running the Windows XP Professional operating system. Expert Colour Correction toolset Because Avid Xpress DV is based on years of real-time colour correction expertise gained with Avid Symphony, no other software-only NLE comes close to its level of sophistication. Benefit from professional, real-time colour correction tools that bring unrivaled features to a software-only product such as: • Three monitor view - previous frame, current frame and next frame with reference frames and split screen mode showing before & after • Patent-pending NaturalMatch colour matching providing exclusive point-and- click matching of skin tones from shot to shot • Customizable, advanced vectorscope, waveform monitors and histograms including luminance and chrominance display to check safe colour levels • Three ChromaWheel™ HSL colour offset wheels (shadows, midtones, highlights) for precise colour controls • Four ChromaCurve™ interactive graphs with multi-point controls (red, blue, green, master) for intuitive adjustments to colour balance • HSL master controls (hue, sat, bright, contrast, clip, invert) with safe colour warning Separate Avid DV codec Create high quality Avid-compatible media in After Effects and other popular applications. This means other QuickTime applications can use the codec. Feature highlights • Over 100 real-time effects, fully customizable, multiple simultaneous streams, including titling and keyframeable picture in picture effects - all in software! • Easier – and faster - to use, with features like Toolsets, SuperBins, DV Scene Extraction, unlimited video tracks via nesting, Quick Transitions, drag and drop storyboarding, and much more. • Your own Avid; Customizable workspaces that allow customers to personalize every aspect of the industry-standard Avid editing interface. • Networking support (Avid Unity LANshare EX), lets you connect up to 20 Avid Xpress DV systems to work collaboratively over a network (note: LANShare EX support for Macintosh OS X clients planned for Q4) • Improved Compositing, with ability to import Photoshop layers, unlimited video tracks via nesting, and improved After Effects support thanks to Automatic Duck (sold separately) and Elastic Gasket and Boris FX (available to PowerPack customers) • Customizable Tool Sets, instantly jump among six customizable screen layouts for Basic work, Source-Record editing, Colour Correction, Effects, Audio, and Record 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 2 Page 3 05/07/2002 • SuperBin, provides a clean screen layout by centralizing all media into a single window • DV Scene Extraction, automatically subclips a tape or long section, works before or after capture, instantly ready for editing • Improved Video Monitoring, real-time monitoring directly from selected graphics cards, or Desktop Play Delay for ensuring sync with camcorders, decks, and transcoders • Powerful, affordable DVD creation, with support for new lower cost DVD burners • Dual processor support, 25-50% performance improvement • Expandable to uncompressed by purchasing Avid Xpress and adding a Meridien board • Avid Pan & Zoom (free when registering Xpress DV v3.5), imports any size still image and creates stunning moving video clips in real-time • Source/record editing, provides Media Composer style of editing • IllusionFX package, with 30 cool effects including Image Stabilize AVX, is part of PowerPack • All effects fully customizable without breaking real-time • No expensive PCI board, runs on a wide range of notebooks or desktops • User can optimize for either better image quality or more simultaneous effects • Ability to monitor and render difficult spots in a sequence for better performance • Leverage our Audio tools and the integration of Digidesign Audio Suite Plug in architecture What is changed from version 3.0 ? Changes to Base pack • Addition of Sonic DVDit! SE software for Windows (instead of LE). DVDit! is not available for Macintosh. Xpress DV 3.5 can be used to create DVDs with both iDVD2 (Apple provides iDVD2 software free with OS X) and DVD Studio Pro (sold separately). • No Discreet cleanerEZ due to Discreet discontinuing the product – QuickTime can be encoded directly from Avid Xpress DV • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 supports Cleaner (sold separately) Changes to PowerPack • Addition of full versions of Boris FX 6.1 and Boris GRAFFITI 2.1 with RED Upgrade Offer • No Discreet cleanerEZ due to Discreet discontinuing the product – QuickTime can be encoded directly from Avid Xpress DV. • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 will supports Cleaner. • Pinnacle Commotion and Knoll LightFactory are no longer included. Differences between Macintosh and Windows software • No Sonic DVDit! software for Macintosh due to availability of iDVD on all DVD capable Macintosh computers. • LANShare EX support for Mac OS X clients planned for Q4 2002. 