New features were sparse for Media Composer 7 at NAB this year, but the announcements made do impact quite a few post workflows. Let's examine a handful of them.
In a nutshell: I shot a video to propose to her in 3D, edited the video in 3D, showed it to her in 3D, and filmed her reaction in 3D. Got that?
We’ve got the purple kool-aid, and we’ve got the firehose: New. Avid. Releases. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share with you dear readers a comprehensive list of what is new and groovy inside the latest offering from Avid. Like what you see? Join me for a more in-depth webinar […]
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go over some of the basics of PhraseFind. *Update April 12, 2011: Avid has given some feedback on the blog post, and I have posted their comments inline in bold.Thanks Avid! PhraseFind is a phonetic matching algorithm, developed by Nexidia. It’s been wildly successful, serving as the basis […]
Kool-Aid! Get your Kool-Aid here! Avid has unveiled the latest update to their editing suite family: Media Composer & Symphony 5.5, as well as DS 5.5. Below are some of the biggest features to the Media Composer and Symphony 5.5 releases. Video I/O: AJA I/O Express. Easily the biggest announcement. Avid has traditionally restricted baseband […]
In the spirit of the season, I have a holiday geek treat for you: The ability to freely play Avid MXF Media. It’s all happened to us what time or another – we find our storage drives are overflowing with media goodness. This limits the amount of media we can put on the drive for […]
Unfortunately, we’re looking at the lesser of 2 evils. No mainstream editorial platform truly understands 3D natively. Through trickery, masking, and video hide-and-seek, we can manipulate our editing platform of choice to limp along for stereoscopic editorial. I’m a firm believer in the right tool for the right job, and choosing the tool requires a […]
Gonna mix it up a bit with this post, and go video on ya. This is trick is from a recent Key Code Media event where I discussed Media Creation & Sharing with Final Cut Studio and Avid Media Composer 5.0. (see: Avid AMA, Telestream’s Pipeline, AJA’s KiPro) In this demonstration, we use a Pro […]
This more of a tech note than dissertation. JVC, Hyundai, Sony, Panasonic, and the like – are all coming out with 3D monitors. And they’re all flat. And they’re all shiny and sleek. Other subjective features aside, many of the ones you’ve been eyeballing don’t quite cut the mustard when used in the edit bay. […]
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 […]