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Apple Final Cut Pro X and the ensuing land grab of Avid and Adobe

June 30, 2011 1 comment

Word….The Apple professional editorial universe has gone bonkers.  The best explanation I’ve heard from a friend/client is the Final Cut Pro change is like Microsoft changing Word and all old files are not compatible or integrate with any of the other Microsoft applications you use with Word.  As an Apple and Avid and Adobe partner, this is as disruptive as it gets.  Editors don’t like radical changes and FinalCut X’s innovations has freaked a lot of people out.

The editorial camps have been carved into three camps: Apple FinalCut (comprised of either younger editors or people who got totally fed up with Avid over the years), Avid users and a much smaller contingent (of people cutting beyond web and weddings) of Adobe CS5+ users.  Overall, Avid and Apple battled.  Apple, in my opinion, won the second tier markets and the tier one markets with the younger editorial crowd.  Heck, even Angus Wall won an emmy for The Social Network cutting on Final Cut.  Yes, Angus made his initial mark cutting music videos on the Avid MediaComposer, back in the day.  FinalCut became the cool product to cut on and for most people contracting editorial services, a lower priced rate.  My opinion is that the younger editors charged less per hour and that was the larger contributor to a lower rate.  Anyway, Apple announced the new X and discontinued FinalCut 7.

X is the future and 7 is yesterday, so move on, upgrade off the app store and move on.  What….you say you need to make EDLs.  They are yesterday or even the last millennium, so what if the studio where you cut trailers requires an EDL to create the matchback.  Studios are yesterday, it’s all about electronic distribution vehicles like Amazon and Itunes, they don’t require EDLs.  Where am I going here…well, a large contingent of FinalCut editorial houses are totally pissed.

My short term opinion is simple, don’t jump off any bridges, this as every change will work itself out.   Apple will either recognize that they should have named FCP X “ImoviePro” or rethink the disruptive product introduction and re-tool their strategy.  I’ve known the key product developers at Apple (even before they were at Apple), they are smart people and understand post production intimately.  If they want to make changes, they already know what needs to be done.  If Apple has defined the next growth market to be Imovie upgrades, well the professional FCP 7 users are SOL.  Round one of FCPX does not look good for legacy workflows, but there are cool new innovations, just not multi user workflows…yet.  That being said, I’m still unclear as to whether MediaComposer 5.5 will work on Lion, but hope to know by end of next week.

Editorial software is now cheaper than plug ins (or close) and having access to more than one workflow and software can help maximize the quality of projects and the productivity of editors.  Download free copies of Avid MediaComposer http://www.avid.com/mctrial  and try out Adobe CS5.5 (couldn’t find if their is a trial).  Minimize your risk and stay educated on options.  With new management, Avid has radically changed their approach towards users and the economics while Adobe will continue to innovate their editorial tools and in my opinion have the best video web solutions on the planet.

Editorial is being driven to commodity status, editors are creative people and creating differentiation is tough while maintaining rates in a tough economy.  The broader the set of deliverables you can provide, the greater your value.  Key Code Media will be having a major event and streaming it to get together top level editors to help sort out all the craziness.  Stay tuned, the trailer is in development and will be the most intense invite we’ve ever put together.  Mark late July for the event of X. Simultaneously in Seattle, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Burbank tied together by LifeSize HD teleconferencing and Newtek’s Tricaster 850 Extreme streaming the event.

That being said, Gary Greenfield and Kirk Arnold are coming to the epicenter of editorial world, Los Angeles,on July 13 to have some type of event and want to spread the word.  Me being the tool that I am, will help communicate this.

http://community.avid.com/blogs/avid/archive/2011/06/30/making-great-products-to-serve-professionals-is-our-lifeblood.aspx

Apple Final Cut ProX Released- first commentary

June 21, 2011 1 comment

Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes Application Editor gave a first pass of the highlights of Apple’s just released FinalCut X.  We will be downloading FinalCut X at Key Code Media today to start a deeper dive into understanding the new application and determine where this complete re-write falls into the professional’s editorial spectrum.

Presently, the software is only available on the App Store.  Key Code presently has no word on how Apple will sell physical copies or VAR programs. Present pricing is broken out with the main$299.99 for FCP X application, plus the options of $49.99 for Motion 5 and $49.99 for Compressor 4.

Overall, the new FinalCut X has a lot of cool features and Apple is definitely a trendsetter.  Interestedly enough, the landing page at Apple.com highlights iCloud.  Auto-Analysis seems like a very interesting .  Here’s the direct quote from the Apple site

“Final Cut Pro dramatically speeds up preparing your media by analyzing your source material in the background while you edit. Content Auto-Analysis scans your footage and creates metadata based on the way editors like to work — with range-based tags for media attributes, camera data, shot type, and whether the shot contains one person, two people, or a group. Use these tags to sort, filter, and search your clips.

Set up Auto-Analysis to occur during import, or analyze clips later if you prefer. Content Auto-Analysis also performs processor-intensive analysis ahead of time for features such as image stabilization, corrections for rolling shutter distortion, color balance, and repairs for typical audio problems. Then you can use these features in real time as you edit.”

