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Wexler Video Purchases $2.5M in Avid Postproduction Equipment

Avid unveiled new software-only Media Composer system at NAB (May 01, 2006)

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that Wexler Video - a leading equipment and services provider to the Hollywood production and postproduction community - has purchased $2.5 million in Avid nonlinear editing and shared-storage solutions. The investment, which includes 50 seats of Avid(R) Media Composer(R) software, 11 Avid Unity(TM) MediaNetwork and Avid Unity ISIS(TM) solutions, 25 Avid Mojo(R) SDI systems, and 3 Symphony(TM) Nitris(R) systems, will enable the company and its local systems integrator - HomeRun Media - to meet increased demand for Mac-based Media Composer editing solutions and Avid collaborative production environments in the Hollywood rental market.

Avid unveiled the new software-only Media Composer system - and enhanced versions of its Avid Unity product family - last week at NAB. Available for both desktops and laptops, Media Composer software delivers comprehensive HD support, including real-time HD multicam for both the PC and Mac and leveraging the latest in Multi-Core CPU and GPU power available to both platforms. The software also supports full-screen DVI output of SD and HD material, ideal for any software-only client in a distributed workflow. Using Media Composer, Mac professionals now have the flexibility to transfer HD projects seamlessly between Windows systems and Mac systems, on desktops or laptops, and will enjoy the same editing experience and functionality, regardless of platform. Users can also augment Media Composer software systems with the new Avid Mojo SDI Digital Nonlinear Accelerator(TM), which offers uncompressed SD capture and output for real-time monitoring, as well as FireWire connectivity for DV, HDV, and DVCPRO HD projects.

The Avid Unity ISIS system now offers an unprecedented 192 TB of storage headroom, with Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems offering up to 40 TB of capacity. In addition, Avid's Open Storage Initiative enables virtually any Mac OSX or Windows XP content creation system, including nonlinear editing, compositing, 3D animation, and script writing tools - from Avid or other vendors - to connect to Avid Unity shared-storage systems. With the ability to run these third-party products on Avid storage systems, professionals can use the tools they prefer with the most open storage solutions for media production and collaboration on the market.

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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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