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AVID Adrenaline

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Model Description:
Digital Nonlinear Accelerator (DNA), uncompressed SD over FireWire®, mixable resolutions.

Equipment Details

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Model Details

Features speak louder than words.
Designed for time-sensitive, collaborative production environments, the next-generation Media Composer system: Avid Media Composer Adrenaline combines
best-in-class editing features with facility-class muscle – at a price that’s got everyone talking.

It’s everything you expect from the industry’s leading nonlinear editing system, but it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. The revolutionary Avid Adrenaline Digital Nonlinear Accelerator (DNA) delivers uncompressed SD video over a standard FireWire® connection – and built-in HD* video expandability gives you room to grow. And there’s lots more to shout about, including:

Real-time, multistream uncompressed SD finishing
Mixed resolutions in a single timeline
OpenGL for high-quality, real-time effects and accelerated rendering
10-bit video I/O, 24-bit 96 kHz audio hardware
10-bit automatic color correction
Native support for ABVB (AVR) and Meridien™
(JFIF) media
24p and full Film Composer® editing capability
Windows XP and Mac OS X software included
MXF, AAF, AVX™, OMF® support
Media sharing/distribution and facility-class services via Avid Unity™ solutions
Industry-leading codec technology, A/D and D/A conversion, analog filtering and signal integrity


Avid Media Composer Adrenaline Features

Avid Adrenaline DNA Features

Video I/O - Standard Definition
  • 10-bit SMPTE 259M SDI serial digital I/O
  • Component YPbPr, S-Video, and composite I/O
  • DV I/O with real-time analog-to-DV and DV-to-analog conversion
  • Uncompressed PAL and NTSC ITU-R-601 formats
  • Sync reference input
  • Serial deck control and 1394 deck control
HD Option Specifications
  • High-definition SMPTE 292M SDI video I/O
  • Innovative production-quality compressed HD formats at 145 MBit (8-bit 4:2:2) and 220 MBit (8/10-bit 4:2:2) in the following formats:
    • 1080I at 30, 29.97, 25 Hz
    • 1080 PsF at 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976 Hz
    • 720p at 60, 59.94, 50 Hz
Audio I/O
  • 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz (hardware supports up to 96 kHz)
  • 16 or 24-bit resolution
  • 8 channels ADAT audio I/O or stereo Toslink optical S/PDIF
  • 4 channels AES/EBU digital audio I/O
  • 4 channels RCA analog audio inputs
  • 4 channels XLR analog audio inputs
  • Separate stereo monitor output

Avid Media Composer Software Features

  • Powerful real-time architecture allows up to 5 streams of uncompressed SD video (more streams possible at lower res)
  • Full/Draft Quality mode for maximum performance
  • Multiprocessor optimized
Editing Features

  • Mixable resolutions in timeline
  • Compatible with ABVB AVRs and Meridien JFIF
  • DV25,DV50, and IMX50 support
  • Media Consolidate and transcode between resolutions
  • 24 video and audio tracks (unlimited video layers via nesting)
  • 24 MetaSync tracks
  • Full Film Composer toolset
  • Uncompressed effects independent of clip resolution
  • Real-time equal power audio dissolves
  • 4:3 and 16:9 support
  • Real-time audio sample rate conversion
  • Multi channel Audio Punch-in with low latency monitoring
  • Real-time audio mix to picture
  • Built in audio passthrough mixer for extra monitoring control
  • Support for Digidesign AudioSuite plug-ins
  • Real-time multiband EQ
  • DV Scene extraction
  • Panasonic 24P DV camera advanced pulldown support
  • Video Archive
  • Media Chunking
  • Multicamera grouping
Digital Video Effects + Compositing

  • Real-time customizable 3D effects, including warp, picture-in-picture, corner pinning, shapes, video titles, deep defocus
  • Real-time dissolves, superimposition, resize, flips, flops, wipes, conceals, squeezes, masks, and picture-in-picture
  • Real-time moving mattes
  • Real-time chroma and luma keys
  • Real-time full-motion alpha keying
  • Nondestructive compositing on unlimited layers
  • Customizable rampable motion effects UI including Fluid Motion
  • Supports all 1.5 AVX plug-ins including third-party RT plug ins
  • ExpertRender™ renders just the effects needed for playback
  • Intraframe editing with Paint, Animatte, Scratch Removal, Blur, Mosaic
  • Pan and Zoom creates motion with high resolution still images