Aside from all of the cool kid stuff, here are the things you NEED TO KNOW: DVD Studio Pro is gone and some features of Color and Soundtrack Pro are rolled into FCP-X, but are not standalone apps. There is no capture from tape ability (AKA Log & Capture).  Instead, an editor would use the capture tools provided by AJA and Blackmagic. Capture from a  USB drive or Firewire camera or still camera is supported.  Here’s how to find out whether your camera work with FCP -X? http://help.apple.com/finalcutpro/cameras/en/index.html This also means that output (PLAYBACK) to an external monitor is at the mercy of AJA / Blackmagic, Matrox and other IO board companies.   I anticipate Thunderbolt to be the Holy Grail for this, or for AJA and BM to update some drivers for the Kona and Decklink series.

FCP X and FCP 7 can be on the same machine, same partition. FCP X will move some FCP file around, however. There is no multicam (currently) There is currently no way to import OLD FCP (pre FCP X) projects into FCP. The is no OMF ability. This means (currently) sending to Pro Tools or Soundtrack Pro is not available.

Machine requirements: Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better 2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended) OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later 256MB of VRAM Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later 2.4GB of disk space Format support (notice no RED). Many of these files listed below are TRANSCODED IN THE BACKGROUND for an optimal editing experience and playback (ProRes), so, pseudo-real time support. H.264 from GoPro and iFrame cameras H.264 from DSLR cameras Broadcast Wave Format DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD HDV Panasonic AVC-Intra, including AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50 Sony IMX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, and XDCAM EX JVC-created XDCAM EX Canon XF MPEG-2; ingest supported with additional software AVCHD, including Panasonic AVCCAM and Sony NXCAM Uncompressed 8- and 10-bit SD and HD Apple Intermediate Codec Still images including PSD, BMP, GIF, RAW, JPEG, PNG, TGA, and TIFF Compressed audio including AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, and WAV

Here are some useful links to access to learn more: Apple Landing Page: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro   http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/all-features/      http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs/       More links: http://www.larryjordan.biz/goodies/blog.html

Overall, we’d like to hold back on any commentary about the in depth workable differences between FCP 7 and FCP X until we have some legitimate drive time.  This update was condensed from the presentation today.

.: michael kammes mpse .: senior applications editor . post workflow consultant .: audio specialist . act fcp . acsr

Avid ISIS 5000 Move on Up Upgrade

Customers with older Unity MediaNetwork or LANshare shared storage systems now have an opportunity to get $7500 off the total system price by moving on up to an ISIS 5000-32TB (with one or more ISIS 5000 Engines).

Benefits/Why Upgrade

Based on Unity MediaNetwork and LANshare, the newest technology and features of ISIS 5000 provide the lowest cost per GB ever. With ISIS 5000, you get greater user storage capacity, administrative flexibility, all-Ethernet connectivity and 90 included client licenses. And of course you still get the best possible real-time integration with Avid editorial, Interplay, and Final Cut Pro workflows.

With today’s budgetary constraints and highly competitive business environment, it’s all about getting the best tools at the lowest prices. ISIS 5000 deliver more real-time performance and superior editor integration than EditShare, and much greater storage flexibility and management tools than Facilis. Compared to any other shared storage system, Avid makes collaboration faster, easier and more reliable.

Extensive storage and workflow testing enables Avid to hold its solutions to the highest standards of performance and reliability in today’s media industry. Whenever you need Avid support, we’ll always by there with people who understand and “get” your business.

You will receive a $7500 credit off the ISIS 5000 purchase price on any order of ISIS 5000 32TB or multiple ISIS 5000 Engine system.

This promotion is not offered on purchases of ISIS 5000 Direct Connect or ISIS 5000 Demo systems. This promotion requires the return of Unity MediaNetwork file Manager, storage chassis

and dongle or LANShare chassis and dongle.

Effective through June 17, 2011 or while supplies last

For more information on how to start saving today contact: sales@keycodemedia.com or 818-303-3900

Avid Media Composer Smart Tool versus Classic Trim

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Cohen comments on his blog about Avid Media Composer 5.5 and discusses the key benefits of 5.5 over Media Composer 5.0.  The big issue is a “New Coke vs. Classic Coke” of “Legacy Trim Mode versus the new Smart Tool.

You can definitely turn off the smart tool in 5.5, even more completely than you could in 5.0, and, in addition, some bugs were fixed that caused it to turn back on erroneously.

Classic/Legacy trim works as it did in 5.0.3.4, except that in a couple of subtle ways it’s even more like it was in 4.x..

The details about legacy trim are here. The page refers to 5.0, but nothing about it has changed in 5.5. It’s just gotten better.

http://splicenow.com/2010/10/04/tweaking-the-smart-tool/

http://splicenow.com/2011/03/08/media-composer-5-5-goes-live/

Avid Ships MediaComposer 5.5 Major Release

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media is Avid Technologies largest reseller of video products in the world.  We understand workflow, the Avid systems and how to integrate Avid within complex workflows.  With over ten Avid ASCRs, we’d like to announce the key new information about this exciting release.

