09.26.2008 02:00 PM
Avid Furthers Red One Support With Software Developer's Kit Agreement
Avid Technology has signed a R3D Software Developer's Kit (SDK) License agreement as part of the company's commitment to enhancing its Red camera workflows.

"We are excited to begin a more formal relationship with Red and this announcement is just one step in that process," said Kirk Arnold, Avid executive vice president of customer operations, Avid Technology. "Many of our customers have already completed Red projects using Avid systems—as we have developed solutions in the interim that enable them to work with Media Composer, Symphony and Avid DS. We look forward to streamlining this workflow even further with the Red SDK."

Avid Editor Jason Diamond of New York-based MBS Productions recently finished a music video using the Red One camera and Avid Media Composer systems. "It was seamless," said Diamond. "The finish called for aggressive and varied looks, some with heavy contrast that fit the dance rock sound and sort of retro-feel of the band. Within the Avid system, we did it all."

Avid customer Michael Forrest of Post Box Productions also recently completed a series of commercials that were shot on Red and edited in an Avid DS system. "We were in an entirely tapeless workflow," Forrest said. "My assistant would load the footage directly onto Avid DS each night and I would be cutting first thing the following morning. It was an incredible workflow. I had complete artistic control from start to finish."

More info is available at www.avid.com/RED.

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