Note: On March 17, 2008 Avid officially announced that Avid Xpress software was being discontinued, but there would be upgrade programs to Media Composer for existing Xpress users ($495); as well as new, lower pricing ($2495) for new users to Media Composer. Students & Faculty may also qualify for new Media Composer Academic pricing of only $295.
VideoEditSystems.com also recommends checking out the new Avid Liquid family of software as an alternative to Xpress.
The following information about Xpress is provided for reference purposes only, and is no longer available from Avid.
Real-world, real-time HD, SD, DV and film editing
There’s a reason nearly all of today’s feature films and prime-time television shows are created using Avid® systems: end-to-end, concept-to-conform creative flexibility you won’t find anywhere else. The same tools are built into Avid Xpress Pro, a full-featured editing environment for HD, SD, DV, and film that’s also ideal as a portable companion to every Avid system.
Do more, and do it faster, with the most flexible, customizable editing toolset and the best effects available. Fast, fingertip trim tools. Trim across multiple tracks, with both sides of the trim monitor updating at once. Avid’s Open Timeline for mixing multiple HD resolutions, HD and SD in the same sequence – even the same clip group for mixed resolution multicam editing.
Portable and powerful digital and analog I/O
Avid Mojo hardware expands the power and capability of Avid Xpress Pro with expanded I/O, hardware acceleration, and preview to a client monitor.
Powered by a patented dynamic media database, Avid’s no-excuses media management proves itself daily on the world’s most complex productions. Share bins between projects, work with multiple versions and resolutions of a project, move projects between computers with only the media you need perfectly, painlessly, every time. Your media deserves this kind of care, and so do you.
Powered by the Academy Award-winning Avid Film Composer, you can easily track advanced film metadata, including KeyKode™ and multiple timecodes, directly inside the editing interface no separate database application required. That’s just the beginning of the most complete film editing toolset in the business.
Exceptionally powerful color correction with tools you won’t find elsewhere, including Curves and One-touch automatic correction means your images will look better, faster. Avid Marquee for the industry’s most complete integrated 2D and 3D title animation toolset.
If you’re working in HD, you need the industry’s first HD format designed for postproduction, Avid DNxHD: the beauty of uncompressed HD in the bandwidth of SD.
Owning Avid Xpress Pro provides access to the ecosystem of the world’s most accomplished editors for the help you need. Built-in total conform means that you can finish projects on Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony Nitris , and Avid DS Nitris quickly, easily, inexpensively – without resorting to complicated, incomplete workflows. Easily send projects to Digidesign Pro Tools for audio finish, too.
Only Avid offers everything you need: editing, I/O, and storage, all integrated, with guaranteed performance for the entire system. Avid Assurance ties it all together, with dedicated professional support for when things go wrong, or when you just need a hand.
Learn more about the AVID Express family of products at the main AVID website, http://www.avid.com/products/xpresspro/index.asp