Archive for May, 2009

Limited Time Offer: Save up to 44% Off on Your Next Avid Meridien Trade-In

May 26, 2009 1 comment

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You only have until June 17, 2009 to save on your next Avid Meridien Trade-In!

Move up from a Meridien- or Adrenaline-based editing system to an Avid Media Composer Nitris DX, Symphony Nitris DX, or NewsCutter Nitris DX system and receive up to 44% off the MSRP of the new system.


This offer applies to the following trade-ins and upgrades:

  • Meridien Trade-In Credit to Media Composer Nitris DX
  • Meridien Trade-In Credit to Symphony Nitris DX
  • Meridien Trade-In Credit to NewsCutter Nitris DX
  • Media Composer Adrenaline Upgrade to Media Composer Nitris DX
  • Media Composer Adrenaline or Symphony Nitris Trade-In Credit to Symphony Nitris DX
  • NewsCutter Adrenaline Upgrade to NewsCutter Nitris DX


Benefits/Why Upgrade

Get HD performance, a deep creative toolset, and seamless integration with Avid workflows.

Try Before You Buy

You can donwload the 14-day Media Composer 3.5 Trial Version to gain access to all functionality of the Avid editing applicaton. Get details at

Contact your Key Code Media sales representative on how you can save today by calling: 818-303-3900 or email:

Digital Vision Appoints Key Code Media As West Coast Distributor

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Stockholm, Sweden – 18th May, 2009 – Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, has announced today a new distribution agreement with West Coast US distributor Key Code Media. The agreement covers sales, support and installation of Digital Vision’s growing product range which now includes the Film Master, Phoenix, Nucoda HD and DVNR.

Simon Cuff, President and COO, Digital Vision comments; “As our product range expands and file based workflows become the norm we need partners that can provide integration, services and support for complex installations. Key Code’s reputation in the market from the boutique edit houses through to the major studios will also give us access to a larger market for our products.”

Key Code Media consults, supports and sells digital media communication systems and is one of the largest Avid and Apple resellers in the world. The company has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle.

Mike Cavanagh, President, Key Code Media adds; “Key Code Media is intensely focused on integrating best of breed tools which leverage the various systems our clients use in their production pipeline.  As a large Avid Technology reseller, the fluid integration between Digital Vision and the Avid Media Composer, Symphony and DS make our clients more productive.  This allows them to leverage the right tool to the proper task while maintaining unprecedented media and meta data compatibility.”

Digital Vision and Keycode Media have announced an event in San Francisco, set for June 16th to launch the partnership. The presentation will feature a full day of hands-on demonstrations and consultation with product experts from Digital Vision, Keycode Media and Avid. For information and reservation information, contact or

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Learn How to Turbo Charge Adobe CS4 Production Premium: Webinar May 20, 2009

Key Code Media invites you to attend this webinar:

Wednesday May 20, 2009 10:00am PST



The CS4 Production Premium Accelerator:
Hp Z-series Workstations Featuring NVIDIA Quadro CX Graphics

Shopping for a computer system to meet the advanced recommendations for Adobe’s CS4 Production Preimum can be a challenge. Face it: pre-configured workstations that meet the
high-performance criteria for these powerful creative software solutions just haven’t been readily available- until now!

Join us to see what the experts are saying about Adobe teaming up with the new, more powerful high-performance HP Workstations. Learn the reasons behind Adobe’s system recommendations and how you can easily meet them with
pre-configured, tested HP Z-series Workstations.

Speakers include:

Obin Olson, Dv3 Productions
R&D Engineer
Topic: Pushing Adobe, NVIDIA, and HP to the Extreme

Dave Helmly, Adobe
North American TechSales Manager
Topic: CS4 Production Premium: Enhanced by Partnership

Sean Kilbride, NVIDIA Corporation
Technical Marketing Manager, Workstation Products
Topic: What makes CX: It’s Elemental

Ray Gilmartin, Hewlett-Packard
Worldwide Digital Media & Entertainment Segment Manager
Topic: HP Z and the Quadro CX: Bundles for Performance

