Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 1, 2005

                              AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

       Delaware                         0-21174                   04-2977748
(State or Other Jurisdiction     (Commission File Number)     (I.R.S. Employer
 of Incorporation)                                           Identification No.)

            Avid Technology Park, One Park West, Tewksbury, MA   01876
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices)        (zip code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (978) 640-6789

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
            Appointment of Principal Officers.

        On September 1, 2005, based upon a recommendation from the Company's
Nominating and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors of the Company
elected Youngme Moon to the Company's Board of Directors. The Company has not
made a determination as to which committees of the Company's Board of Directors
Dr. Moon will be named.



        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: September 8, 2005                  AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.

                                         By: /s/ Carol E. Kazmer
                                             Carol E. Kazmer
                                             Vice President and General Counsel