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Avid Nitris DX AVC-I Standalone Hardware



High-performance SD and HD broadcast news editing system

In demanding news and fast-paced television production environments, speed, quality, and flexibility make the difference between delivering an award-winning story and a missing a deadline. NewsCutter Nitris DX is an integrated solution that combines the proven NewsCutter editing toolset, a real-time effects pipeline, and comprehensive format support including XDCAM , P2/P2 HD, GFCAM, Canon XF, QuickTime, and high quality DNxHD. Tight integration with newsroom automation systems and playout servers, Avid Media Access (AMA) for full native file-based support, and collaborative production workflows make NewsCutter Nitris DX the ideal storytelling tool for high-speed, high-profile news production.

Speed through integration: Nitris DX effects architecture
The Nitris DX architecture tightly connects with the host workstation’s CPU and GPU, giving you a single high-bandwidth effects engine that delivers without compromise, no matter what formats and codecs you use. The architecture supports the latest generation of HD codecs, including HDV, XDCAM-HD/EX, AVC-Intra, QuickTime, AVCHD, Canon XF, GFCAM, as well as onboard 10-bit Avid DNxHD encoding and decoding for ultimate HD beauty and speed. AVC-Intra users will appreciate the ability of Nitris DX to support multiple streams for unsurpassed performance in the most demanding workflows.

News editing done right
An array of special news, editing and voiceover tools, native support for file-based acquisition formats with direct mounting of and discs and cards, and integrated media management help you stay relaxed and focused on telling the best story. Avid's Open Timeline and mix and match real-time transcoding let you simply use material regardless of the format - and concentrate on the editing. When it’s crunch time, the FrameChase feature lets you start editing just seconds after an ingest begins. And NewsCutter editing is fast, with a host of time-saving features and keyboard shortcuts, including direct drag-and-drop of clips and graphic cues in the timeline. When ready, send completed stories to air with a simple Send to Playback command, or use the included Sorenson Squeeze software to get your story to the Web.

Seamless integration into any workflow
You’ll save valuable time with Avid Media Access (AMA) technology that lets you skip the import step and just start editing from the camera disc or card, with all metadata available. Or, use the shuttle knob on the VTR to easily control capture into NewsCutter from tape. Keep in sync with the story and the newsroom by opening an interactive iNEWS or ENPS session right inside NewsCutter. When you’re ready to send to air, a simple drop down option moves the package directly to the AirSpeed Multi Stream HD/SD server, or to other play out servers to get the story on air in the shortest possible time.

Engineered for collaboration
Share media, projects, and ideas inside the broadcast facility or around the world. NewsCutter is an integral part of the high-productivity Avid HD News environment with support for end-to-end native format workflows, and transparent collaboration and media sharing. And, NewsCutter is tightly integrated with the powerful Interplay production asset management system that provides real-time media management, user tools, transcoding applications, and WAN media transport so users can swiftly find, review and move media, wherever it is and wherever they are.

Quality that tells the story
With NewsCutter, you also get the full array of Media Composer video features - and the confidence that comes with having the world’s best nonlinear editor in your hands. Take on any project and get the exact look that you envision. Match shots quickly with the industry-standard Avid color correction toolset. Create titles and add graphics to the story with easy-to-use tools built-in and integrated packages such as Avid Motion Graphics. Get creative results fast with optimized real-time effects performance. And save time and storage space with high-quality Avid DNxHD encoding.

A world-class company, a worldwide community
With Avid, you are part of a global community. Locate editors to help you with your work. Choose a support program that suits your needs and budget. Take advantage of flexible online and classroom training options. And participate in our online and real-world user communities for feedback, news and support.



Avid Nitris DX AVC-I Standalone Hardware's features

What’s new in version 9.5
•Available AVC-Intra performance accelerated version of Nitris DX
•Available PhraseFind clip search by phonetic content
•Deko Select for NewsCutter graphics control
•Expert Search
•LongGOP format performance improvements with AirSpeed server
•Edit H.264/MPEG4 proxies
•Sorenson Squeeze v.6.0.4 included in Production Suite
•Send to Playback independent audio track routing
•International character support

What’s new in version 9.0
•SMPTE 436-compliant ancillary “data track” (including closed captions)
•Native support for QuickTime including ProRes
•AVCHD import
•AMA plug-in support for Canon camcorder
•AMA plug-in support for XDCAM proxies with high res audio
•AMA plug-In support for MXF Op1A flies
•Drag and Drop timeline editing
•Simplified multi-channel audio support
•XDCAM 50, DVCPRO HD capture from baseband

News Editing Done Right
Editing interface
Edit faster with the most efficient, accurate, and flexible editing interface available - including a very responsive timeline. Work the way you want with the mouse, screen buttons or keyboard shortcuts, with full customization of screen and keyboard layouts to speed things up further.