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 3 Page 4 05/07/2002 Version contents Avid Xpress DV 3.5 - Base pack Contents: • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 software for Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. • Single dongle for both computer platforms. • Avid Xpress DV documentation and product tour. • Digidesign® AudioSuite™ tools. • Boris FX 6.1 LTD: integrated 2D/3D compositing and effects tool. • Boris GRAFFITI 2.1 LTD: advanced 2D title tool with animation. • Sonic DVDIt! SE: DVD authoring (for Windows XP only). Avid Xpress DV 3.5 - PowerPack Contents: • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 software for Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. • Single dongle for both computer platforms. • Avid Xpress DV documentation and product tour. • Digidesign® AudioSuite™ tools. • Sonic DVDIt! SE: DVD authoring (for Windows XP only). Plus: • Avid Illusion FX Pack, including: - Image Stabilize AVX plug-in: correct shaky camera work. - 29 other effects, such as Lighting, Motion Blur, Particle Effects, Film Grain, Melt. • Avid Filmmaker’s Toolkit, including: - FilmScribe™ matchback and cut list creation - Script-based editing - Dupe Detection - Avid Log Exchange - AutoSync™ - Film-style effects • Boris FX 6.1 full version: integrated 2D/3D compositing and effects tool. • Boris GRAFFITI 2.1 full version: advanced 2D/3D title tool with animation. • Elastic Gasket: use selected Adobe effects as AVX plug-ins (box contains voucher with download details). 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 4 Page 5 05/07/2002 Avid Xpress DV 3.5 - EduPack Contents: • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 software for Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. • Single dongle for both computer platforms. • Avid Xpress DV documentation and product tour (on CD, no printed copies) • Digidesign® AudioSuite™ tools • Avid Illusion FX Pack, including: - Image Stabilize AVX plug-in: correct shaky camera work - 29 other effects, such as Lighting, Motion Blur, Particle Effects, Film Grain, Melt. • Avid Filmmaker’s Toolkit, including: - FilmScribe™ matchback and cut list creation - Script-based editing - Dupe Detection - Avid Log Exchange - AutoSync™ - Film-style effects Avid Xpress DV for Macintosh - EduPack 10-pack Contents: • Avid Xpress DV 3.5 software for Macintosh OS X and Windows XP. • Ten dongles for both computer platforms. • Avid Xpress DV documentation and product tour (CD and one printed set). • Digidesign® AudioSuite™ tools. • Avid Illusion FX Pack, including: - Image Stabilize AVX plug-in: correct shaky camera work. - 29 other effects, such as Lighting, Motion Blur, Particle Effects, Film Grain, Melt. • Avid Filmmaker’s Toolkit, including: - FilmScribe™ matchback and cut list creation - Script-based editing - Dupe Detection - Avid Log Exchange - AutoSync™ - Film-style effects 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 5 Page 6 05/07/2002 Minimum system requirements Macintosh Any Apple workstation (incl. iMac) or laptop with the following specifications: • Macintosh G4, 400 Mhz or faster, with any Apple-supplied graphics card • Macintosh OS X v10.1.4 or higher • 256 MB RAM (384 MB recommended) Windows XP Any Avid-qualified laptop or workstation with the following specifications: • Pentium III or 4, 750 Mhz or faster • Windows XP Professional • DV I/O card • 256 MB RAM (384 MB recommended) Please note the following: • Real-time performance will vary based on computer power. • Windows 2000 is not supported with Xpress DV 3.5. Avid Xpress DV version 3.0 is still the product of choice for customers remaining on the Windows 2000 platform, and will continue to be available until further notice. • For the latest information on Avid-qualified computers, please visit : http://www.avid.com/products/xpressdv/specs.shtml Additional information Receive a FREE Plug-In For Registering! Make sure you register Avid Xpress DV 3.5 to be eligible to download the Avid Pan & Zoom plug-in for FREE! The powerful Pan & Zoom tool lets you import still images of any size and create stunning moving video clips in real-time. This popular look is often created using expensive motion control cameras. Create clips of any length that pan and zoom to any portion of the still image over time. Start with a wide shot and zoom in for a close-up. Move in any direction as if panning a scene. The possibilities are endless. State-of-the-art image filtering delivers outstanding rendered image quality. Training packaged with Xpress DV 3.5 Award-winning Interactive Tour. Get acquainted with the software and interface, and learn the basic capabilities. The Avid Xpress DV Tour was awarded the highest level Award of Distinction by the Society for Technical Publications. Interactive Tutorial. A complete, step-by-step tutorial with media is included. This tutorial walks you through all the steps of creating a project in detail. 