Due to the tremendous response from the professional editing community for its current Final Cut Pro Crossgrade promotion, Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that beginning 1 October 2011, it will offer a Final Cut Pro crossgrade price for qualified customers on an ongoing basis. The new crossgrade will allow Final Cut Pro users to purchase the industrys leading professional editing solution, Media Composer®, for $1499 USDmaking the benefits of fast, open, collaborative workflows more accessible than ever before to Mac OS native customers. Avids current limited-time crossgrade promotion, at $995 USD, ends 30 September 2011.
Weve heard from many Final Cut Pro users as they are evaluating professional-level editing systems, and theyre concluding that the best choice is Media Composer. By introducing this ongoing crossgrade offer, Mac OS users have access to the most established, powerful and versatile editing solution in the market today, said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and solutions for Avid. We strive to be the most responsive to our customers needs and will continue to deliver the solutions that offer them the choice, flexibility and capabilities to support their demanding production requirements.
Media Composer softwarewhich is designed and built for Mac OS and Windows operating systemsis the most trusted professional video editing system in the media and entertainment industry. Recent enhancements to Media Composer software that provide editors with the speed, ease, and access they need to tell great stories include: support for third-party video interfaces from AJA and Matrox, expanded native format support with AMA, and Avid PhraseFind powered by Nexidia and ScriptSync productsunique, time-saving features that dramatically accelerate the editing of scripted and unscripted material. Moreover, Media Composer software offers real-time mix and match, integration into industrial-strength professional workflows, and interoperability with Pro Tools® software, Symphony®, and Avid DS, as well as popular finishing systems. For more information about Media Composer, please visit www.avid.com/mc
Offer Pricing and Availability
The new Avid Crossgrade offer for Final Cut Pro will be available 1 October 2011. Final Cut Pro (excluding Final Cut Pro X) users will be able to purchase Media Composer with the Production suite and free online training to help them move from Final Cut Pro to Media Composer, for £999.
Avid is currently offering a limited-time Final Cut Pro Crossgrade offer, which will expire 30 September 2011. Final Cut Pro (excluding Final Cut Pro X) users can purchase Media Composer 5.5, with the Production suite and free online training to help them move from Final Cut Pro to Media Composer, for £699. This limited-time offer expires 30 September 2011. For eligibility requirements and more information, please visit http://www.avid.com/US/specialoffers/fcp-mc-promotion
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avids most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Oxygen 8, Sibelius®, System 5, and Pinnacle Studio¢. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com