Automatic Duck is known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools and other professional digital video editing tools.

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I’ve been getting massive web traffic and emails from people looking to use ProRes within Avid, as well as outputting ProRes from Avid.  With Avid Media Composer 5.0 due to be released next month, the two playing nice with one another will be paramount.  I drew up this short Q&A for fellow coworkers at Key Code Media, and I thought I’d share it here.

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Once a year, us posties flock to our mecca, and plant ourselves within the bowels of sin city to suckle from the geek teet, and bask in all it’s acronym run glory.  We spend too much on cheap food.  We spend way more on alcohol, and desperately try and find which one of the vendors will have the best afterparty.  Walking each hall and floor tenderizes our feet as if Rocky Balboa was in training.  We hoard swag in the several free branded bags slung over both shoulders.  We shout over the tens of thousands of other people asking the same questions, and demand specifications about balsawood products that won’t ship until next year.  We play business card roulette and find out who is where.  We reminisce about older, bulkier and more expensive technological solutions, the same way we’ll chuckle over this years offerings in 10 years.

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Getting Final Cut Pro projects and/or media into Avid Media Composer

Getting Final Cut Pro projects and/or media into Avid Media Composer

On any given project, there are many editors, in many disciplines, and spread across many miles.  Therefore, getting YOUR stuff to work with THEIR stuff is imperative.  Thus, I present to you the best ways to get Final Cut Pro projects and/or media into Avid Media Composer.

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