Avid supports AVC-INTRA codec
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).
The programmes that support the new intra-frame codec include: Avid Media ComposerÂ® software Version 3.0; Avid Media Composer Mojo DX 3.0; Avid Media Composer NitrisÂ® DX v 3.0; Symphonyâ„¢ Nitris DX v 3.0; Avid NewsCutterÂ® 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.
â€œThese 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,â€ said Michael Bergeron, Strategic Technical Liaison, Panasonic Broadcast.
â€œThe 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 DNxHDÂ® workflow.â€