News editing tools
NewsCutter includes streamlined editing tools designed for fast turnaround of news packages. With its intuitive interface and fast learning curve, NewsCutter lets editors of every experience level get up and running quickly.

Seamless integration into any workflow
Native HD codec support
Start editing immediately with native XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, HDV, Canon, and GFCAM support in progressive 720p, 1080p and interlaced formats. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs.

AVC-Intra acceleration
The new NewsCutter Nitris DX AVC-Intra model includes a hardware codec module that enables real time baseband capture and multiple playback and effects streams of AVC-Intra 50/100 , delivering unsurpassed editing performance for the most demanding workflows.

Avid Media Access (AMA) file-based format support
Save time and maintain quality with direct mounting of removable camera media and supporting devices. Access P2, XDCAM, Canon, QuickTime, and GFCAM media files directly from discs or cards, along with all metadata. Edit the media in its native format without importing, and play out or write back directly to disk/card.

Engineered for collaboration
Sharing media, projects, and ideas
Unlike most non-Avid editing applications, NewsCutter is designed for collaboration, and seamless integration with Unity media networks means true collaboration on any scale. Multiple editing systems can play the same file, and even capture to the same volume, simultaneously.

Shared projects and bins
Because media bins (folders) are not linked to specific projects or users, editors working in an Unity environment can open bins from other projects, without having to copy media. And they can give other editors access to their bins, even while they are in use.

Quality that tells the story
Color Correction
Save time and retain quality with a fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset. Use the one-click analysis tool to automatically correct each clip in a sequence, or the Avid -exclusive NaturalMatch to quickly and accurately match shots.

Titles and graphics
Complete all elements of your news story in your editing software. Add lower thirds, titles and graphics using the fully integrated and easy-to use tools. Create and save templates for consistency in our news output.

A world-class company, a worldwide community
Market leadership
Avid knows about professional content creation. We have been in this industry over 20 years, and NewsCutter has defined nonlinear news editing from the beginning. More news, more TV and film production are created using Avid's tools than any other company

Industry focus
Avid is focused on the people and enterprises that make, manage, and move media. We are dedicated to creating innovative products and solutions that help professionals in this industry do their jobs more efficiently and to the highest quality.



Avid Nitris DX AVC-I Standalone Hardware's specifications

System

Avid NewsCutter Nitris DX is sold as a turnkey solution only.

HP Z400 workstation
•Single Quad Core Intel Xeon 3.00 GHz processor
•320GB SATA 7200 RPM system drive
•6GB system memory
•Nvidia Quadro FX3800 1GB PCIe graphics card
•Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64
•HP FireWire IEEE 1394a 3 Port PCI card Read More

Hardware Connectivity
Host Connections
•Computer: PCIe
•Serial Machine Control: RS-422

Nitris DX Video Connections
•Digital Video: SDI I/O (SD, HD)
•Analog Video: Component I/O (YCbCr: SD, HD), S-Video I/O (SD), Composite I/O (SD) Read More

Project formats
NTSC
•23.976p
•30i

PAL
•25i
•25p Read More

Native codec support
Avid DNxHD
All Avid DNxHD formats (review the Avid DNxHD Technology white paper for details)

Avid Compressed SD Resolutions
•AVR (playback only)
•15:1s, 4:1s, 2:1s
•20:1, 10:1, 3:1, 2:1
•35:1p, 28:1p, 14:1p, 3:1p, 2:1p
•4:1m, 10:1m, 3:1m(p), 8:1m(p)

Avid Proxy Formats
•Interplay H.264, H.263, MPEG-4 proxy, MPEG-2 proxy Read More

File-based support
AMA (Avid Media Access)
With AMA, you get the fastest tapeless workflows from shoot to edit, including metadata integration and card/disc support for P2, XDCAM , Canon, and GFCAM formats.

Sony XDCAM / XDCAM HD
•Full native direct access to XDCAM Media and metadata
•Native editing of all listed SD and HD data rates (see Native Codec Support)
•Import via File Access Mode (FAM) over IEEE-1394
•Ingest via FTP client over Ethernet
•Ingest, Playout and Write-back of finished program to XDCAM media Read More

Uncompressed SD and HD
SD
•1:1 interlaced 8-bit
•1:1 interlaced 10-bit
•1:1 progressive 8-bit

HD
•1:1 8-bit (no capture)
•1:1 10-bit (no capture)
•YUV 4:2:2
•RGB 4:4:4 (via dual link HDSDI)

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