Avid Xpress Pro, and Avid Xpress DV users to crossgrade or upgrade to Avids industry-leading professional editing, colour correction and mastering solution at a significantly reduced cost.
With Symphony 6 software, customers get all of the same features, tools, and workflows of Media Composer 6 for editing, plus the advanced and secondary colour correction tools and Universal Mastering they need for finishing - all in a single solution thats now over 80% off its full retail price.
With this compelling crossgrade offer, were thrilled to make Symphony accessible to more editors than ever before, said Adam Green, senior director of post and professional segment marketing at Avid. Our current and new customers can now take advantage of the same industry-leading editing tools found in Media Composer to advance their storytelling, plus benefit from finishing and colour correction capabilities in the same suite, eliminating their time spent on conform or media transfer. This opens up even more creative opportunities for them.
"We recently upgraded to Symphony 6 and are pleased with the addition of Stereoscopic editorial tools, Avid DNxHD options for RGB 444, and expansion of AMA capabilities which in combination have enhanced our finishing capabilities, said Mark Futa, head of post production at The Ant Farm, a leading Los Angeles based advertising agency. It's great to see Avid extending this amazing offer for Final Cut Pro and Media Composer users so they can take advantage of flexible, fast editing workflows, as well as advanced finishing tools to help advance their storytelling capabilities.
Like Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 offers an open 64-bit architecture; sleek new user interface; support for popular third-party hardware through Avid Open I/O; native AMA (Avid Media Access) support for AVCHD, ARRI Alexa, and RED, as well as the ability to encode Apple ProRes (Mac OS-based systems only); the new Avid DNxHD 444 codec; industry-defining stereoscopic 3D workflows; surround sound tools; and more.
In addition, Symphony enables customers to correct and enhance colour with full 4:4:4 HD RGB colour support and advanced and secondary colour correction tools, including Luma, Channels, and source side correction. Customers using Nitris DX hardware (sold separately) can create and deliver the highest-quality output with Universal Mastering. Symphony also comes with Boris Continuum Complete, giving editors a full suite of over 200 filters and transition plug-ins for comprehensive visual effects and compositing work.