Featured Product

HPZ600 Adobe CS4 Production Premium Workstation Bundle

  • Two Intel Xeon processor E5520, 2.26GHz, 8MB cache, 1333 MHz memory, Quad-Core


  • Genuine windows Vista Business 64-bit with downgrade to Windows XP Professional x64 custom installed


  • 12 GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 ECC NVIDIA Quadro CX-The accelerator for CS4 Production Premium


  • 250 GB SATA 3Gb/s NCQ/7200 rpm + Two 300 GB SATA 3 Gb/s NCQ 10K rpm
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Key Code Media’s NAB 2009 Overview

May 7, 2009 Leave a comment






NAB 2009 was one of the more civilized shows I’ve ever attended.  Plenty of clients, a small amount of curious consumers, shorter cab lines and inexpensive hotel rates.  Here is our synopsis of the key things we were on hand to witness and our opinions of this year’s show and announcements.


Avid Technology unveiled their new One Avid strategy combined with a new Avid logo.

Five strategic principles:

Drive customer success

o From enthusiasts to the enterprise

o Fluid, dependable workflows

o Collaborative support

o Avid solutions optimized in an open ecosystem


A very positive move is that the companies will be integrated and Media Composer and Protools will be able to exist on the same computer.  The organization is working to improve their business structure and quality.  Overall they are getting better, but after the challenging product life cycle of Adrenaline, not a tough area to improve.  The major announcement was of Avid handling direct support for Final Cut Studio systems connected to Avid MediaNet (Unity) and Avid ISIS.  Although there is some uncertainty of how this will translate to performance, but once is it known, we will post our findings and information.  Avid also showed off the Avid Media Access allowing for a native end to end workflow for XDCam HD.  Key Code Media has the AMA workflow featuring Protools, XDCam HD and Media Composer currently connected to a Unity MediaNet in our Studio City location.


StorageDNA introduced their revolutionary DNA solutions as a subscription service. Syncsy ($49.95/mo.) and Portals ($9.95/mo.) allow for peer to peer synchronized workflows.  All features of the SDNA720 are included, allowing a seamless workflow with delta differentiation, SSL encryption, and WAN acceleration.  For more information, click on  The award committees definitely missed out on a hot new workflow which is gaining quick market acceptance.  In addition, ISAN was introduced allowing for SAN synchronizations for $249/mo.


AJA unveiled the Ki Pro, which is a Direct ProRes capture from camera to an AJA Ki Pro disk. This product will solve a big problem for JVC, RED and Canon camera users in getting their media into Final Cut Pro.  Product lists for $4000.00 and will be shipping in June. The Ki Pro was awarded the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award, the DV Black Diamond Award, the TV Technology Star Award, and the Videography Magazine Vidy Award at NAB.


Facilis premiered version 4.0, a Facilis Shared File System which enables multi-write Virtual Volume access over 8Gbit fibre channel or Ethernet. Volumes are designated as file-level or volume-level through settings in the management tool; these attributes can be changed at any time. 


Root6 showed off version 3.5 of Content Agent integrating Blu Ray automation and Red conversions to Avid DNXHD files. 


Digital Rapids introduced Touchstream which is the size of a breadbox and delivers from Flash, Silverlight and QuickTime (Darwin server) powered web experiences to IPTV set-top boxes and mobile phones.


Editshare introduced Universal Media File technology – a core feature of the Flow product line, which allows a single media file to be used simultaneously by Apple and Avid editors.  Automatic Duck’s Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP allow editors to translate bi-directionally between Avid and Final Cut Pro sequences. Now EditShare and Automatic Duck have joined forces to create a special version of Automatic Duck that understands EditShare’s Universal Media Files and how to retrieve information from the Flow database.


NLTek was showcased in both Panasonic and Sony’s booths with AI (Auto Ingest), the industry’s first software for fast and efficient moving of MXF media, with your metadata, to local storage in the field or to Avid Interplay or Avid MediaManager based workgroups.  This powerful media management tool takes recorded media from your FieldPak, GFPAK, P2 disk or XDCAM media, transfers it to your computer, then to your Avid MediaNet or ISIS system, and to your editing workstations.



If you have any questions regarding any products showcased at NAB please contact us at (818) 303-3900 or email: