Archive for December, 2011

Avid Technology Media Composer 6 Approved Computer Configurations

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Below are all of Avid Technologies recommended for Mac and PC configurations.  We recommend 12GB of RAM, don’t forget to have a 64 bit operating system

MediaComposer 6 Macintosh approved Avid Configurations-

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MediaComposer 6 PC approved Avid Configurations- For PC- HP and Dell Workstations and laptops

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Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle update

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Ed Friesma, Application Editor for Key Code Media, mentioned the following:  After working with a walkin client yesterday trying to install the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle for HDMI capture,  I found a big gotcha that’s not clearly mentioned in any of the promotional materials.  If you’re connecting via USB 3.0 it needs to have the NEC USB3 controller chipset.  Currently no other one will work properly.  I don’t know if Blackmagic plans to qualify other USB 3 chipsets later or if they’ve given up and are focusing on Thunderbolt.

Categories: Product Updates

Key Code Media Business News

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media was listed by the San Fernando Business Journal as the 13th fastest growth company in the San Fernando Valley and
Key Code Media was listed as #41 fastest growth company by the LA Business Journal.

We did not apply to the System Contractor News (SCN) list of Top 50 system integrators, but if was listed, Key Code Media for 2010 would have been listed as #22, ahead of Anderson Audio Visual in San Diego.

Thanks to all our clients and vendors for their support!

Categories: News

Media Composer 6, dongles and back reving to 5.5

December 10, 2011 1 comment

Avid 6.0 upgrades and issues.

Key Code Media just finished a webinar presented by our staff Senior Technology & Workflow Consultant, Michael Kammes, last Thursday, we’ll be posting the link of the recording early next week.  We’ve highlighted a couple key points about the migration and areas to be cautionary.

Why would someone want to stay on 5.5x?

1) need to stay on Mac OS 10.6, or a 32bit version of Windows
2) want to use Nitris Classic, Adrenaline, or Mojo SDI
3) desire to stay compatible with other MC 5.5 systems on the project / facility (this would be more of a cautious manuever, however)
4) caution about moving to a X.0 version of software.  I still remember one of the MediaComposer’s most unstable release, 7.0 with the ABVB.  In my opinion the 7.2x ABVB release was also one of the most stable MediaComposer releases ever.

Lastly, we really recommend having a lot of ram.  12GB is recommended, your system will work with less ram, but will be slower depending on the jobs being done.
For those customers that are purchasing net new systems with an electronic license, there is NO way to downgrade this license to a previous version.

If you have clients that wish to run version 5.5 at this time on a net new system, they must purchase a dongle with the Avid software.

This would also apply to customers purchasing the v6 upgrade but wishing to remain on an older version.  Key Code is finding out from Avid what the Avid part number is for a swap to a dongle, if Avid still offers this in version 6.

Categories: News

Avid MediaComposer NitrisDX and MojoDX features not presently on AJA, Blackmagic and Matrox

December 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Couple limitations not presently working with the MediaComposer using 3rd party hardware.  Just a fyi

With this release, the 3rd party hardware plug-ins will not be able to support the entire feature set of the editing application and therefore will not support the following in the Avid editing application:
•           Ancillary Data
•           LTC Input and Output
•           Stereoscopic Full Frame Capture and Output
•           Audio Punch-In
•           Utilize any Hardware Codec Modules
•           Universal Mastering (Frame & Signal Convert to a Different Format)


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