Avid Helps Macs And PCs Play Nice Together

mediafour and Avid have teamed up to allows cross-platform users of Avid Symphony and Media Composer to more easily share and exchange files. mediafour will provide an enhanced version of MacDrive 2000 to users of Avid products. According to mediafour:

Mediafour Corporation, a leading developer of cross-platform software solutions, has entered into an agreement with multimedia-editing industry leader Avid Technology, Inc. to provide an enhanced version of their award-winning MacDrive 2000 software to purchasers of all Windows-based Avid Symphony and Media Composer systems.

This bundle enables Avid users to work faster and more productively by eliminating many compatibility issues between Mac OS- and Windows-based Avid editing systems. The addition of MacDrive to the Avid systems enables users to seamlessly access video and audio data on Mac-formatted disks directly from Windows-based systems. This level of compatibility allows for straightforward cross-platform migration or sharing of editing projects.

Distinguishing the special MacDrive 2000 CrossStripe Edition is the inclusion of CrossStripe technology developed by Mediafour. CrossStripe enables Windows to recognize sets of ?striped Mac-formatted hard drives. The ?striping? of hard drives is the combining of several relatively small and slow hard drives so as to appear as one very large and fast hard drive. Striping has long been a standard technique for Avid users, who require large amounts of fast hard drive storage to accomplish film-, video- and other multimedia-editing tasks.

You can find more information at the mediafour web site.

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