Daly City, CA (March 24, 2004)–Digidesign has announced the AVoption|V10 Avid video interface for Pro Tools|HD on Windows XP. AVoption|V10 combines Avid’s latest-generation DNA video hardware with custom capture and conform software, providing fast, efficient interchange with the complete family of Avid editors, and total control of the video sweetening workflow, from capture to layback.
Utilizing only a standard FireWire connection, the AVoption|V10 hardware supports Pro Tools playback of all Avid-created video media, including all JFIF (up to 1:1) and AVR resolutions, DV25 and DV50, multi-cam, interlaced, and 24P/25P progressive scan. AVoption|V10 even allows users to mix different video resolutions in the timeline. With this much flexibility, users can accept projects cut on the full line of Avid DNA products. Video captured with Digidesign’s AVoption and AVoption|XL is also supported. Component, Composite, S-Video, and Serial Digital Interface (SDI) Input/Output are all included.
Media Station|V10 software, shipping exclusively with AVoption|V10, has been designed and built by Avid specifically for the Pro Tools operator’s unique needs. It allows the user to perform automated capture and conform of both audio and video with full machine control, and to import an EDL or open an existing Avid sequence. The ability to render effects and export sequences for use in Pro Tools affords audio engineers complete control of the entire AAF/OMF export process. An “Export to Pro Tools” command automates the export process, ensuring that the video and audio files are exported exactly as needed for use in Pro Tools. Additionally, audio can be imported from Pro Tools into Media Station|V10 in order to verify audio is in sync with the original video, to lay back audio and video to tape with full machine control, or to export digital movies for review, mastering, or for Web distribution.