Archive for February, 2010

Avid Technology Quicktime Codec Update

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The QuickTime codecs v2.2.1 addresses an issue encountered in Avid Media Composer v4.0.5, Avid Symphony v4.0.5, and Avid NewsCutter v8.0.5 in which DVCPro, MPEG, and Avid DV exports result in black video. See KB Article 350631 for additional information regarding this issue. Mac and PC versions of the installers can be downloaded below. For more information about these codecs visit the Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.2.1 Specifications page. For complete install instructions, reference the ReadMe file below.

Avid Codecs LE v2.2.1 ReadMe
Avid Codecs LE v2.2.1 Installer Mac
Avid Codecs LE v2.2.1 Installer PC

Avid and Dongles

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Avid Technolgoy is migrating away from dongles.  They still do allow them, it is now becoming an additional charge.  Over the transition, Avid has been extremely generous providing us Make Good kits to bridge the MC software from 3.x to 4.x when we request physical dongles.  Unfortunately, moving forward if a client wants software with dongle there will be a charge to upgrade to 4.x.

If you request 7010-30101-02 (MC v3.x with dongle) on your Nitris DX orders the client will receive only v3.5.4.  If the client has Assurance they can upgrade for free to 4.x however they will still need to upgrade the 3rd party software via 0010-30303-01 (cost is $195).  If the client doesn’t have Assurance, they will also need to purchase 7510-30082-01 (cost is $495) to upgrade the MC Soft and 3rd party software.

The same applies to the MC Soft stand alone as well (7500-30108-01).  If the client has Assurance they can upgrade for free to 4.x however they will still need to upgrade the 3rd party software via 0010-30303-01 (cost is $195).  If the client doesn’t have Assurance, they will also need to purchase 7510-30082-01 (cost is $495) to upgrade the MC Soft and 3rd party software.  This to get the software if dongles are needed

Overall, having dongles go away is not bad.  Since the dongle is the IP, losing a cheap piece of plastic can set you back $2000+.  Having log in, you can now license different systems where the software is loaded via the web, no longer making it critical to carry around your dongle between the cutting room and home.

Key Code Media and Apple Invite You to the Apple Pro Video Cocktail Party March 16, 2010

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Join Apple and Key Code Media for the Apple Pro Video Cocktail Party

Tuesday March 16, 2010

You are invited to see the newest and most current pro video and audio solutions supported by Apple. Visit our new demo space in Burbank and have the opportunity to have your unique workflow questions answered by Apple’s professional video consultation staff and Key Code Media’s technology consultants and certified technical team.


Get a personalized demonstration and test drive the following solutions:

  • Autodesk Smoke on a Mac
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Pro Tools
  • Final Cut Server
  • Xsan

Along with our complimentary cocktails and appetizers on hand—- meet and greet with our partners AJA who will be showcasing their professional video interface and conversion solutions, including the Ki Pro adding support for Apple ProRes 422; Telestream featuring the Episode line, integrated for Final Cut Mac OS X Users and Final Cut Server and more. Additional vendors to be announced. Check our website daily for an updated vendor list.




March 16, 2010


Key Code Media
270 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(Olive & Alameda)



Beyond Pix & Key Code Media SF TriCaster Open House Event March 10, 2010

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Beyond Pix and Key Code Media
Invite You to Join Us On

Wednesday March 10, 2010

TriCaster™ Open House Event 

Presented by NewTek

Multi-Camera Live Event Webcasting Made Easy
Using the power of the internet to reach a larger audience has never been easier or more affordable. NewTek’s TriCaster™ TCXD300 is re-defining high definition portable live production that makes it possible for you to broadcast, project, live stream or record full HD programming.

Come see the TriCaster™  in action on a live production stage at Beyond Pix Studio D where we will cover all the facets of live production including working with Virtual Sets in a green screen environment.

NewTek’s Director of Training, Don Ballance will demonstrate how the latest model in the TriCaster family of portable production devices can be used for anyone wanting to produce network-style productions and streams with an end-to-end HD 1080i video pipeline, including effects, keying and virtual sets.


In this seminar you will also learn:

  • How to stream your full HD production directly to the Web in your choice of profile
  • How to achieve a network-quality live production with graphics, titles and animated overlays on top of your live video
  • How to build brands, create new revenue streams and successfully engage audiences


Check-In, Networking and Complimentary Refreshments

3:30pm-5:00pm Seminar

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Beyond Pix Studios
Studio D       
950 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(between Broadway St & Pacific Ave)


Key Code Media is a NewTek Elite Partner




ACSR Alliance Meeting: Moviola & Key Code Media Present Cache-A Feb 25, 2010

February 16, 2010 Leave a comment
Moviola and Key Code Media will be hosting the next ACSR Alliance Meeting on Thursday February 25, 2010

This meeting will feature a demonstration presented by Grady Sellards of Asia Media Products who will give you an overview of an economical, reliable, accessible, interchangeable and future-proof solutions for content archiving, interchange and back up.

From Shot to Conform
  • Any computer on the network can access and or manage media on or off tape
  • Media is archived in its original directory structure, allowing it to be easily restored at any time
  • Searchable directory of every tape, making it easy and convenient to find archive media
  • Stand-alone direct connect functionality with storage systems and cards, including P2, Sony SxS, RED and virtually any SAS, eSata or firewire drives
  • Archiving through a direct connection into a MFX environment, that allows mutilple editorial systems access to load and spot check media
In this seminar…….

