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Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 and New Avid Mojo SDI Now Shipping

Company meets demand for HD on the Mac (June 28, 2006)

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the worldwide availability of version 5.5 of its Avid Xpress(R) Pro software as well as the newest member in Avid's line of Digital Nonlinear Accelerator(TM) products, Avid Mojo(TM) SDI. Avid Xpress Pro version 5.5 delivers HD capabilities for both Mac and Windows-based systems. Avid Mojo SDI, which works seamlessly with Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer(R) software, provides high-quality, advanced analog and digital SDI (Serial Digital Interface) I/O connections for professional video and audio projects.

Avid Xpress Pro 5.5
The Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 software offers professional video, audio, film, effects, and encoding tools - plus custom music creation software - for both Mac and PC platforms in a single box. The software supports native HDV and DVCPRO HD for acquisition, editing, and output; real-time effects and 2:3 pulldown insertion over FireWire(R); and Avid DNxHD(TM) encoding to create effects, transitions, and titles with uncompromised image quality. Avid's unique Open Timeline enables users to mix HDV, DVCPRO HD, and Avid DNxHD formats with SD and DV media in the same timeline in real-time, eliminating the time-consuming process of incorporating media from multiple sources into a single project.

Avid Mojo SDI
Avid Mojo SDI is a portable, advanced analog and digital SDI I/O device with high-quality professional video and audio connections supporting most professional decks and cameras. Connecting to any Mac or PC via FireWire, the Avid Mojo SDI Digital Nonlinear Accelerator offers the same analog connectivity of Avid Mojo, but adds SDI I/O and AES/EBU digital audio I/O to expand Avid Xpress Pro solutions to work with mastering-quality SD cameras and decks. It is available for both Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer software.

Pricing and Availability
Both the Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Mojo SDI systems, including upgrades for existing customers, are available now through Avid's worldwide reseller channel or online at Avid Xpress Pro software 5.5 is priced at $1,695 USMSRP and Avid Mojo SDI is priced at $2,495 USMSRP. Existing Avid Xpress Pro v4 or v5 customers can upgrade to Avid Xpress Pro v5.5 for just $49.95 by download at

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 professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the company's Oscar(R), Grammy(R), and Emmy(R) award-winning products and services, please visit:

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