Avid is buying Euphonix, makes of some interesting control surfaces for video editors. They make a really cool (and though it's expensive, comparatively value pried) control surface that works with Apple Color. I hope this move won't spell the end of that.
Avid plans to further develop an open standard protocol that greatly expands the ecosystem of compatibility between the Euphonix control surfaces and a wide range of Avid and third-party audio and video applications, including Media Composer and Pro Tools. For existing Euphonix customers, Avid will continue to support EuCon– the Euphonix high-speed Ethernet protocol that enables its control surfaces to interface with third-party software
Avid expands format support
Avid has announced support for more video formats in their Media Composer (v5), NewsCutter (v9) and Symphony (v5) products. New features include:
- Native support for industry formats including RED, QuickTime and Canon XF
- Support for Matrox MX02 Mini monitoring hardware
- Avid Media Composer Nitris DX now offers Dual Link HD-RGB support, allowing customers to digitize RGB 4:4:4 material.
Avid has also announced improved ingest-to-playback for Panasonic P2HD.
The updates will be available in June.