Avid Unveils Latest Innovations for Media and Entertainment at Connect 2019 and the NAB Show

NAB Show, Las Vegas, 4/8/2019

Avid introduces creative tools, SaaS cloud storage, and graphics solutions, and showcases Oscar and Emmy winning customer and user talent on its NAB Show main stage

Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled a range of bold new product offerings to propel creativity and collaboration for media enterprises, teams and individuals. Breakthrough innovations like the new reimagined Avid Media Composer® 2019 video editing software and Avid NEXIS® | Cloudspaces SaaS cloud storage solution, are being featured in Avid’s NAB Show booth (South Upper Hall—801), April 8-11.

Avid also revealed the anticipated line-up for its Avid Main Stage presentations, the perennial favorite series for NAB Show attendees looking to learn from the masters of media creation, this year featuring video and audio experts behind Captain Marvel, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Orville, Venom, and Westworld. Throughout the NAB Show, Avid’s thought leaders will deliver conference sessions on topics including cloud newsrooms, post production collaboration and asset management.

“The needs of the media and entertainment industry are constantly evolving, which is why Avid continuously rethinks and reinvents our products and solutions so that our customers can continue to create compelling content as well as disrupt the industry with their innovations,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and President at Avid. “Our latest innovations deliver the creativity, agility and operational efficiency required in today’s increasingly competitive media landscape, helping enterprises, teams and individuals to maximize the value of their content and expand into new markets.”

Media Composer® 2019

Media Composer 2019 is everything that aspiring and professional editors, freelancers and journalists know and love about the Emmy®, Oscar® and Eddie winning tool that defined the nonlinear editing category—reimagined for more. With Media Composer 2019, media makers have:

  • The ability to work at the speed of creativity with a new user experience,
  • More power at their fingertips with the next generation Avid Media Engine and distributed processing,
  • The ability to finish and deliver without ever leaving Media Composer, and
  • A customizable, role-based user interface for large teams.  

Media Composer 2019 will be available in late spring. Read the full press release in the Avid newsroom.

Pro Tools® 2019

From delivering 50 percent more voices in Pro Tools | Ultimate software and double the MIDI track maximum, to more fluid track interactions during playback, Pro Tools 2019 extends power and performance to enable users to work more creatively and faster on the most complex projects. With the ability to freely experiment with effects, presets, and more during playback, Pro Tools 2019 enables users to act on their creative impulses in the moment and build on their momentum. Pro Tools 2019 will be available in the second quarter of 2019.

Sibelius® 2019

Sibelius 2019 delivers more creative ways to compose, elevate score playback quality, boost music writing efficiency and accuracy, and enhance the review and approval process. Along with the ability to share scores in the cloud and host them online, as well as industry-leading capabilities for creating print-perfect, professional scores, Sibelius 2019 enables users to boost their creativity and do more—and do it better—in less time.

Avid NEXIS® | Cloudspaces

Avid’s new NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides a simple way for post production, broadcast and sports teams to safely and securely park projects and sync onsite Avid NEXIS workspaces to the cloud for easy offsite backup by bringing the power of the cloud to Avid NEXIS. Making backup easy by auto-provisioning cloud resources, NEXIS | Cloudspaces scales as your needs change. All existing and new Avid NEXIS systems will come with a limited time offer of 2 terabytes of cloud storage, enabling users to try out the service for free. Read the full press release in the Avid newsroom.

MediaCentral® | Editorial Management 2019

Editorial Management 2019 is an Asset Management platform for post production that can be accessed by any role, from anywhere. Users can quickly find, edit and share media from any location, making it easier to manage media, prepare projects and keep everyone in sync. Available in May 2019, the new features in Editorial Management 2019 will enable users to prepare and edit simple sequences, assemble and create group clips to prep multicam shots for Media Composer editors, and use Avid | AI with a new integrated Phonetic Option. Additionally, it is integrated with Avid | FastServe® video servers to edit while capturing 23.98fps and multi-camera footage, enabling live studio productions to work faster in real-time.

MediaCentral 2019 and Maestro™ Graphics Integration

Avid MediaCentral is now integrated with Maestro Graphics, providing a complete end-to-end graphics creation and delivery workflow for news, sports, post, and studio production teams. With full Maestro graphics capabilities integrated seamlessly into the MediaCentral ecosystem, anyone can add 2D or 3D graphics to any edit or rundown with the ability to search for and find graphics templates, add custom text, and then overlay on any content from any device. Avid has now integrated the full Maestro graphics line of products with MediaCentral allowing users to leverage video assets in graphics creation and graphics templates from anywhere on the network.

Pro Tools | MTRX DigiLink Option Card

The new Pro Tools | MTRX DigiLink Option Card adds 64 channels of DigiLink I/O per card, enabling multi-HDX and multi-workstation systems to connect to a single Pro Tools | MTRX interface. The MTRX DigiLink option card will be available in the second quarter of 2019.

Avid Main Stage Brings Award-Winning Editors and Mixers to the NAB Show

(South Upper Hall—Booth 801)

Pro video presentations

  • Bohemian Rhapsody—with Oscar-winning editor John Ottman, Monday, April 8 at 12 pm and 4 pm and Tuesday, April 9 at 10 am and 2 pm
  • Captain Marvel—with Saturn Award-nominated editor Debbie Berman, Tuesday, April 9 at 12 pm and 4 pm and Wednesday, April 10 at 11 am and 2 pm
  • The Orville—with Tom Costantino, ACE, editor and associate producer and Hillary Wells, assistant editor, Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am and 3 pm

Pro audio presentations

  • Bohemian Rhapsody—with Oscar-winning dialogue/ADR editor Nina Hartstone, Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Paul Massey, and Oscar-winning music editor John Warhurst, Monday, April 8 at 1 pm and 5 pm and Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Venom—with MPSE Gold Reel-winning re-recording mixer and sound editor Will Files, Monday, April 8 at 11 am and 3 pm
  • Mixing for TV—with Emmy-winning re-recording mixer Scott Weber (Westworld, Person of Interest, Lost), Wednesday, April 10 at 12 pm and 4 pm

Watch all of the post-session interviews on-demand with Avid’s customer talent on Avid Link, the free mobile and desktop app for creatives to interact, promote their work, and manage their tools and subscriptions. Sign up at avid.com/products/avid-link.

Avid educates at NAB 2019

Avid executives will share their insights on key industry trends and developments at a series of conferences, including:

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PR Contact

Donnelle Koselka
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Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (Avid’s PR agency)
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Tanya Roberts—USA
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