Archive for October, 2008

EditShare Case Study: Merit Andrew

October 23, 2008 Leave a comment

To read a new case study about Merit Andrew, navigate to this link. Case study is available for download by following the link.

Register For HD Expo – Los Angeles!

October 22, 2008 Leave a comment

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Ready for RED?

October 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Your Need-to-Know Workflow

Understanding the ins and outs of new formats can be overwhelming. The Avid experts are here to help. From ingest to conform, get the step-by-step info you need to know now.

Join us for this invite-only event. Interactive seminar topics include:

  • Demystifying R3D tools on Mac and Windows
  • XML and metadata management for offline dailies
  • Preparing for 2k conform with Avid DS and third party systems

When: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where: Cinegrill @ Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel | 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Parking: Hosted valet parking at the Roosevelt Hotel. Parking entrance is on North Orange Drive.

Session 1: 1:30pm-3:30pm  Register Now

Session 2: 4:30pm-6:30pm Register Now

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Avid VideoRAID ST Warranty Replacement Action

October 15, 2008 Leave a comment

On September 5, 2008, shipments of Avid VideoRAID ST storage systems were temporarily suspended due to discovery of a flaw that could potentially cause intermittent loss of connectivity. The root cause of the problem has been identified and resolved. Avid VideoRAID ST shipments resumed on September 19, 2008 and we are finalizing plans for a replacement program. The purpose of this communication is to update our channel partners that may hold affected Avid VideoRAID ST inventory.

Avid is offering a replacement chassis to all Avid VideoRAID ST end user customers who received systems prior to September 5, 2008. Please contact your Key Code Media sales or sales support representative if you believe you are eligible for this replacement or have any questions.

Apple Announces New MacBook Line

October 15, 2008 Leave a comment

At their Notebook Media event yesterday, Apple announced new 15″ MacBook Pros with improved graphics performance, and glass Multi-Touch trackpads.

Starting at $1,999, the MacBook Pro uses the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors available, running up to 2.8 GHz, and a new graphics architecture that allows users to switch between the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor for better battery life and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics processor for higher performance.

Features include:

  • Unibody enclosure
  • Mini DisplayPort for Video out
  • Two NVIDIA graphics chipsets: 9400M and 9600M GT
  • Instant-on LED-backlit displays
  • Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with new Multi-Touch gestures
  • User accessible hard drive

The new MacBook Pros will provide the following price points:

  • $1999: 15.4″ Glossy Display, 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 250GB HD.
  • $2499: 15.4″ Glossy Display, 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 320GB HD.

Apple also provided a quiet update to the 17″ MacBook Pro:

  • The updated 17-inch MacBook Pro keeps its original aluminum design, and now comes standard with a high resolution 1920 x 1200 LED-backlit display and a larger 320GB hard drive or an optional 128GB solid state drive.

And also upgraded some of the features of the MacBook Air:

  • MacBook Air, measuring only 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, 0.76-inches at its maximum height and weighing just three pounds, now includes new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a faster architecture to provide robust support for 3D games and enhanced performance. Starting at $1,799, MacBook Air is available with a 120GB 4200 rpm hard drive, a 50 percent increase from the previous generation, or a new 128GB solid state drive.

Digidesign Announces New Post-centric Products at AES

October 14, 2008 Leave a comment

For those of us who truly love technology, trade shows are where we get to “peek behind the curtain” to get a preview of upcoming attractions. This years AES at Moscone Center in San Francisco was no exception to the rule. DAW market leaders Digidesign debuted a number of powerful new products, listed below (not necessarily in order of importance).

  • Pro Tools 8 may be the most ambitious release to date, with so many enhancements it would be impossible to list them all in this post. While the bulk of the new features clearly target musicians, there were still enough new “post-centric” products to merit a four star review. Pro Tools 8 HD and LE upgrades are available for pre-order at Key Code Media. Contact the Audio Department for more information.
  • Video Satellite support for Avid Mojo DX. Up till now Video Satellite has provided a “solution” to HD playback for PT users within Avid Shared Storage Workflows with only partial satisfaction. Users have been forced to view SD video, provided by a real-time-down-res and outputted by an “old style” Mojo. Thankfully, those days are almost gone! With PT8, Video Satellite, and a Mojo DX, audio post professionals can watch the same quality video that our “video brethren” have been enjoying for since Avid began shipping their new hardware!
  • Video Satellite LE (two versions). Though not actually shown on the trade show floor, Digidesign representatives gave us preliminary information on two new, lower cost versions of Video Satellite. Reputed to utilize two different models of Black Magic Designs PCIE cards, Intensity and HD Extreme. These should “fill in the gap” for those of us who don’t need the capabilities of the above mentioned, Mojo DX version, and/or are not getting our video from Avids, and/or are not on Avid Shared Storage. The specifics (meaning CPU and OS requirements) were not announced at the show, though we’ve since learned that depending on required video resolutions – these may be able to share the CPU with the PTHD cards!
  • 003 Rack+. Packing 8 mic pre’s (four more than the 003 Rack), and a wide variety of I/O, 003 Rack+ helps bridge the gap between LE and HD systems… and yes, it IS available in the popular “Factory” version – packing in loads of extra plug-ins and software goodies!
  • Complete Production Toolkit. Just when you thought that LEsystems couldn’t get any more powerful, along comes CPT! Beginning with expanding track count from 48 to an incredible 128, CPT also provides surround mixing (up to 7.1), Integrated video andSMPTE in the timeline, and even an arsenal of virtual instruments.
  • Satellite Link, a new software option that allows users tocontrol up to 5 separate Pro Tools systems from a single transport, all with near-sample accurate sync. Multi-master transport, andsolo link allow the entire system to function as one.
  • D Command Producer’s Desk. Not just providing a place forthe computer monitor, D Command Producer’s Desk gives usersan integrated keyboard and mouse. It’s available in both ES and “Baby Blue” versions. Finally D-Command users can have allediting and mixing functions on the same level

For more information on these, or any other audio products, contact your audio representative today!

LifeSize Demo (Seattle, WA) POSTPONED!

October 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Our demonstration for LifeSize has been postponed. We will post the new date soon. For up-to-the-minute information on this and other events, please visit our website at

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