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September 29, 2003 at 12:00 AM EDT

Avid NewsCutter XP 5.0 and Avid Mojo Now Available; Avid DNA Adds Powerful Media Processing Capabilities to Industry-Leading Editing System

Avid NewsCutter XP 5.0 and Avid Mojo Now Available; Avid DNA Adds Powerful Media Processing Capabilities to Industry-Leading Editing System

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sep 29, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the worldwide availability of the Avid® NewsCutter® XP 5.0 system and the Avid Mojo™ Digital Nonlinear Accelerator™ (Avid DNA™). The new version offers advanced news editing capabilities such as quick record, providing journalists and editors with a robust, fast news editing solution for either the suite or the field. When paired with the Avid Mojo accelerator, the portable member of the Avid DNA family, NewsCutter XP 5.0 software benefits from the industry's only hybrid architecture designed to leverage the power of both host-based software capabilities and hardware-based acceleration.

"NewsCutter XP 5.0 is an ideal solution for broadcasters. Its news-specific features and portability make it a powerful tool that has unmatched editing speed and reliability," said David Schleifer, director of Avid Broadcast. "There is no other news editing solution on the market - in the newsroom or in the field - with this type of functionality and flexibility. And what makes it more compelling is how easily it integrates with Avid Unity for News as well as an entire Avid end-to-end digital news production workflow."

The new version includes enhanced integration with both the Avid iNEWS™ and AP ENPS newsroom systems, AAF and MXF support, Marquee real-time 3D titling, and support for 50Mbit MPEG IMX, in addition to DV25 and DV50. In addition, news professionals can attach the Avid Mojo accelerator to any qualified computer running NewsCutter XP 5.0 software with a single FireWire cable and take advantage of DV composite and S-video I/O as well as true real-time functionality, including output to tape.


NewsCutter XP version 5.0 software is available with an HP xw8000 CPU for $11,995 USMSRP, and NewsCutter XP software only (no CPU) for $6,995 USMSRP. Pricing for the Avid Mojo accelerator, which is sold separately, is $1,695 USMSRP. For additional feature information and product specifications, please visit

About Avid Technology, Inc.

Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast news professionals to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. For more information about the company's Oscar®, Grammy®, and Emmy® award-winning products and services, please visit:

© 2003 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are USMSRP for U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid office or reseller for prices outside the U.S. and Canada. Avid, Avid Unity, NewsCutter, Avid Mojo, Digital Nonlinear Accelerator, Avid DNA and Film Composer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. iNEWS is a trademark of iNews, LLC. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design and engineering of the Avid Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. Oscar is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emmy is a registered trademark of ATAS/NATAS. Grammy is a trademark of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Avid Technology, Inc.

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