Avid Editors Triumph at the 2014 ACE Eddie Awards

Avid Editors Triumph at the 2014 ACE Eddie Awards

High-Caliber Editors Rely on the World's Preeminent Editing Software to Cut
the Most Celebrated Films of the Year

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today
congratulates the professional video editing community on their achievements
at the 64^th annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held in Los
Angeles on February 7. Many of the nominated and award-winning films were cut
by Avid editors who trust the industry's foremost nonlinear editing solution,
Avid Media Composer®, for its reliability and flexibility to create higher
quality, inspiring content.

Avid Media Composer was used by various editors who took home awards on the
night, including Christopher Rouse for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Captain Phillips, and Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten for
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) American Hustle.

"It's a thrill for our film to be nominated, especially this year with so many
excellent movies and so much great editing. It's true what they say; it's a
huge honor, especially when the nomination comes from your peers," said Kevin
Tent, nominated for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) for Nebraska.
"Helping us all the way to the finish line was Media Composer. An amazing
machine. Truly the editor's best friend."

"As a company, a key part of our heritage lies in the professional video
editing community, whose passion inspires our commitment to creating the
industry's most proven and trusted solutions," said Avid president and CEO
Louis Hernandez Jr. "We congratulate our customers on their Eddie Awards, and
look forward to continuing our role as their trusted partner for many years to

Eddie Award winners and nominees relied on Avid Media Composer to create:

  *Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):
    -- Captain Phillips (Chris Rouse) - WINNER
    -- 12 Years a Slave (Joe Walker)
    -- Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger)
  *Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical):
    -- American Hustle (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten) –
    -- Nebraska (Kevin Tent)

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