Avid is committed to working with solutions partners to provide innovative technologies and outstanding interoperability for both our users and to the digital media industry. Initiatives such as the AVX and AAX developer programs are examples of the tools we make available to allow solutions partners to extend the power of Avid solutions, enabling digital media professionals to get even more out of their systems. In this section, you can find out more detail about Avid Developer Programs, see who our current developers are, and request information on how your company can enroll in one of our programs.
Audio Plug-In Developer Program
A world of unsurpassed effects and virtual instruments deliver creative power to Avid’s award-winning Pro Tools®, VENUE®, and Media Composer® solutions. Our Development Partners enjoy dedicated expert support and an attractive range of co-marketing services. We want to help you generate world-class plug-ins and grow a successful business in lasting partnership with Avid. To join this program, we ask you to complete a simple form stating who you are and what you’d like to develop. Before applying, please take a minute to learn more, including what types of plug-ins are eligible, and which plug-ins operate on which audio platforms.
EUCON (Extended User Control) High-Speed Ethernet Control Protocol
Avid’s EUCON Control builds on the exciting innovations of Euphonix to allow compatible software applications to communicate with Avid control surfaces. Avid is dedicated to supporting EUCON, broadening its reach and enhancing its features. If you are interested in adding EUCON support to your application, Avid wants to hear from you.
EUCON includes the following features and benefits:
- High-speed Ethernet networked control including Gigabit Ethernet
- High-resolution (16-bit) fader & knob control
- Control includes EUCON, HUI & Mackie Control Protocols
- EUCON transports trackball & keyboard over Ethernet simplifying cabling
- MacOS and PC Compatibility
- Controls multiple workstations & applications simultaneously
- Control switches to match software application
- Support from industry-leading applications including major digital audio workstations.
- Allows hardware surface direct access to software application command sets
- Allows DAW plug-in control from channel strips
- Supports multi-format metering, EQ & Pan curve displays with EUCON aware software applications
- Works with Euphonix Artist Series
Audio Workflow Solutions Program
In addition to audio and virtual instrument plug-ins, our Development Partners offer a wide variety of audio workflow solutions that extend the productivity and creative reach of our customers. These include:
- Post-production utilities (such as ADR, conform and cue sheet products)
- Asset management and backup programs
- Format conversion utilities
- Audio sample editing programs
- Surround mixing utilities
We always seek companies and individuals whose innovations can enhance Avid’s own solutions. To explore ideas, we ask that you briefly share your audio-related concept with us. By working together in this way, we can understand your ideas and requirements and point you to the correct technical information, consider a customized level of support, or let you know that the type of support you’re looking for isn’t available.
Mic Preamplifier MIDI Control Specification
Avid offers MIDI controller documentation for vendors of remote controlled microphone preamplifiers who wish to have their products work seamlessly within the Pro Tools environment by emulating Avid’s own PRE product. If you offer a high-quality remote control mic preamp, we welcome you to download the related control documentation for use with your product.
Pro Tools Support for Hardware Control Surfaces
Pro Tools has full support for a variety of Avid control surfaces, and we also realize that many Pro Tools customers own and use a variety of other controller products. Learn more here about how to make your MIDI-based hardware controller work with Pro Tools.
Avid MediaToolkit (AMT) Program
The Avid MediaToolkit (AMT) is a cross-platform SDK designed to simplify the task of creating and accessing Avid native media for solutions partners wishing to exchange media with Avid applications. More than just a media “wrapping tool”, the AMT includes an instance of the Avid Codec Manager allowing for encoding and decoding of media to/from compatible formats, enabling a much wider range of media exchange opportunities than ever before.
Avid DNxHD Developer Program
Avid DNxHD is a revolutionary HD codec technology engineered to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity, whether using local storage or in real-time collaborative workflows. Native HD camera compression formats are efficient, but simply aren’t engineered to maintain quality during complex post-production effects processing. Uncompressed HD delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Avid DNxHD delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises.
AVX Developer Program
Avid Extensions (AVX) is a cross-platform software architecture designed to allow software effect plug-in modules to be dynamically linked with host application software packages transparently. AVX plug-ins dynamically extend the collection of visual effects supported by any Avid host application that supports the AVX interface.
Avid Interplay APIs
Avid is continuing to expand the opportunities for interoperability between its products and those developed by other parties. We strive to provide customers with a fully integrated environment for content creation—sharing media, tools, and metadata seamlessly in order to expedite and improve the content creation process. As a result, we have resources dedicated to the development and maintenance of Software Development Kits, or SDKs, that can enable third-party devices and applications to exchange media and metadata through interoperation with Avid Interplay.
Avid’s commitment to industry standards and third-party interoperability extends into the newsroom. Vendors can develop interfaces directly into iNEWS through a wide range of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) while broadcast organizations and newsrooms can protect their investment in existing systems and choose new products from nearly three dozen industry-leading companies from around the world—and the list is growing. We invite you to learn more about these companies and their products.