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Avid supports AVC-INTRA codec

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Avid announces support for the Panasonic AVC-Intra codec, which will allow for import and native editing of AVC-I footages. This announcement comes almost a year after the new codec was first announced (read about it more here).

avidintra.jpgThe programmes that support the new intra-frame codec include: Avid Media Composer® software Version 3.0; Avid Media Composer Mojo DX 3.0; Avid Media Composer Nitris® DX v 3.0; Symphony™ Nitris DX v 3.0; Avid NewsCutter® software v 7.0; NewsCutter Mojo DX v 7.0; and NewsCutter Nitris DX v 7.0.

The new Avid systems will enable AVC-I footages to be mixed and matched in real-time with other codecs, as long as the same edit rates are used. AVC-I currently comes in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD comparable quality at half the bit rate.

“These new Avid solutions offer real native support for our camera-based codecs including the higher quality performance of AVC-Intra, along with better editing performance and responsiveness of the Avid DX hardware,” said Michael Bergeron, Strategic Technical Liaison, Panasonic Broadcast.

“The specific value for Panasonic customers is that, in addition to an end-to-end DVCPRO HD workflow, native AVC-Intra editing is possible. And AVC-Intra can also transcode to an end-to-end Avid DNxHD® workflow.”

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