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NVIDIA Now Standard in Range of Avid Video Editing Systems

(April 18, 2005)

NVIDIA Corporation announced that Avid Technology, Inc., the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, will integrate NVIDIA technology into a range of its nonlinear editing and finishing systems, starting with its new Avid(R) Symphony(TM) Nitris(R) system. Professional content creators who use the Avid Symphony Nitris system will be able to harness the power of fully integrated NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 professional graphics solutions, which deliver real-time rendering and leading edge 3D effects.

    "The new Avid Symphony Nitris system brings together the unmatched real-time performance of the Nitris DNA hardware with the powerful creative and editing tools of the Avid Symphony software.  It's the perfect choice for film and television postproduction professionals working in high-definition finishing environments," said Jeff Brown, general manager of professional solutions at NVIDIA. "By integrating NVIDIA digital media technology in this new finishing system, Avid will enable its customers to produce results faster and allow more time for creative exploration."

    The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 is the industry-leading high-end workstation graphics solution for editing and finishing video applications, outperforming competitive products in standard OpenGL workstation benchmarks. Featuring outstanding performance and precision, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 delivers 256MB frame buffer memory, up to 28.8GB/s memory bandwidth, 256-bit memory interface and support for ultra high-resolution panels up to 3840x2400.

    "Avid's customers are always searching for new ways to accomplish a greater number of creative tasks in less time.  As a result, they need tools that are top-notch and that deliver fast, reliable performance," said Alan Hoff, director of product management for Post Solutions at Avid.  "With the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 under the hood of both our new Avid Symphony Nitris system and the latest version of Avid DS Nitris, we're ensuring that our customers have access to leading-edge graphics and real-time rendering capabilities.  We're excited to integrate NVIDIA technology across our nonlinear editing and finishing product line and to continue offering media professionals the most robust content creation tools in the industry."
    Avid has integrated NVIDIA Quadro solutions into other products as well:     Media Composer(R) Adrenaline(TM) HD systems support:     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400, 1400, and 1300 for PCI Express systems     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 and NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL for AGP systems     NewsCutter(R) Adrenaline systems support:     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 and 1300 for PCI Express systems     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 and NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL for AGP systems
    The Avid Xpress(R) Studio HD, Avid Xpress Pro HD, and NewsCutter XP systems support:
     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 and 1300 for PCI Express systems     -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 and 500 and the NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL for AGP        systems
    Both the Avid Symphony Nitris and Avid DS Nitris systems will be supported by:

    -- NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 for PCI Express systems

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