Pinnacle Systems' Content Creation and Visual Effects Software to Be Bundled With Three Avid Editing Systems

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, NAB Booth # - L11327, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Pinnacle Systems (Nasdaq: PCLE) and
 Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced Avid will bundle Pinnacle
 Systems' Commotion visual effects software with three of their editing
 systems:  Avid Xpress(R) DV version 2.0 software, Avid Xpress Deluxe and Avid
 Xpress Elite. With Commotion integrated into these systems, Avid Xpress
 editors gain powerful paint, compositing and effects capabilities.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     Avid will leverage both the Commotion Pro and Commotion DV products.
 Commotion DV will be bundled with the Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software
 PowerPack. Avid Xpress Deluxe and Xpress Elite will include Commotion Pro. In
 addition, all three editing systems will include Pinnacle Systems' Knoll Light
 Factory AVX(TM) software, the visual effects industry's most widely used
 lighting effects tools for major TV broadcasts and feature films.
     Avid Xpress Deluxe and Avid Xpress Elite users will benefit from the
 ability to drag and drop Avid OMF(R) media files directly into Commotion Pro
 or Commotion DV -- simplifying workflow and saving production time. Once OMF
 files are in Commotion, users may perform touch-up paint work, rotoscoping or
 compositing.
     With Commotion Pro bundles, Avid system users will also benefit from one
 of the fastest and most accurate Motion Trackers in the industry. Further,
 they will have access to over 80 dynamic effects filters for creating dazzling
 particle and text effects, superior keying and cleaning up of composites.
     "Commotion is an excellent complement to Avid Xpress and Avid Xpress DV,"
 said Alan Hoff, product manager for Avid Xpress DV.  "Avid's tradition has
 always been to offer our customers the most robust technology for finishing
 projects on the desktop."
     "Commotion is the industry's first and only cross-platform professional
 paint and compositing application with built-in Avid OMF support," said
 Sean Safreed, senior product manager, Professional .Media division at Pinnacle
 Systems, Inc.  "Avid editors will benefit from Commotion's wide array of
 award-winning paint and compositing tools."
 
     Availability
     Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software with Pinnacle Systems' Commotion DV
 and Knoll Light Factory AVX software is available immediately in the US. Avid
 Xpress Deluxe and Avid Xpress Elite with Pinnacle Systems' Commotion Pro and
 Knoll Light Factory AVX software are also available immediately in the US.
     Avid PowerPack and TurboPack bundle customers will be eligible for a free
 upgrade to Commotion 4.0 when it begins shipping in June 2001.
 
     About Commotion
     Commotion DV is ideal for moving beyond basic layering tools.  It includes
 familiar tools for cloning and touch-up, texture and stylized media rushes,
 matte creation, DV preview, and real-time playback.  Commotion Pro builds on
 the feature set of Commotion DV by adding motion tracking and over 80 dynamic
 effects filters for creating text effects, superior keying, and cleaning up
 composites.
 
     About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, professional, and consumer products provide
 video professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video tools to create,
 store, distribute and view web enabled digital video easier and more
 affordably than ever before. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at 650-526-1600
 or on the World Wide Web at www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only, with no
 intent to infringe on copyrights.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, NAB Booth # - L11327, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Pinnacle Systems (Nasdaq: PCLE) and
 Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced Avid will bundle Pinnacle
 Systems' Commotion visual effects software with three of their editing
 systems:  Avid Xpress(R) DV version 2.0 software, Avid Xpress Deluxe and Avid
 Xpress Elite. With Commotion integrated into these systems, Avid Xpress
 editors gain powerful paint, compositing and effects capabilities.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001027/PCLELOGO )
     Avid will leverage both the Commotion Pro and Commotion DV products.
 Commotion DV will be bundled with the Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software
 PowerPack. Avid Xpress Deluxe and Xpress Elite will include Commotion Pro. In
 addition, all three editing systems will include Pinnacle Systems' Knoll Light
 Factory AVX(TM) software, the visual effects industry's most widely used
 lighting effects tools for major TV broadcasts and feature films.
     Avid Xpress Deluxe and Avid Xpress Elite users will benefit from the
 ability to drag and drop Avid OMF(R) media files directly into Commotion Pro
 or Commotion DV -- simplifying workflow and saving production time. Once OMF
 files are in Commotion, users may perform touch-up paint work, rotoscoping or
 compositing.
     With Commotion Pro bundles, Avid system users will also benefit from one
 of the fastest and most accurate Motion Trackers in the industry. Further,
 they will have access to over 80 dynamic effects filters for creating dazzling
 particle and text effects, superior keying and cleaning up of composites.
     "Commotion is an excellent complement to Avid Xpress and Avid Xpress DV,"
 said Alan Hoff, product manager for Avid Xpress DV.  "Avid's tradition has
 always been to offer our customers the most robust technology for finishing
 projects on the desktop."
     "Commotion is the industry's first and only cross-platform professional
 paint and compositing application with built-in Avid OMF support," said
 Sean Safreed, senior product manager, Professional .Media division at Pinnacle
 Systems, Inc.  "Avid editors will benefit from Commotion's wide array of
 award-winning paint and compositing tools."
 
     Availability
     Avid Xpress DV version 2.0 software with Pinnacle Systems' Commotion DV
 and Knoll Light Factory AVX software is available immediately in the US. Avid
 Xpress Deluxe and Avid Xpress Elite with Pinnacle Systems' Commotion Pro and
 Knoll Light Factory AVX software are also available immediately in the US.
     Avid PowerPack and TurboPack bundle customers will be eligible for a free
 upgrade to Commotion 4.0 when it begins shipping in June 2001.
 
     About Commotion
     Commotion DV is ideal for moving beyond basic layering tools.  It includes
 familiar tools for cloning and touch-up, texture and stylized media rushes,
 matte creation, DV preview, and real-time playback.  Commotion Pro builds on
 the feature set of Commotion DV by adding motion tracking and over 80 dynamic
 effects filters for creating text effects, superior keying, and cleaning up
 composites.
 
     About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
     Pinnacle Systems' broadcast, professional, and consumer products provide
 video professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video tools to create,
 store, distribute and view web enabled digital video easier and more
 affordably than ever before. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at 650-526-1600
 or on the World Wide Web at www.pinnaclesys.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 owners and are used for identification or reference purposes only, with no
 intent to infringe on copyrights.
 
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