v3.19.2
Document and Entity Information - $ / shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 01, 2019
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name Avid Technology, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000896841  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Listing, Par Value Per Share $ 0.01  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   42,955,911