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September 18, 2011, 10:04 am
In the days of mono Nagras, production mixers mixed their mics into a single audio track. But multi-track digital recorders have made that idea seem quaint, and today, editors typically cut from two-track source clips (if not from four- or eight-track clips). Through version 4, Media Composer helpfully remembered source track activation. Which meant that...
September 11, 2013, 10:41 am
Avid released Media Composer 7.0.2 yesterday. The new version includes dozens of bug fixes (the ReadMe file lists over 70) and should be considered by anybody currently using MC 7.0. All Avid Downloads / Media Composer Downloads / 7.0.2 and ReadMe
August 7, 2013, 11:34 am
Avid has announced that DS, or Digital Studio, formerly from SoftImage, and much beloved by a select group of finishing editors, is now at End of Life. They will support it with bug fixes for another year, but after that...
July 15, 2013, 10:22 am
A seven-hour train ride, a 134-hour ferry ride in real time. These are two of the most popular shows in Norway, with huge, record-breaking numbers. It seems that hyperconnected cell phone addicts want peace.
June 27, 2013, 6:28 pm
Avid released Media Composer 7 today. The new version offers many AMA improvements and background processing functions (via a Java implementation), including long awaited background waveform generation and caching...
April 10, 2013, 6:24 pm
Here’s a very useful 20 min video of an MC7 demo done by Corey Tedrow and Michael Krulik at NAB. It makes many of the new features a whole lot clearer. One nice surprise — waveforms are now cached by the system, something that hasn’t been in the press releases. Click the image to play...
April 8, 2013, 12:51 pm
Avid announced MC7 at NAB today. Along with some important new features, the upgrade features a major price drop: MC is now just $999 and the Symphony color corrector (with universal mastering) can be added as a $1500 upgrade. New Features Include: A Master Audio Fader to adjust overall levels. Quick access to clip gain [...]
October 19, 2012, 3:12 pm
Avid has just released a video describing the new audio keyframe features in MC 6.5. It’s concise, well-produced, very informative and blessedly free of the marketing hype that you sometimes see in productions like this. For me, you don't need any more reason than this to upgrade.
September 8, 2012, 4:01 pm
Avid released Media Composer and Symphony 6.5 yesterday. Details are in this press release, and in this new features page. The new version offers several new features for file based delivery (JPEG 2000, AS-02 archives and AMA writeback), but the changes that will appeal most to working editors lie in the way the system deals...
August 11, 2012, 7:30 pm
I'm happy to announce that Amazon has reinstated its usual discounts on "Avid Agility." You can now get the new third edition for about 27 Percent off the cover price. That beats the discounted price at CreateSpace and includes free shipping. If you are frustrated by the limits of Avid's documentation, you need this book. Details...
July 27, 2012, 12:26 pm
The latest edition of Avid Agility, my book about Avid Media Composer, is now available from Amazon. If you're looking to make the most out of Media Composer 6, you’re going to love this book. Filled with detailed screen shots, it offers a concise, visual, and easy-to-understand look at how to use the system...
Gordon Sits down with Christopher Tellefsen to discuss A Quiet Place.
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Gordon sits down with Joe Walker to discuss Steve McQueen's new film Widows.
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