Pinnacle Studio 11 Contest Highlights Customer Enthusiasm and Creativity

First Set of Winners to Be Announced September 3

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Tewksbury, Mass., 08/07/2007 – Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced that the website for its online Pinnacle Studio™ 11 „Share Your Video Experience“ contest is live and submissions are being posted as they are received, in accordance with contest rules. Visitors to can submit their entries, read about Pinnacle Studio 11 user experiences and vote for their favorite videos.


To enter the contest, participants submit a 100-word description of their positive experience with Pinnacle Studio 11 and a sample video. Monthly prizes include a Panasonic AVCHD camcorder for the first-place winner, a Pinnacle PCTV To Go™ HD Wireless system for second place and a Pinnacle PCTV™ HD Pro Stick for the third place. For the month of August only, Pinnacle is doubling the prizes. There will be two first-, second- and third-place awards. Winners for August will be announced on September 3. The final results will be announced at the end of October. Each month, Pinnacle staff members will also select their favorite video and highlight it on the website for everyone to enjoy.

To meet the video authoring and budget needs of consumers ranging from beginners to experienced users, the award-winning Pinnacle Studio 11 family includes Studio, Studio Plus and Studio Ultimate. Equipped with powerful personal video creation and sharing capabilities, Pinnacle Studio 11 can be used to create Hollywood-style DVDs that can be played on any set-top DVD player or PC. Finished movies can also be recorded to camcorder or VCR tapes. They can even be enjoyed on a Sony PSP®, Apple® iPod® and other portable devices. Other features that have made Pinnacle Studio the number one choice in consumer video editing include one-click Web publishing for online video sharing, a variety of new professional effects and tools, support for new HD media formats like AVCHD and full compatibility with the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system.

Pinnacle Studio™ 11 Family Pricing and Availability
The Pinnacle Studio, Pinnacle Studio Plus and Pinnacle Studio Ultimate family of products are available now through e-tail and retail stores with MSRPs of $49.99, $99.99 and $129.99 respectively. Upgrades from the Pinnacle Studio version 10 family to version 11 are also available for a fee.

Pinnacle Studio 11 „Share Your Video Experience“ contest