Sorenson Media today announced that Avid Technology will integrate a customized version of its Sorenson Squeeze 3 Compression Suite encoding software into the new Avid Xpress Pro nonlinear editing software. The customized version of Sorenson Squeeze 3 for Mac OS X enables Avid Xpress Pro editors to deliver encoded video for QuickTime, Macromedia Flash and MPEG-4 (including Visual Simple Profile and Visual Advanced Simple Profile). “Through the Avid Xpress Pro interface, Avid video editors are able to send their video files directly to Sorenson Squeeze 3 Compression Suite without having to export intermediate files. As a result, editors can quickly compress and produce high-quality video into a wide variety of popular formats for streaming, progressive download, and portable media including DVD, VCD and SVCD delivery.” Avid will bundle the customized Sorenson Squeeze 3 Compression Suite in the upcoming version of Avid Xpress Pro software (US$1,695) currently planned for shipment in Q2 2003.