Company Press Release

Mindstar Productions Teams With Avid Technology

(Great Falls, VA - September 15, 1999) – Mindstar Productions, makers of the highly regarded Cinergy 2000 Motion Picture Production System (Cinergy MPPS), in conjunction with Avid Technology, Inc. [NASDAQ: AVID], has jointly developed the Cinergy Extended Log Exchange (CELE) data format. The CELE information protocol enhances the integration between Mindstar's Cinergy MPPS and the AvidŽ Media ComposerŽ family of products.

Productions utilizing Mindstar's On-Set module are currently able to collect information such as script marks, director’s notes, and timecode, which can be exported directly into the Avid Media Composer system. "Mindstar's integration with Avid Technology will bring new and unrivaled products and services to film professionals worldwide," according to Mindstar's Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Terry Gudaitis. "The improved communication between the products will eliminate the need for Avid users to manually mark scripts in Avid’s script interface. The combination of both products provides an all encompassing information management solution for filmmakers that eliminates cumbersome paper notes."

Cinergy’s ability to collect and disseminate On-Set information in conjunction with Avid’s Academy Award™ winning video editing technology provides an effective method of managing digital footage. Producers and editors are now able to harness the combined power from these proven tools for filmmakers.

The Cinergy MPPS and CELE interface will be demonstrated at ShowBiz Expo East NY '99 at the Javits Convention Center September 16th - September 18th (Booth #526).

About Mindstar Productions, Inc. (

Headquartered in Great Falls, VA , Mindstar Productions Inc. formed in 1995, a privately held company and Avid Solutions Partner, is the industry leader of end-to-end film information management solutions. Cinergy 2000 provides Just In Time Access (JITA) to film production information through application modules for Scheduling, Budgeting, On The Set, and Post-Production.

About Avid Technology, Inc. (

Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, Avid Technology, Inc. [NASDAQ: AVID] is an international, industry-leading provider of digital audio and video tools for information and entertainment applications. The company’s products are used by a variety of customers worldwide including film, television and interactive content producers, TV news broadcasters, corporate communicators, and consumers.

Cinergy 2000, and CELE are registered trademarks of Mindstar Productions, Inc.
Avid and Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries or divisions. Academy Award is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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