Today Avid Avid announced Media Composer version 6, Symphony version 6 and NewsCutter version 10 . Avid matins they acer deeply committed to professionals, and are pleased to announce that all of these new applications are 64 bit native.
Avid Media Composer 6.0 has been rebuilt from the core on an entirely new open, 64-bit architecture. Avid is also introducing a sleek, new User Interface that is designed to speed up workflows while preserving the same functionality. This means it will still look familiar to Avid professionals and you will not be forced to re-learn a new application.
Avid also announced a new codec support for Avid DNxHD 444 and support for Avid Artist Color. Their codecs support further expand to the RED Epic, and AVCHD. Avid further goes on to announce Apple ProRes round tripping support on the MAC.
3rd part support will integrate a wide variety of Deck-link cards, I/O Thunderbolt, Black Magic Design, AJA, Motu, and BlueFish444. 3 Party support will be available from day one of release.
With Avid Media Composer 6 they have implemented industry defining 3D workflows. Manage and edit stereoscopic 3D projects with a comprehensive set of editorial tools and workflows. They have also brought us advanced color grading within Media Composer 6
A new implementation is the addition of the Avid Marketplace. There you can launch a browser and search for plugins, applications, and stock footage. The stock footage can be downloaded as a proxy with a watermark, and if you like the footage can be later purchased.
Avid has a new entry level web support for $149 per year. this will be known as Avid Vantage. There full support will be $995 per year.
Avid Media Composer comes bundled with Avid FX (Boris RED), Avid DVD, and Sorenson Squeeze and will be available Nov 15 for 2499. The cross-grade promotion for Final Cu tPro Users will be $1499.