Avid Technology today announced Avid Free DV, a free, DV-only version of its award-winning video editing software. The new software offers two video tracks, four audio tracks, basic trimming and editing functionality, and up to two streams of real-time effects. Avid Free DV is scheduled to be available in Q2 2003 for Mac OS X. Avid also announced a number of new Avid Xpress DV software training initiatives, including the opening of seventeen Avid Authorized Education Centers (AAECs) and the release of four Avid Xpress DV training books. Further information is available in the press release.