Avid acquires Nexidia technologies

Avid continues to develop its MediaCentral platform, now with the integration of technologies from Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products.

Avid acquires Nexidia

Wish you had simple tools that will find every clip that contains certain words in seconds? Or in an automated manner ensure that your captions, languages, and video descriptions are of a higher quality? Now you can, with Avid. And that’s just the beginning.

The addition of dialog and audio analysis product and technologies from Nexidia to the MediaCentral platform gives media and entertainment professionals new levels of creativity and efficiency for content creation and distribution workflows, says Avid.

Avid acquired the exclusive licensing the rights to develop and commercialize Emmy Award-winning media and entertainment technologies and solutions from Nexidia. The addition of Nexidia solutions will complement the MediaCentral platform, and allow Avid to further deliver on its commitment to give media and entertainment professionals more content creation and distribution workflows with greater choice, flexibility, and operational efficiency, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere.

Avid will integrate Nexidia’s media and entertainment products, like Dialogue Search and Illuminate with Comply, QC, and Align modules into the MediaCentral Platform, infusing MediaCentral with new and unique content discovery capabilities, and expanded quality assurance, reporting and content repair capabilities. Media and entertainment professionals worldwide rely on these products to help automate content creation and distribution workflows, giving them more time for creative freedom.

Avid can now license Nexidia’s unique phonetic indexing technology, Search Grid, to other developers of professional media applications, and will continue to support the integration of Nexidia products and technologies with third-party solutions, underscoring Avid’s commitment to openness.

Avid acquires Nexidia

“We are thrilled to offer the Nexidia media products to the media and entertainment industries,” said Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO of Avid. “The addition of Nexidia’s products to the MediaCentral platform demonstrates our commitment to giving customers greater choices and new levels of creativity and efficiency.”

The combination of Avid and Nexidia solutions is expected to deliver a number of significant benefits for customers, including:

  • Higher quality content – Content creators can more easily find all relevant source material, ensuring they’re using the best material available
  • Lower production costs – Computer algorithms help automate the tagging of content libraries for future discovery, eliminating the need to painstakingly organize raw materials and align takes to scripts
  • Increased monetization of content libraries – Unique content processing tools automatically check whether finished programs contain the right language audio tracks, audio descriptions, and captions, eliminating expensive manual quality checks, content repair and rework.

The following Nexidia products are now available as Avid products and can be purchased from Avid:

  • Avid Dialogue Search
  • Avid Illuminate
  • Avid Comply
  • Avid QC
  • Avid Align
  • Avid Search Grid

An update regarding Avid’s ScriptSync and PhraseFind options for Media Composer will be announced in early December 2016. Complete integration of these products and technologies into the MediaCentral platform is planned for release in 2017, adds Avid.

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