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Avid Symphony Academic Institution Kit

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Symphony Academic Institution Kit (for sale to schools only) Mac/Windows
AV38633
9935-65296-00
 $694.95 
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Symphony Academic Institution Kit with Dongle (for sale to schools only) Mac/Windows
AV38634
9935-65296-06
 $994.95 
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Symphony video editing and mastering software has the same features, tools, and workflows as Media Composer—plus advanced and secondary color correction, Boris Continuum Complete, and Universal Mastering tools. Available as a software-only solution or as part of two hardware bundles, Symphony provides you with a full suite of editorial and advanced tools to boost your capabilities and help you get the work you really want.

Features


Version and archive finished sequences with AS-02
With support for the AS-02 MXF mastering format through AMA, managing multiple versions of the same sequence is easy, as AS-02 packs everything into a single bundle without duplicating assets, saving storage space. Seamlessly move content between Avid and other systems that support AS-02. Use JPEG 2000, DNxHD, IMX, AVC-Intra, and uncompressed media in your AS-02 workflow. And because AS-02 is an open industry standard, you’ll eliminate time wasted on repackaging content.

Create master-quality archives with JPEG 2000
Encode and decode sequences—in mastering quality—using the JPEG 2000 codec, which helps preserve the quality of versioning and archival content in an AS-02 workflow. And because JPEG 2000 content offers resolution scalability and holds up over multiple generations when moving content across different vendors’ solutions, you gain future flexibility with archived content.

Export content using AMA
AMA makes it easy to access and edit file-based media without transcoding. Now you can use AMA to export files back to the media’s original source format for archiving or final delivery. AMA writeback is available for HDCAM SR, with more on the way as our partners update/develop their AMA plug-ins. And with new AMA Volume export support, you can create AS-02, JPEG 2000, DNxHD, AVC-I, and other file-based media volumes for roundtrip workflows, sharing, or archival.

Set and output AFD sequences
With new Active Format Description (AFD) support, you can create, edit, set, and deliver HD content, and rest assured that it’ll be presented optimally to your audience as intended—even when down-converted and reformatted to a different aspect ratio. Simply select an AFD code for a sequence, and your settings will carry through your output.

Relink clips using common metadata
Gain more freedom and flexibility to interact with media from other software applications. With advanced relink support, you can dynamically reconnect clips to the original or new media using a wide variety of common metadata fields—anything that’s being tracked.

Open up your workflow with hardware release
With the new hardware release control, which works with Avid and third-party I/O hardware, you can activate/deactivate your hardware—without disconnecting it—to access software-only features, such as full screen playback mode and audio project settings options. You can also share your third-party hardware and monitor between and other applications without quitting or rebooting software.

Work faster with advanced audio keyframing
Save time when editing soundtracks. With new audio keyframe enhancements, you can now copy, paste, cut, move, and adjust audio keyframes—including groups—anywhere on the timeline. You can even delete those hidden audio keyframes that can occur as you trim a clip, with just a click.

Mix up to 64 audio voices
Monitor more complex soundtracks with support for up to 64 audio voices. Combined with robust audio tools, 7.1 surround sound and RTAS plug-in support, and unmatched integration with Pro Tools, the Media Composer family of products offers the best built-in audio tools for video editors than any other NLE.

Plus:

Edit titles directly from the timeline
Get support for variable GOP sizes in AVCHD media
Automatically relink to all AMA QuickTime files

For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements for Media Composer 6.5, Symphony 6.5, or NewsCutter1 10.5 software.

Important: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. Please note that we cannot provide support should you choose to use a non-Avid-qualified system.

Please note: The version without a dongle is a node locked version. This license type ties the activation of the application to a particular device. Node Locked licenses cannot be moved from one device to another unless they are first deactivated from the machine on which they are operating (typically required in the case of a hardware upgrade).

The version with a dongle relies on the use of a special USB device to carry the licensing rights. An application running on a specific machine can consume the license from the Hardware Key to allow it to activate. Once the Hardware Key is removed from the machine, the application fails to operate. The Hardware Key licensing model allows for portability of licensing, allowing you to carry your entitlements with you independent of the device you use.

Windows

Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer2
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) (Still need 32-bit? Learn more about Media Composer 5.5)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
Memory: 4 GB of RAM (6+ GB recommended); 16+ GB of RAM recommended for Stereoscopic and other high performance workflows
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family3 (FX 560 or higher)
Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk

Mac OS X

Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer2
OS: Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion (64-bit) (Still need 32-bit? Learn more about Media Composer 5.5)
Processor: Intel Dual or Intel Dual Core 2.66 GHz Xeon processor or faster, or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster (laptops)
Memory: 4 GB of RAM (6+ GB recommended); 16+ GB of RAM recommended for Stereoscopic and other high performance workflows
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce family3 (recommended) or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple)
Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk

Additional compatibility information

QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime X for Mac users and QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows users.
Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material.

1) Please note that NewsCutter is available for Windows only.
2) Uncompressed video on laptops is limited to one stream of uncompressed SD video, except for Windows-based Intel Core i7 laptops (Quad Core with Hyper-Threading) with eSata external storage, which can play multiple streams of 1:1 uncompressed SD.
3) NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.

 





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