Avid Issues Avid DS Nitris 8.0

Avid Technology has announced the worldwide availability of the Avid DS Nitris 8.0 system, which offers a native 64-bit software architecture and dual-link I/O hardware to support high-resolution and digital intermediate (DI) workflows. The new version also ships with dual-boot capability, allowing editors to use either the DS or Symphony toolset with the Avid Nitris hardware. Avid also announced the availability of the Avid DS Assist Station, a software-only version of the Avid DS 8.0 toolset that customers can deploy on lower-cost workstations to tackle specialized tasks such as rotoscoping, compositing, and conform checks.

With real-time, multi-stream, 10-bit HD performance, a deep creative toolset, and expanded hardware, Avid DS Nitris 8.0 is the ultimate editing and finishing system for SD, HD and 2K/4K DI work. Highlights of the new system include:
- Dual-link HD-SDI connectivity - offering new integrated I/O hardware that provides the necessary bandwidth for capturing and editing 4:4:4 HD-RGB formats, such as HDCAM SR.
- Dual-boot capability - expanding the flexibility of HD finishing options by allowing editors to run either Symphony or Avid DS software on the same system.
- Native 64-bit system and software support - leveraging the advantages of workstations that feature 64-bit processors for faster performance through access to greater physical memory, a critical component when working with high-bandwidth, high resolution files.
- Support for 720p50 sequences - providing European customers transitioning to HD with capture, conform, finishing, and mastering tools in the 720p50 standard.
- Support for Avid Unity ISIS - allowing the system to work with Avid's newest shared-storage system to exchange and share media assets with other connected systems.

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