Hifi News: Avid Aquires Exclusive Nexidia Licensing Rights

On OCT, 31, Avid announced it has completed another development for the MediaCentral® Platform by exclusively licensing the rights to develop and commercialise media and entertainment technologies and solutions from Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products.

Avid will integrate Nexidia’s media and entertainment products, like Dialogue Search and Illuminate with Comply, QC, and Align modules into the MediaCentral Platform, adding new content discovery capabilities, and expanded quality assurance, reporting and content repair capabilities. Avid can now license Nexidia’s phonetic indexing technology, Search Grid, to other developers of professional media applications, and will continue to support the integration of Nexidia products and technologies with third-party solutions.

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“We are thrilled to offer the Nexidia media products to the media and entertainment industries,” said Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO of Avid. “The addition of Nexidia’s products to the MediaCentral Platform demonstrates our commitment to giving customers greater choices and new levels of creativity and efficiency.”
The following Nexidia products are now available as Avid products and can be purchased from


Avid Dialogue Search, Avid Illuminate, Avid Comply, Avid QC, Avid Align and Avid Search Grid.

An update regarding Avid’s ScriptSync® and PhraseFind™ options for Media Composer® will be announced in early December 2016.

Complete integration of these products and technologies into the MediaCentral platform is planned for release in 2017.