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Encyclopedia > Avid Technology
Avid Technology, Inc
Type Public
Founded 1987
Headquarters Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA
Industry Audio/Video
Products Hardware & Software
Revenue 910.58M US$ (2006)
17.43% compared to 2005
Operating income -34.85 US$ (2006)
(-3.83% operating margin)
Net income -42.93 US$ (2006)
(-4.71% profit margin)
Employees 2,792
Website http://www.avid.com

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History

Founded by a marketing manager from Apollo Computer, Inc., William J. Warner, a prototype of their first digital nonlinear editing system (the Avid/1) was shown in a private suite at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April 1988. The Avid/1 was based around an Apple Macintosh II computer, with special hardware and software of Avid's own design installed. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a US trade association that advocates on behalf of over 8,300 radio and television stations and networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and various judicial bodies. ... Macintosh II was the first personal computer model of the Macintosh II series in the Apple Macintosh line. ...


At the NAB show in April of 1989, the Avid/1 was publicly introduced. The first system shipped (Serial # 001) was to Alan Miller at Rebo Studio in New York in June 1989. He, along with four other beta sites, tested it until its formal release date in December 1989. The University of Hawaii was the first educational institution to receive the Avid for its Media Lab run by Patricia Amaral, also in 1989. Anthony Pennings, now at New York University, was the first academic to teach the Avid.

Avid Videoshop

By the early 1990s, Avid products began to replace such tools as the Moviola, allowing editors to handle their film creations with greater ease. In 1994 only two feature films used the new digital editing system. By 1995 dozens were, and it signaled the beginning of the end of cutting celluloid. In 1996 Walter Murch accepted the Academy Award for editing The English Patient (which also won best picture), which he cut on the Avid. This was the first Editing Oscar awarded to a digitally-edited film. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... A Moviola is a device that allows a film editor to view film while editing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Film editing. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Walter Murch speaking 13 March 2005 Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an Academy Award–winning film editor/sound mixer. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The English Patient is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje. ...


Avid products are now used in the industry to create television shows, feature films, and commercials. Avid has released home versions of their professional line of editors, such as their Xpress DV and Avid Free DV. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... Avid Xpress DV is a popular non-linear editing software available to professionals. ... Though a powerful editing tool, Avid Free DV is glitchy on some systems. ...


In 1994 Avid introduced Open Media Framework (OMF) as an open standard file format for sharing media and related metadata.


In recent years the company has extended its business expertise towards the storage and management of media files, and in 2006 Avid is planning to launch a new product called Avid Interplay.


Developer programs

  • Avid AVX
  • MetaSync Developer Program
  • Unity Workgroups APIs
  • iNEWS APIs
  • FireWire Device Certification Program

Products

Notable discontinued products: Though a powerful editing tool, Avid Free DV is glitchy on some systems. ... Chrome HD Avid Liquid is a SD and HD video editing platform from Avid Technologies for the PC. It offers integrated DVD authoring, surround-sound audio processing, and finishing in one application. ... Avid Xpress DV is a popular non-linear editing software available to professionals. ... Avid Xpress Pro is non-linear editing software aimed at professionals in the TV and movie industry. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Avid are one of the biggest manufacturers of off and on-line editing software in the world today. ... Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD is a popular non-linear editing system editing software available to professionals. ... Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline is a non-linear editing software specially designed for news production. ... Avid DS Nitris is a multi-stream, 10-bit uncompressed HD, Avid DNxHD, and SD finishing and mastering as well as HD-RGB and 2K/4K file-based editing system with real-time playback up to 2K. It combines advanced creative and finishing software with high-performance Avid Nitris Digital... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... Avid DNxHD is a high definition video post-production codec engineered for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements. ... Softimage|XSI is a high-end three-dimensional (3D) graphics application developed by Softimage, Co. ... Avid Unity ISIS is an industrial-strength media storage system developed for use in professional video postproduction. ...

Avid Matador setup with SGI Octane and Wacom graphics tablet . Avid Matador was a paint application by Avid Technology targeted at the television and film markets. ... Avid Media Illusion setup with SGI Octane and Wacom graphics tablet . Avid Media Illusion was a digital nonlinear compositing software by Avid Technology targeted at the film and television markets. ... Avid Elastic Reality setup with SGI Octane and Wacom graphics tablet . Avid Elastic Reality was a warping and morphing software by Avid Technology targeted at the film and television markets. ...

Acquisitions

  • 1994: Basys (ITN's newsrooms system sold to DEC then Avid).
  • 1995: Parallax Software Limited and 3 Space Software Limited (together “Parallax Software”). (makers of Matador, Illusion and Jester (ink-and-paint software)).
  • 1998: [Create strategic alliance with Tektronix - then owners of Lightworks].
  • 2000: The Motion Factory.
  • 2000: Pluto Technology.
  • 2003: Rocket Networks.
  • 2004, August: M-Audio.
  • 2005, August: Wizoo.
  • 2006, January: Medéa Corporation.
  • 2006, April: Sundance Digital.

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Executive team

  • David A. Krall, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Graham Sharp, Vice President and General Manager, Avid Video
  • Paul J. Milbury, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeffrey S. Hastings, Vice President and General Manager, Pinnacle Systems
  • David M. Lebolt, Vice President and General Manager, Digidesign
  • Michael J. Rockwell, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Software Engineering
  • Patricia A. Baker, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Sharad Rastogi, Vice President of Corporate Development

Discussion groups

See also

A video remix is a derivative video from the original version, made using techniques of video editing or digital media mixing. User-generated digital video seen on sites such as Google Video (the leader among many video hosting sites) provide an large pool of digital video content which can be... The EditDroid was a computerized analog NLE (non-linear editing system), developed by Lucasfilm and their spin off company, The Droid Works, up through the mid-80s to the early 90s in an attempt to move from analog editing methods to digital. ...

External links


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