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by Indiewire
January 20, 1998 2:00 AM
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Park City 98: Avid Invades Park City

by Aaron Krach

More than half of the feature films premiering at this year's Sundance Film
Festival were edited on Avid's Digital Nonlinear Editing System. 37 other
films were also edited on either Avid's "Film Composer" or "Media Composer"
systems. 10 of the 13 feature films in competition at the Slamdance Film
Festival were edited on Avid. More than 500 feature films having been edited
on Avid, confirming it as the editing system of choice among
independent filmmakers.

"Avid is an important technology partner of the Sundance Institute," said
Ian Calderon, Founding Trustee responsible for new technology. "And as a
leader in film post production, Avid supports the independent filmmaker by
providing cost-effective, reliable tools that enable filmmakers to be

"The dominance of Avid's use at Slamdance clearly demonstrates how important
this technology is to the new filmmaker," said Peter Baxter, executive
director of Slamdance. "New filmmakers are relying on these systems for
their ability as a proven editing tool that helps them tell the best story

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