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 6 Page 7 05/07/2002 Appendix A: Key Features and Benefits of Version 3.5 Feature Benefit Avid Real-Time Architecture Over 100 fully customizable Instant feedback and excellent creative flow; no need real-time effects to render to see the effect. Over 100 fully customizable effects provide a huge palette of options. Multiple streams of real-time Great for creating richly layered effects such as a title effects simultaneously AND a dissolve AND a colour correction AND a picture-in-picture SIMULTANEOUSLY all in real-time. Real-time effects in software- No need to buy expensive add-in PCI cards, provides only the ability to run on a wide range of notebooks as well as desktops – including all Apple PowerBook G4s. Choice of high-performance Complete control: more simultaneous effects while and high-quality mode compromising slightly on image quality, or the best image quality with fewer simultaneous effects. Real-time display in both Better visibility of output by viewing on external video interface and video monitor monitor (NTSC or PAL). Pre-Filled Frames Choose to pre-compute real-time effects (simply type a number from one to ten seconds), which will delay playback but improve the number of real-time effects visible. ExpertRender™ Automatically identifies sections where the system may have difficulty delivering real-time performance, and offers the option to render those sections. Real-time keyframe model for Real-time control over how Picture-in-Picture effects picture-in-picture effects look over time with Bezier curves. Real-time audio punch-in Narrate or annotate audio over timeline during real- time playback. Create voice-overs on the fly in sync with your video. Expert Colour Correction Toolset Real-time professional-level Benefit from professional, real-time colour correction colour correction tools tools that bring unrivaled features to a software-only product such as previous, current and next frame windows, reference frames, before and after split- screens, patent-pending NaturalMatch colour matching, safe colour warnings and advanced vectorscope and waveform monitors. Patent-pending Avid Only Avid makes colour correction so simple and NaturalMatch colour matching powerful. One common problem is skin tones that don't match from shot to shot. With Avid's patent- pending NaturalMatch, simply click on a face in two shots to instantly match skin tones. Three-up Colour Correction A 3-window view makes it even easier to view Windows reference frames, quickly view previous & next frames with before and after split-screens to more closely compare frames. 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 7 Page 8 05/07/2002 Advanced Waveform and Customizable, advanced vectorscope, waveform, Vectorscope monitors histogram and parade monitors including RGB histogram and parade, Y & YC waveform, and YCbCr histogram and parade, quad displays. Based on Avid Symphony Because Xpress DV is based on years of real-time colour correction expertise gained with Avid Symphony, no other software-only NLE comes close to this level of sophistication. Customizable, Professional Tools Powerful audio tools Best of class audio tools including audio mix, audio punch-in, EQ, automation gain, stereo VU meters and DigiDesign AudioSuite. Advanced titling Enhancing Avid’s built-in real-time titling tool is the included Boris Graffiti for superior title animation, effects, and seamless integration through a tightly integrated AVX plug-in. Unlimited video tracks (via Easier than ever to create dynamic, multi-layered nesting) compositions. Powerful compositing features Precise edits with no frame drops and lossless layering gives better controls to make video looks its best. Ability to import Photoshop layers, unlimited video tracks via nesting, and improved After Effects support thanks to Automatic Duck (sold separately) and Elastic Gasket and Boris FX (available in PowerPack). Advanced keyframe model for Dramatically easier to change how PIP’s look over picture-in-picture effects time with Bezier curves DV Scene Extraction Automatically segments a tape or long section into subclips by detecting each time recording was stopped and started during taping. Dramatically speeds up the editing process. Avid Pan & Zoom (free after Imports any size still image and creates stunning registering version 3.5) moving video clips in real-time. Additional Avid DV codec Separate Avid DV codec for creating Avid-compatible media in After Effects and other popular applications. Award Winning Avid Tour Quickly brings you up to speed, incorporates an award winning multimedia tutorial that showcases features and capabilities of product (most other products don’t offer such a tour). AVX Plug in support Dozens of vendors make available AVX plug ins to extend the native capabilities of the product and to ensure continued growth and extensibility of platform. IllusionFX Pack (in PowerPack) 30 cool customizable effects like Lightning, Page Curl, Melt and Kaleidoscope let you create fresh looks for your video projects. Also includes Image Stabilize AVX plug-in. Enhanced Productivity and Ease of Use 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 8 Page 9 05/07/2002 Highly Customizable User Since we’ve learned that each editor has his or her Interface own unique way of working, the Avid Xpress DV interface is highly customizable – you can even copy your personal settings when using a friend’s version to recall your own personal workflow You can change and tweak many interface attributes: • Keyboards: drag and drop any menu or palette command to as many keyboards as you need and quickly get the right tool for the job