Avid has developed a software-only version of its DS finishing and effects system.

Avid DS 10.5 supports Red, 2K, 4K, DPX and Arriraw projects, provides compositing and paint toolsets for high-end graphics and colour work and integrates with Avid ISIS shared storage and Interplay production management solutions.  

Avid vice president of products Chris Gahagans said: “We’ve taken all the greatness of DS and delivered it in a software-only solution that empowers customers with a faster, more affordable way to finish television and film projects.

“We’ve also opened up DS to include support for more industry’s leading formats, giving our customers greater workflow flexibility and the best offline to online finishing solution.”

Avid DS 10.5 software will be available from the beginning of October and will cost $9995.

Each purchase will also include a copy of Media Composer 5.

At the same time Avid is continuing to develop a cloud-based craft editor.

Demos were available at IBC but details on availability and when it will become a commercial product were thin on the ground.