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21/02/2011

AJA And Avid Announce Partnership With Media Composer 5.5 And lo Express

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, has announced support for lo Express in Avid Media Composer 5.5 and Avid NewsCutter 9.5.
AJA lo Express delivers a portable, cost-effective video I/O solution offering high quality HD/SD capture, monitoring and output in Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Paul Foeckler, Vice President, Creative Professionals, Avid Technology, said: "Media Composer customers have asked Avid to offer more choice, openness and flexibility. We're now adding support for the AJA lo Express in version 5.5. The lo Express is an excellent device from a great partner of Avid, and we're thrilled to deliver compatibility that our customers have asked us for."
Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems, said: "Avid Media Composer offers video editors openness and flexibility in their workflows which is very much in line with AJA's approach to developing video solutions. AJA has had a long standing relationship with Avid. Our KONA cards are supported on the Avid DS, and with this new support of lo Express in Avid Media Composer, we're providing a cost-effective way for Avid customers to access the quality, reliability and performance that AJA products are known for."
AJA lo Express with Avid Media Composer 5.5 was showcased at BVE.
Key features of Avid Media Composer 5.5 workflow with AJA lo Express are:
  • HD/SD-SDI input/output
  • HDMI v1.3a input/output with Deep Color support at 30 bits per pixel
  • HD/SD Component video output
  • 10-bit HD to SD hardware downconvert
  • RS422 support, 2-channel RCA audio output
  • ExpressCard-34 and PCIe interfaces available for laptop or desktop use
  • Small, portable design including standard 4-pin XLR power connector
  • Media Composer 5.5 supports a variety of industry standard SD and HD formats, frame rates and resolutions including Avid DNxHD
Further information is available at: www.aja.com
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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