Avid Technology has announced plans to bring Avid Xpress DV v3 to Mac OS X in mid-2002.

Avid Xpress DV is a software-based video-editing solution, with over 100 customizable real-time effects and the capacity to support multiple simultaneous streams. Features include an "easy-to-use" interface, advanced compositing-features and improved DVD-burning capacity.

Avid Xpress DV v3 software offers over 100 customizable real-time effects, including dissolves, titles, colour effects, picture-in-picture and motion effects – with multiple simultaneous real-time streams to produce "high-quality" layering.

Avid Xpress DV v3 effects are fully customizable and previewed onscreen exactly as they look when rendered, according to the company. The Windows version of the software will cost £1,300, while the PowerPack (an enhanced version) will cost £2,200. The Macintosh version of the product is likely to cost the same.