Avid Technology, Inc.
May 19, 2015

Avid Everywhere(TM) Powers Cannes Film Festival

World Renowned Event Relies on Avid Workflow Solutions to Broadcast Global Coverage

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) has announced today that its solutions will be used to power the post-production of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Avid Elite partner VIDELIO - Cap'Ciné is once again providing post-production facilities for "Le Grand Journal de Canal +", Orange Cinema Series , TV Festival and L'Oreal which will produce festival coverage airing on France's Orange TV, YouTube, Dailymotion, Canal Plus and L'Oreal Website. Broadcast worldwide, viewers will have a front row seat to live interviews with talent and behind the scenes crew, red carpet footage, press conferences and film reviews.

The on-location editing teams will be employing the Avid MediaCentral platform to provide a seamless workflow for efficient running of the production. Four centralized ISIS® storage systems will be installed to provide power, reliability and storage capacity to sustain real-time workflows in the demanding environment. Two Avid AirSpeed® 5000 acquisition servers are also being utilized for their ingest and playout capability, slow motion playback and support for third party editing systems. All 26 editing stations will be equipped with Avid Media Composer® software. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file based media, the software complements the nature of the event, which will call for quick turn-arounds and fast delivery times.

Tom Cordiner, vice president of International Sales, Avid comments, "The Cannes Festival is the most prestigious film event in the world and we are delighted that its key content supplier has chosen the industry's leading solutions to support them. Avid products enable our customers to perform at the highest level and we are honored to be participating in this major event."

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. 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.

About VIDELIO - Cap'Ciné

VIDELIO - Cap'Ciné specialises in the rental and integration of post-production systems. From television studio stages to sporting events, from movie editing to sound mixing suites, VIDELIO - Cap'Ciné has all the post-production solutions at its disposal to bring success to all audiovisual projects.

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