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The Avid Cinema Kit is an entry-level non-linear video editing system from Avid Technology that was included with some Power Macintosh computer models.[2][3]


Avid Cinema Kit PCI card installation

Installation diagram

Some Performa 6400, Power Macintosh 6400 and 6500 models were bundled with the kit,[4][1][5] which included Avid Cinema software and a PCI card for real-time Motion JPEG encoding and NTSC video output.[3] The card requires a video input card (revision D) from the Apple TV/Video System with a 60-pin DAV connector. Older video input cards (revision A or B) with a 34-pin DVA connector will require an adapter cable (944-3220).[6][7]


Following the release of the iMac G3 and blue & white Power Mac G3, the PCI card was replaced by a USB video capture device.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Resurgent Apple Adds Two New Members to Performa Family, Cuts Prices Of Entire Line: Performa 6400 Video Editing Edition, Apple Computer. Archived 1997-02-04.
  2. Avid Cinema for Macintosh by Joe McCleskey, VideoMaker. 1999-12-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Avid Cinema Product Info, Avid Technology. 1997. Archived 1998-05-21.[DEAD LINK]
  4. Macintosh Performa 6400/200 Video Editing Edition, Apple Computer. Archived 1997-02-04.
  5. 8600 DAV? by CelGen, 68k Macintosh Liberation Army. 2012-12-05.
  6. Apple TV/Video System Info, The 6400 Zone. 2004-12-24.
  7. Avid Cinema info, The 6400 Zone. 2004-05-25.
  8. Products specs, Avid Technology. Archived 1999-10-13.

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