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  • Sat, Apr 24 2010 12:23 AM

    • Marianna
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    Yes [Y] New - Avid Symphony v5, Avid NewsCutter v9 and Avid Media Composer v5

    Hi everyone,

    As you know by now, NAB was a terrific show and the Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5 and Avid NewsCutter v9 announcements have created quite a buzz.  

    Below are some of the key highlights of the new release expected June 10, 2010, with upgrade, pricing , education information with product availability dates provided.

    Key NAB Announcements - v5 / v9:

    ·         AMA support for QuickTime (including ProRes), RED, Canon XF

    ·         HD-RGB support including dual link I/O with Nitris DX

    ·         Support for Matrox MX02 Mini monitoring-only solution

    ·         AVCHD import

    ·         RTAS audio plug-in support

    ·         Avid License Server (floating license support) – Pricing TBD

    ·         Media Composer Mojo DX price reduced to $7995 US MSRP

    ·         Media Composer software only download without Production

              Suite reduced

    For an extensive overview of what’s in these products please refer to the following links:

    http://www.avid.com/US/products/media-composer-software?intcmp=AV-HP-S2

    http://www.avid.com/static/resources/documents/datasheets/Symph_NitrisDX_ds_US_sec.pdf

    http://www.avid.com/US/products/family/NewsCutter

    Launch Information:  As previously announced at NAB, the official release of the new Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5, and Avid NewsCutter v9 editing systems and all upgrades to v5/v9 will begin June 10, 2010.  General availability, including online store sales, is  June 10, 2010, and downloads will be available that day from the Avid Download Center for support customers and on the download site for those eligible for the free upgrades as well (see Eligibility below).

    Eligibility (Version Protection): Customers that bought a new Avid Media Composer v4.x, Avid Symphony v4.x, or Avid NewsCutter v8.x or an upgrade from Avid XDV/XPro or Avid Media Composer to Avid Media Composer v4.x or upgrades to Avid Symphony v4.x or Avid NewsCutter v8.x between April 12, 2010 and June 10, 2010 are eligible for a free download upgrade to the v5 or v9 editors.  

     Important:  

    1. All upgrade details for those eligible for v5 or v9 will follow as we get closer to the official launch date.
    2. Once live on June 10, 2010, the upgrades must be obtained via download before June 30, 2010.
    3. Information on the Avid Liquid to Media Composer upgrade will follow early next week.

    Production Suite: The Production Suite will have minor updates for the v5/v9 release and included in the June 10, 2010 launch are as following:

    -      Boris Continuum Complete v6.0.7 Universal Mac and WINDOWS – Comprehensive library of customizable       video filters and transitions

    -      Avid FX v5.8 Universal Mac and Windows – 2D & 3D compositing, titles, animation and effects

    -      Sorenson Squeeze v6 Universal Mac and PC – Multimedia export with customizable compression templates

    -      Avid DVD by Sonic v6.1.1 for PC – Industry leading DVD and Blu-ray authoring

    -      SmartSound Sonicfire Pro v5.5.2 Universal Mac and PC

     These Third Party products are included in all new copies of Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5 and Avid NewsCutter v9, as well as physical shipping upgrades kits (example: Avid Xpress DV/Xpress Pro to Avid Media Composer v5).

    Important Notes: 

    1. These Third Party products are not included in the web store download upgrades, or on the Avid Download Center.
    2. Any Production Suite updates for existing customers (pre v5/v9) will need to be handled directly with the Third Party vendors. 
    3. Customer can opt to individual components through the Third Party vendor or opt to purchase a new Production Suite on the web store as well.

    Editor Pricing:

    Product                                                            Pricing                          Includes

                                                                                (US MSRP)                                                        

    Media Composer Software                    $2495                    Editing Software and                                                                                Production Suite

    Media Composer Software                    $2195 *                 Editing Software Only (Download Only)

    Production Suite                                  $295 *                   Third Party Applications -                                                                                     Production Suite retail value of over $3800 US

    Mojo SDI                                            $2495                    Hardware Only

    Media Composer Mojo DX                     $7995                    Software / Hardware Kit

    * The Production Suite price has increased to $295 due to the increased value of the Third Party applications – Approx. $3800 US MSRP. Note that the Avid Media Composer Software Download price (Now $2195 US) reflects this change.  Avid Media Composer Physical Kit $2495 US minus $295 Production Suite = $2195 US for Avid Media Composer Software Download w/out Production Suite.

    Note: For any pricing related to: Avid NewsCutter, Avid Mojo DX, Avid Nitris DX, Avid Symphony Nitris DX or Avid DS -  customers should contact their reseller or Avid directly.

    Editor Upgrade Pricing:

    Upgrade From:                                        Upgrade To:                          Price

                                                                                                                        (US MSRP)

    Avid XDV/Avid XPro                       Avid MC v5                      $495 Physical Kit or $395 Download only

    or Avid MC pre v4.0                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Avid MC v4.x                                Avid MC v5                       $495 Physical Kit
                                                                                            $295 Download

    NewsCutter (all versions)               Avid NewsCutter v9            $495 Physical Kit         

    Symphony (all versions)                 Avid Symphony v5            $995 Physical Kit

    Important Notes:

    -       Physical Kit - contains Editor Software, Documentation and Third Party Production Suite.

