Avid is shipping new versions of its nonlinear production technologies, Media Composer XL, Avid Xpress, and Avid Symphony.

Avid Media Composer 8.1 is an online/offline nonlinear editing system, now with the option of creating broadcast-quality production with dual streams of real-time uncompressed ITU-R 601 video.

Avid Xpress Version 3.1 is the latest update of the company’s video-editing system, designed for video and multimedia professionals.

Both products now include support for the PowerMac G4 systems, and offer faster media management, transcoding and special effects rendering.

Avid Symphony Version 2.1 – a nonlinear finishing system for high-end television programming – now has advanced colour correction, integrated Marquee titling and support for Avid’s Unity MediaNet.