New Version of Media Composer Expected on Wed.

Avid Technology, Inc. on Tuesday said that the latest version of Media Composer, version 2.5, will be available on Wednesday. The update features HD format support, better real-time multi-cam, XDCAM HD support, motion tracking and stabilization with SteadyGlide, full-screen playback over DVI, and support for the Avid Interplay system, which will be available in the third quarter of this year.

Avid will host a Webcast on Wednesday, June 21, at 1:00 PM Eastern time, using that as an opportunity to showcase the new features.

Avid offers four different Media Composer configurations: the core setup (US$4,995); Media Composer with Avid Mojo SDI Digital Nonlinear Accelerator ($7,495); Media Composer Adrenaline ($19,995); and Media Composer Adrenaline with Avid DNxcel ($22,995).