Color Correction
  • Real-time professional-level color correction tools
  • NaturalMatch
  • New One Step AutoCorrect can correct an entire sequence in one click
  • Real-time keyframeable color effects
  • Three-up Color Correction Windows
  • Chroma Curves display
  • Advanced Waveforme and Vectorscope monitors
  • Correction memory buckets and color swatches
Integrated Titling and Graphics
  • Real-time uncompressed graphics and titles
  • 2D and 3D titling including Marquee on PC
  • Rolling and crawling titles
  • User-savable title style sheets
Streamlined Interoperability and Workflow
  • Avid Unity Media Network
  • Avid Unity Media Manager
  • Avid Unity Transfer Manager
  • Total Conform of bins, sequences, edits, composites, audio settings, and effects with Xpress, Media Composer, and Symphony
  • Advanced conform with Avid DSNitrous
  • Accepts user-settings from Media Composer v7.2 and later, Xpress 3.0, and Symphony
  • AAF import/export
  • MXF or OMF native media
  • Adobe Photoshop layers and After Effects support
  • Media compatibility between Macintosh® and Windows versions
  • 24bit audio file compatible with Digidesign Pro Tools
Project Management/Asset Management
  • Multilevel find, sift, and sort functions
  • Frame, script, and text views
  • Unlimited number of bins
  • Media Consolidate feature
  • Folder hierarchy (nestable folders) within Project Window
  • Advanced project accounting tools
  • User, project, and site settings
  • Ability to lock media
  • Supports Avid Unity MediaManager for facility-wide search and display and local or remote asset management
Web + Interactive Delivery
  • Push-button export of Windows Media (ASF), QuickTime 6.0, and MPEG-2
  • QuickTime Reference Movie output
  • Sonic Solutions' AuthorScript format embedded into the system
  • Send to DVD feature
Networking + Storage
  • Avid Unity MediaNetwork v3.3 support for connectivity, shared storage, media protection, and network security
  • Supports Avid Unity TransferManager to move media transparently, either standalone or in conjunction with Avid Unity MediaNetwork and MediaManager, between Media Composer systems and any CPU, anywhere
  • Supports a wide range of Avid's Local Storage products for fully tested solutions with guaranteed performance:
    • Avid MediaDock iS LVD removable storage
    • Avid MediaDrive rS LVD fixed storage
    • Avid MediaDrive rS FireWire fixed storage
    • Avid MEDIArray (1 GB) and MEDIArray II (2 GB) 10K Fibre Channel storage


Note: Product specifications subject to change without notice.


Avid Media Composer Adrenaline Specifications

Preliminary System Requirements (05/03)

Avid Media Composer Adrenaline includes Media Composer Adrenaline software and Adrenaline DNA hardware. An Avid-qualified system is required. The following list is preliminary as of April 1, 2003 and subject to change:

  • HP xw8000 Workstation: Dual 2.8 GHz Intel xeon processor with NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL card and integrated 1394 port
  • Dell Latitude C840 Notebook: 1.8 - 2.4 GHz Mobile P4 with integrated graphics and 1394 port. (Note: only the 40GB drive available with this model delivers adequate performance.)
  • Apple Power Mac: Dual 1.42 GHz G4 processor with NVIDA GeForce4 Titanium card and integrated FireWire port
  • Apple PowerBook: 1 GHz G4 15" and 17" notebooks, with integrated graphics and FireWire port

For all Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems, the following are required:

  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 on PC systems
  • Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later on Macintosh systems
  • 1 GB minimum system memory
  • A qualified graphics card (specified per system above)
  • An IEEE-1394 (FireWire) port (see NOTE 1)
  • 40 GB or larger internal disk drive
  • A DVD-ROM drive for using the online tutorial or online documentation

Avid Media Composer Adrenaline will also be available in complete system packages that include Media Composer Adrenaline software, Adrenaline DNA hardware, and an HP xw8000 dual 2.8 GHz xeon workstation OR Apple Power Mac dual 1.42 GHz G4 system configured to meet the requirements above.

Important Notes:

(1) For full resolution support, Avid Adrenaline hardware requires connection to a FireWire controller that resides on a dedicated PCI bus segment. Other devices, such as external storage and Ethernet controllers, must not reside on the same PCI bus segment as the FireWire controller connected to the Adrenaline hardware. This limitation pertains primarily to PC workstations, as Power Mac G4 systems contain integrated FireWire, which is on its own PCI bus segment. The PC workstations qualified for use with Avid Media Composer Adrenaline meet this dual PCI bus requirement.

(2) Notebook systems may not deliver the performance required to support some resolutions.

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