Cache-A’s new ProCache will be demonstrated, showing how media can be transported to the Post Production workflow safely, enabling simultaneous access to media assets. One ProCache can allow multiple clients the ability to push media to an archive simultaneously for as little as 5 cents per gigabyte.



This will take place in the new demonstration facility at Key Code Media in Burbank:

Key Code Media

270 South Flower St

Burbank, CA 91502

(between Victory & Verdugo)

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:15pm, February 25, 2010

Lite snacks and refreshments will also be served. Parking available on Flower St or in the Key Code Media parking lot.


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Key Code Media @ Entertainment Technology Exposition Universal Hilton Booth 313 Thursday Feb 18, 2010

February 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Join Key Code Media at Booth 313 at the Entertainment Technology Expo on Thursday February 18, 2010 where we will have available to demo the new Autodesk® Smoke on Mac, presenting finishing workflows for both Final Cut and Media Composer users.
Take a test drive at our green screen and the new HD TriCaster XD300, the solution for portable, network quality in live production.
Stop by our booth to discuss all of your unique workflow needs!

We invite you to be our VIP Guest at the Entertainment Technology Expo.
Createasphere (formerly HD EXPO) sets the pace for what’s head in the rapidly evolving
world of entertainment technology and gives attendees the tools and connections that
make it real. This is a MUST ATTEND event for serious content creators and decision
makers. We bring together industry professionals, independent filmmakers, technology
innovators and industry supporters. Createasphere has it all: knowledge, networking, and
hands on interaction with the latest tools and technologies.
As a Createasphere VIP you receive:
VIP status on badge
Preferred seating for panels and intensive workshops
Access to VIP/Exhibitor lounge
Why You Should Attend:
No other event offers EVERYTHING that Createasphere does: leading edge
technologies and exhibits, free intensives, free panels featuring the industry’s
leading experts and content creators addressing most important issues of the day.
Connect with your peers: Createasphere’s audience is comprised of the most
interesting members of the creative, production, post production, advertising,
broadcast, studio and network communities.
What’s the same, what’s different? Come to Createasphere and get the straight
scoop from the industry experts about how to understand and profit from industry
An up close and in-depth opportunity to meet key manufacturers, technologists
and experts covering the entire spectrum of production and post production.
Createasphere offers uncommon access to industry leaders, Academy Award
winners, technology experts and content creators in stimulating panels, exhibits,
workshops, intensives – ALL FOR FREE!
For a full schedule of the event click here for more information

Createasphere/EXPLORE Entertainment Technology Exposition
FEBRUARY 18, 2010 | Universal Hilton | Universal City, CA
Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Universal Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Dr
Universal City, CA 91604

Smoke on the Mac Roadshow:Don’t Just Edit. Finish. Brunch & Learn Seminar (Orange County) Feb 23, 2010

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Autodesk® and Key Code Media Invites You to the Smoke on Mac Roadshow
FREE Brunch and Learn Seminar: Autodesk® Smoke ®2010 for Mac OS X
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Don’t Just Edit. Finish.”


In this FREE technology seminar we will present finishing workflows with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer projects. Real world workflows presented showing you how to integrate Smoke® into your facility.

With the introduction of Autodesk® Smoke 2010 for the Mac OS X platform boutiques can now utilize a tool to differentiate their business. Learn how to grow your business and take on more work, keep jobs in house and work more efficiently through an integrated creative toolset.

Key Code Media Director of Technology, David Sconyers will be demonstrating the new features of this highly anticipated software tool that can be an ideal complimentary solution for both Final Cut and Media Composer users.

Find out how this system can add value and tools to bring projects to the highest quality levels. With unmatched editorial finishing and easy integration, you will learn how Smoke® is a highly efficient and flexible tool that can help speed up completion regardless of project demand. 

Learn how to utilize the finishing tools of Smoke® as you maintain the Quicktime, Pro Res and the 64-bit Snow Leopard experience all for an incredibly, affordable price.

Key Code Finance will also present the economic models for break even and return on investment analysis, helping you qualify for a system today and get paid for finishing jobs before you make your first payment.

Our last session in Santa Monica our registration was completely full, we encourage you to register early—- this is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss out on! 


Continental Breakfast & Check-In


Tuesday February 23, 2010

Free Brunch and Learn Seminar


Fairmont Hotel

4500 MacArthur Blvd

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(between Campus and Jamboree)

  • Turn right on MacArthur Blvd.
  • Pass through the light at Birch Street and make an immediate left turn into The Fairmont Newport Beach  driveway.
  • Hotel is located on MacArthur Blvd. between Birch Street and Von Karman Avenue.

From Points North or South

  • From I-405 exit MacArthur Blvd.
  • Turn left onto MacArthur. Pass through the light at Birch Street and make an immediate left turn into The Fairmont Newport Beach driveway.
  • Hotel is located on MacArthur Blvd. between Birch Street and Von Karman Avenue.

From Points East

  • Follow the 91 Freeway West to the 55 Freeway South to the 405 Freeway South.
  • Exit MacArthur Blvd.
  • Turn left onto MacArthur. Pass through the light at Birch Street and make an immediate left turn into The Fairmont Newport Beach  driveway.
  • Hotel is located on MacArthur Blvd. between Birch Street and Von Karman Avenue.

Click here to register