Avid has announced version 5.5 of its Xpress Pro video editing software, which brings the Mac version up to par with the Windows release, and adds additional features to both platforms. The company also used the NAB show in Las Vegas to debut upgrades to its Studio Toolkit of 3D, DVD, effects and audio tools, an SDI-enabled version of its Mojo acceleration and i/o hardware, and more.
Mac-based editors get their hands on support for 10-bit uncompressed SD, DV50, HDV, DVCPRO HD and Avid’s own DNxHD formats – plus footage captured to Panasonic’s P2 and Sony’s XDCAM tapeless media. Real-time multicam support has been added to the Mac version, as has expanded film and pulldown functionality including 24p capture over FireWire, and support version 2.0 of Avid’s AVX plug-in format. This adds support for 16-bit rendering and custom parameter curves.