Avid Technology, Inc.
Sep 15, 2017

Avid Announces Maestro Family — Unifying Graphics Portfolio and Deepening Integration to MediaCentral

Maestro family extends from on-air graphics to now include graphics design, in-studio, sports enhancements, virtual set and augmented reality to allow broadcasters and media organizations to deliver stunning 2D/3D graphics for more engaging viewer experiences

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution, and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today unveiled a more unified and powerful graphics product line-up that has deeper integration with Avid MediaCentral®. The latest Maestro™ graphics family enables content creators to work faster and more efficiently, and helps them to distinguish their brand to set themselves apart from the competition and build viewer loyalty.

At the core of the Maestro product line up is its tight integration with the MediaCentral platform. Leveraging the MediaCentral I Graphics Management module and MediaCentral | Maestro News app, journalists, editors and operators now have the ability to easily introduce top notch graphics to their stories from within MediaCentral. This allows better storytelling, and drives greater efficiency across the organization with faster turnaround of enhanced content.

"We're excited to unify all of the industry leading graphics products and technology that came to us from the ORAD acquisition under the single Maestro brand — which is synonymous with high-end graphics excellence," said Dana Ruzicka, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Avid. "Our mission is to create the most integrated and powerful graphics toolset for Avid users. The new Maestro product family delivers the best graphics solutions available today to craft stunning 2D, 3D, and, virtual and augmented reality graphics in real-time across all platforms."

Debuting Maestro | Sports
Avid is also launching Maestro I Sports, the new all-in-one broadcast graphics and video control system for live sports production. Maestro Sports combines action-based, data-driven graphics, tracked-to-field graphics, and video playout capabilities in a single, simple-to-operate hardware/software solution that supports HD and UHD resolutions.

Enhanced Studio Solutions Portfolio
Broadcasters can deliver compelling experiences across any platform with enhanced versions of Maestro I Virtual Set, Maestro I AR, Maestro I TD Control™ and Maestro I Interactive for in-studio enhancements of news, entertainment, and sports broadcasts. Maestro | Virtual Set now features the next-generation Xync camera tracking solution.  Xync provides the most accurate camera tracking capabilities available and is easier than ever before to set up and maintain.

Also under the Maestro umbrella of solutions is Maestro I Branding and Maestro I Channel in a Box, offering real-time delivery of video and graphics for master control.  Maestro I Designer is Avid's powerful and intuitive tool for graphics creation that delivers stunning graphics for use across the Maestro portfolio of solutions for Sports, Studio, Master Control, and MediaCentral.

To learn more about the new line of MediaCentral | Maestro products, please visit: http://www.avid.com/products/mediacentral/mediacentral-graphics-management.

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid's preeminent customer community uses Avid's comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid's industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, Interplay®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, TD Control™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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