at hand • Toolsets remember your screen settings so you can quickly jump back to where you were • Change the look and feel of the interface – change and recall different fonts, colours, button styles, even shape and style of on screen interface elements. Multiple OS Installers in one Version 3.5 includes a single application key (dongle) Box that can be used on Mac and Windows XP systems. This permits you to install one copy of Xpress DV on computers running each of these operating systems so they can be more productive at home and at work. Toolsets A single mouse click lets you jump among six customized interfaces for common tasks: Basic editing, Source/Record editing, Colour Correction, Effects editing, Audio editing, and Recording from tape. Each toolset is customizable for your own preferences. SuperBin Cleaner, easier-to-use interface lets you access all bins (folders for storing media) within a single tab- based window – perfect for single monitor systems with limited screen real estate. Dynamic storyboarding Allows users to quickly arrange shots in one step and create an initial sequence. JKL controls in bin windows Quickly scrub video in bin windows with convenient JKL commands – even mark in and out points while reviewing video clips. 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. User protection with AutoSave AutoSave with Attic feature gives you peace of mind and 32 levels of undo that your work is protected. 32 levels of undo means that there is never a mistake that can’t be undone. Included Tutorial A thorough on-line tutorial provides easy to follow instructions on how to use Avid Xpress DV software from project start to finish. 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 9 Page 10 05/07/2002 Desktop Play Delay Eliminates potential sync problems caused by camcorder or transcoder used for external monitoring so you can focus more on the creative tasks. Locators For notes and information sharing. Mark specific points of a clip with a note enabling you and your colleagues to keep up to date on what still needs to be done. Example: "insert new footage here". Superior project management: Organize sort, sift and arrange your media based upon Avid Media Tool, Consolidate criteria that you define. Media Tool allows easy deletion of any media not currently in use. Consolidate saves disk space by copying only the media used in the sequence. Streamlined Interoperability & Workflow Support for Windows XP and Stable, multi-tasking, multi-threading OSes with Mac OS X operating systems minimal system downtime. Use other applications to create graphics while rendering eye-catching effects without system interruptions or loss of data. Bins, sequences and projects Exchange projects with Media Composer, Avid Xpress compatible with other Avid and Symphony, found in virtually every video editing products production facility. Leverages the benefits of stable 11th generation software to ensure investment protection with other Avid products Avid Total Conform: move projects seamlessly from DV to higher end finishing systems if desired or vice versa. Upgradable Move to uncompressed by purchasing Avid Xpress and adding a Meridien board. Support for popular DV cards, With a choice of affordable DV In/Out cards (sold cameras and decks separately), just add your DV or MiniDV camera and cable and go! Digidesign Interop Seamless audio exchange with Digidesign Pro Tools systems. LANshare EX support Build a low-cost media network using Avid LANshare EX and up to 15 Avid Xpress DV stations. Avid PortServer Pro support Attach to Avid Unity MediaNet via PortServer Pro and up to 15 Avid Xpress DV stations. DVC Pro PAL 4:1:1 support Supports certain decks and cameras popular in Europe. 24-FPS EDL support for 24P HD Lets Avid Xpress DV act as offline system for editing (in PowerPack) projects shot on increasingly-popular 24P HD cameras. 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 10 Page 11 05/07/2002 Import and export a wide range of Incorporate elements from almost anywhere: media • MPEG 1 • digital video, popular multimedia and graphics formats, and audio from CD’s and other • MPEG 2* applications. • QuickTime 5 • QuickTime Reference Movie • cost-effectively leverage all of your media assets to create impressive video presentations. • And more… *via Sonic DVDit! on Windows XP *via DVD Studio Pro on Mac (sold separately) Dual processor support 20-40% better performance on selected tasks when used on a system with dual Pentium III/4 or G4 processors. One-step Discreet Cleaner Seamless one-step export of streaming video files. Integration Get your message out with video over the Web. Cleaner sold separately. Create Real Media, Windows Media, and QuickTime files. OMF profiles, EDL export and OMF (Open Media Framework) allows project import compatibility with other systems like Avid|DS EDL (Edit Decision List) export allows finishing in tape online facilities. Avid’s EDL export capabilities are best-of-breed, with rock-solid support for 18 formats and 7 modes. Can also import EDLs and update and re-link edits from EDLs 27 June 2002 Avid Technology Europe 11
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