BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (www.avid.com) has announced a limited-time offer for its Symphony 6 video editing and finishing software to all qualified Avid and Final Cut Pro customers. Priced at $999, the offer is designed to provide a way for Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, and Avid Xpress DV users to crossgrade or upgrade to Avid’s professional editing, color 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 color correction tools and Universal Mastering they need for finishing. The deal represents an 80 percent saving from the full retail price.
“With this compelling crossgrade offer, we’re thrilled to make Symphony accessible to more editors than ever before,” says 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 color correction capabilities in the same suite, eliminating their time spent on conform or media transfer. This opens up even more creative opportunities for them.”
Like Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 offers an open 64-bit architecture; sleek 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; stereoscopic 3D workflows; surround sound tools; and more. In addition, Symphony enables customers to correct and enhance color with full 4:4:4 HD RGB color support and advanced and secondary color correction tools. 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 — a $1,495 value on its own.
The Symphony 6 crossgrade and upgrade offer expires June 15, 2012.