Avid has announced Avid DS 10.5 -- a software-only version of its high-end finishing and conform system. It offers support for full DI workflows for RED, 2K, 4K, DPX and ARRIRAW projects; deep compositing and paint toolsets for high-end graphics and color work; and integration with Avid ISIS storage and Interplay workflow solutions.  

Avid DS 10.5's feature set includes:

  • All-in-one graphics and compositing capabilities that help speed project turnaround by eliminating the need toggle between software applications to render media.
  • Full 2K playback or HD RGB 4:4:4 proxies for precise colour correction and data management of effects and titles, ideal for finishing television projects.
  • REDRocket Accelerator card support to bring increased power for transcoding and the ability to render from any resolution, offering customers the real-time capabilities identical to standard video or film-based media workflows.
  • Increased access to the full creative toolset of AVX2 effects, including those from Boris FX, Sapphire and The Foundry, to streamline workflow at any stage of the editorial process.

Avid DS 10.5 software will ship on October 21, 2010.  Pricing begins US$9,995 (around £6,500).