    -       Download Only – Contains the Editor software as a download only with no documentation and no Third Party Production Suite.

    International Pricing: For international pricing, please check with your reseller or Avid regional office.

    Education: The educational pricing remains the same for the new launch. Note that purchases of Avid educational products (new or upgrades) are NOT available through the Avid web store.  Educational customers and institutions must contact their resellers or Avid directly for purchase information.

    Product                                                          Pricing                              Includes

                                                                            (US MSRP)            

    MC Software Edu,                              $295                          Software Only                          

    MC Edu Support Contract                   $99 per year              Assisted Support M-F 9-6/SW upg.                                                                                                           

    MC Software Education                      FREE                          Software Only, no Productivity Suite, No doc's*                                                                                      

    Mojo SDI Edu                                   $995                          Hardware Only

    * For individual students Educational copies purchased and registered on or after March 1, 2009, students will receive free upgrades for four years after the date of software activation.  

    Important Notes:

    1.     Details on the upgrade process and 4 year free download avid.com web page will follow.

    2.     Note that educational versions of Avid Media Composer software include only Avid DVD by Sonic v6; they do NOT include any other third party software.

    SW Licensing and the Dongle: Much like with v4.x/v7.x, new unit purchases of Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5 and Avid NewsCutter v9 will use software licensing.  Existing customers with a dongle based system can continue to use their dongle or transition to the SW licensing scheme.  All upgrades to Avid Media Composer v5, Avid Symphony v5 and Avid NewsCutter v9 will come with the 2 codes necessary to update either the dongle (if the customer has one from a past dongle based system) or the SW licensing.

    30 day Avid Media Composer Trial: With the release of Avid Media Composer v5, we will continue to provide a “Trial” version of the editor that activates for 30 days at no charge.  Customers can obtain the Avid Media Composer Trial software from the Media Composer Product page once MC v5 is live on June 10, 2010.  Once the “Trial” software is downloaded, the customer will be prompted to activate their software.  Selecting the 3rd activation option "I want to run a fully-featured trial version of Avid Media Composer for 30 days" will commence their 30 day trial period.  After the 30 day period has expired, customers may purchase the complete Avid Media Composer v5 product from the Avid.com web store as a software download only or as a physical shipping kit with manuals and third-party applications, or they can uninstall the Trial software. 

     NAB 2010 Main Stage Demos:  Media Composer 5 main stage demo presentation, Web-Based Editing demo, Integrated Media Enterprise demo, and more are available as free podcasts for download on iTunes:

    http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311591046 and on Avid Video Community: http://blogs.avid.com/events.

    I expect to be online this weekend and available to answer any posts so if you need anything specifically, email me directly, post a forum note, or AOL IM (avidmarianna).  

    Thanks all….have a great weekend.

    Marianna

    Director of Online Communities and Forums/Customer Advocate [view my complete system specs]

    marianna.montague@avid.com

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  • Mon, Jun 7 2010 7:13 PM In reply to

    • Abeyta
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    Re: New - Avid Symphony v5, Avid NewsCutter v9 and Avid Media Composer v5

    Does anybody know if Symphony 5 will work on the Mac Leopard OS? All I can seem to find in the system requirements on the product page is support for Snow Leopard. Is this correct, Snow Leopard only?

    Mac Pro 2013 6 Core 3.5ghz, MC Symphony 8.7, 16GB RAM, D700, OS 10.10.5, Ultrastudio 4K, Pegasus2 R6 12TB [view my complete system specs]

     

    Derrick Abeyta | Blu Pixel

    Phoenix, Arizona

    www.blupixelpost.com

     

  • Mon, Jun 7 2010 10:42 PM In reply to

    Re: New - Avid Symphony v5, Avid NewsCutter v9 and Avid Media Composer v5

    v5 is Snow only.

    Media Composer /w Symphony option | PT-HD | Win7Pro64 HP | OSX MBP | ISIS5000 | Nitris DX | Artist Mix & Transport & Color | AJA T-Tap | Decklink... [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Jun 8 2010 4:42 AM In reply to

    • Abeyta
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    Re: New - Avid Symphony v5, Avid NewsCutter v9 and Avid Media Composer v5

    Bummer for me. I have a lot of Apps and plugins that would need updating. I'm not sure CS3 production works in Snow Leopard either.

    Mac Pro 2013 6 Core 3.5ghz, MC Symphony 8.7, 16GB RAM, D700, OS 10.10.5, Ultrastudio 4K, Pegasus2 R6 12TB [view my complete system specs]

     

    Derrick Abeyta | Blu Pixel

    Phoenix, Arizona

    www.blupixelpost.com

     

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