Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Mojo FAQ
  
Power of Avid Mojo (video)
Q. What is the Avid Xpress Family of products?
A. Avid Xpress products are powerful video, audio, and film editing tools built on Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar-winning technology. Avid's sole focus on exceeding the needs of this market, enhanced by over a decade of customer-inspired improvements, make the Avid Xpress family of products the first choice for professionals everywhere. Avid Xpress products feature the industry-defining editing toolset used by professionals at the highest levels to make, manage, and move most of the media seen on television, at the movies, and on the Web.
No other low-cost editing solutions have the power, performance or professional features provided by the award-winning Avid Xpress family of products
Q. What is Avid Xpress Pro?
A. Avid Xpress Pro is the complete suite of real-time video, audio & film editing tools for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Avid Xpress Pro is designed for professional editors who need multiple video formats and resolutions (including offline resolutions), 24p support, multicam support, film workflows (including support for Avid Film Composer projects), OpenGL-based 3D effects, professional DVD authoring, Avid Unity LANshare connectivity and more.
Avid Xpress Pro is instantly made even more powerful by adding the revolutionary Avid Mojo Digital Nonlinear Accelerator hardware for real-time DV output to tape, real-time effects and media transcoding, uncompressed SD media support, and more!
Q. What are the differences between Avid Xpress Pro HD and Avid Xpress Pro?
A. Avid Xpress Pro HD has the same capabilities as Avid Xpress Pro plus HD support as well as new features like true real-time multicam, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD support, 10-bit SD and HD support, the new AVX2 effects architecture and more. Avid Xpress Pro also supports Mac OS X, while Avid Xpress Pro HD is currently Windows XP only. Avid Xpress Pro HD for Mac OS X Tiger is planned for later in 2005.
Q. Can Avid Xpress Pro work with more than DV media?
A. Yes! Avid Xpress Pro software handles offline resolutions in addition to DV. Add Avid Mojo hardware to handle any analog footage, including component BetaSP, and scale to uncompressed standard definition video editing with full 4:2:2 color in real time.
Q. What is Avid Mojo?
A. The revolutionary Avid Mojo is the portable, powerful Digital Nonlinear Accelerator that delivers the unprecedented power of true real-time effects, real-time DV input and output and professional analog-to-DV media conversion.
Compact enough to take on location yet powerful enough to serve as the core of a video-editing suite, Avid Mojo provides a full complement of real-time DV and analog input and output ports all wrapped in a rugged anodized aluminum case. Connected via a single FireWire cable to qualified Mac or PC systems, it is the first and only real-time video solution for notebook computers that scales from DV25 to uncompressed SD video.
Adding Avid Mojo hardware to Avid Xpress Pro software also provides real-time uncompressed graphics and titles over DV25 source material.
Q. How does Avid Mojo work?
A. Avid Mojo connects to your computer with a simple FireWire connection to deliver gen-locked analog and digital video I/O, complete with real-time digital cut to DV tape. This means that effects and color corrections that may have required a time-consuming render when going back out to tape are now real-time through both the analog (even optional Component 4:2:2) and FireWire outputs.
Q. Do I need Avid Mojo to use Avid Xpress Pro?
A. No. Avid Xpress Pro is a professional video, audio, and film editing solution that comes complete with powerful real-time effects, titles, keys, audio, color correction and compositing right out of the box.
Avid Mojo hardware adds such compelling features as DV and analog I/O and conversion, scalability to true uncompressed standard definition video, and uncompressed graphics and titles, all in real time. Professional video and film editors who want the ultimate combination of power and portability will want to add Avid Mojo hardware to their Avid Xpress Pro software.
Q. Why should I purchase Avid Xpress Pro software with Avid Mojo hardware?
A. No DV editing product on the market can do what Avid Xpress Pro can do when paired with Avid Mojo hardware. Work more creatively, anywhere you'd like to do it, with the highest quality, and in real time.
Q. Are there any upgrade programs I can take advantage of to move up to Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Mojo?
A. Yes! Any owner of Avid Xpress DV v3.x or earlier can upgrade to Avid Xpress Pro software for only US $495. To order your upgrade, go to the Avid Store . Upgrade programs are subject to change without notice.
You'll also receive Avid Filmmaker's Toolkit (Avid FilmScribe, AutoSync™, Dupe Detection, Script-Based Editing, Avid Log Exchange, Film Effects), Avid IllusionFX, Avid Image Stabilization, Avid Pan and Zoom, Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite, and Sonic Solutions ReelDVD with their upgrade.
This additional software features a combined retail value of $3000 - a return of over ten times the investment of the upgrade itself!