The folks at Avid must be crazy! $679.95 for Xpress DV v4!! Not only does it have all the real-time performance and features of XDV 3.5 - they’ve added JKL trim support and the new Automatic Expert Color Correction from Xpress Pro! XDV4 does drop some of the inter- operability with more expensive Avid systems, but that will have little or no effect on prosumer, event and home video editors. What you get for $679.95 is simply one of the most powerful and full featured editing solutions ever offered for the price.
On our Xpress DV page we’ve posted a datasheet that you can download which compares all of the features between Xpress DV v4 and Xpress Pro. One note – Xpress DV v4 can’t be upgraded to Xpress Pro – it has a new dongle system. Hopefully, there will be some kind of trade in program in the future. XDV 3.5 owners can’t upgrade to XDV4 either, for the same dongle reason. The good news is that we still have a limited supply of Xpress Pro upgrades available for XDV 3.5 owners at $295. When you look at all the features and additional software you get for under $300, it’s one sweet upgrade offer.