Here’s what’s new for v5.5:

PhraseFind  1.0 and ScriptSync 1.0 Released

a.       Both options run with the 5.5.1/9.5.1 releases

AMA Plugins Are Separate Installer

b.      The AMA Plugins are now a separate installer that is NOT bundled with the application installers

c.       Visit http://www.avid.com/ama for more information and to download the installers

Avid License Control

d.      Avid License Control is a separate application used for activating and deactivating ScriptSync and PhraseFind licenses

e.       Information on how to use the tool can be found on the KB here

New Avid QT Codecs 2.3.4 Resolves Westmere DNxHD Issues

f.        The new 2.3.4 QT codecs that ship with 5.5.1 resolve an issue with DNxHD resolutions on Westmere Macs

g.      This codec package is supported with 5.0.3 builds of the editing application as well

h.       http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=392959

New Macs Released by Apple

i.         On February 24th, 2011, Apple announced new versions of their 13″, 15″, and 17″ MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt.

j.         These systems are under evaluation with Media Composer. Qualification and supported configurations will be announced at a future date.

k.       http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=392943

Media Composer 5.5.1, Symphony 5.5.1, and NewsCutter 9.5.1 Released

l.         The latest release has been made available for purchase and download.

m.     Support Contract Customers are entitled to the upgrade.

n.       For more information,  see:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393415

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393431

Guides

Install: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=263251&Hilite=263251

I/O Comparison: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390851&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=hardware+comparison&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=hardware+comparison

PhraseFind: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393391

ScriptSync: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=393395

FAQ

Version 5.5: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389867

PhraseFind: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389887&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

ScriptSync:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389871&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Matrox Mini MX02:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366347

AJA IO Express:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389915&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Software Licensing:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=277611

Avid Artist Series:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389879&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=avid+artist+series&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=avid+artist+series

Audio Hardware and MC:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389911&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=avid+audio+hardware&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=1079&Hilite=avid+audio+hardware

MC Trial:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366355

Specifications and configuration:

Mac:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390763&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=apple+macintosh+specifications&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=apple+macintosh+specifications

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390759&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=media+composer+5.5.1&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=media+composer+5.5.1

Config Guidelines:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=269631&Hilite=avid+configuration+guidelines

Matrox MX02:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=366315&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=location+of+drivers&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=location+of+drivers

v5.5:

http://www.avid.com/US/products/Media-Composer/system-requirements

Feature Performance:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=365919

3rd Party:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=277977&Hilite=277977

Version Matrix:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=267087&Hilite=version+matrix

What’s New:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390311

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=390347

AMA:

http://www.avid.com/US/products/Avid-Media-Access/plug-ins

Smart Tools in v5.5:

http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=389231&ssdFilterCommunity15=0&ssdFilterCommunity13=0&ssdFilterCommunity11=0&ssdFilterCommunity10=368&ssdFilter_SearchKeyWord=smart+tool&page=1&ssdSearchOperator=0&ssdFilterCommunity3=0&Hilite=smart+tool

Online tutorials:

http://www.avid.com/US/resources/media-composer-5-getting-started-training
Call Key Code Media at 206-728-4000, 310-401-6700, 415-221-0300 or 818-303-3900 for more information

http://www.keycodemedia.com/Avid/avid-nitris-dx.html

Learn How to Leverage Digital Media for Your Broadcast & Media Lab Curriculum Sat March 12, 2011

Key Code Media Invites You to Attend an Exclusive Event Just For Professional Digital Media Educators

Saturday March 12, 2011

“Learn How to Leverage Digital Media
for Your Broadcast & Media Lab Curriculum”
Join us at our Burbank demonstration facility where you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with our post workflow consultants, technical services and integration team
and network with industry peers

This kick off event was tailor made for you and will feature hands on product demonstration and discussion on

-Acquisition, Content Creation, Multi-Media, Editorial, Media Management and Distribution

-Introduction to Our Educational Partners: Avid Technology, Apple, Adobe, Avid, G-Tech and NewTek *** (this list subject to change with no notice)

-Keynote Address
“The State of the Education and How to Overcome the Hurdles and Be Successful”

Keynote Speaker
Jon Amador
College of the Canyons
(Media & Arts Department Chair)
Jon is Professor of audio and radio media in the Radio, Television & Film Department, with BFA and MFA in Music and Sound Design from California Institute of the Arts. Jon has taught at College of the Canyons for the past 9 years, and is a graduate of the Associate Program. He has been active in developing career technical education for students who seek entry into the media and entertainment industries, and has also been involved in the professional development of faculty who seek to infuse technology in their teaching practices. Recently, Jon has initiated an initiative to bring interactive audio and video to the college via podcasting technology, where he brings his influences in the study of media and technology to the broader college community.

WHEN

SATURDAY
MARCH 12, 2011

10:30-11am Check In & Coffee

11:00-12:00pm
Educational Introductions & Keynote Address

12pm-2pm
Fire Up the Grill, It’s Taco Time!
Cold Beverages, Hands on Demos & Networking

WHERE

Key Code Media
270 So Flower St Burbank, CA 91502
(located between Olive & Verdugo)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Top New 5 Features of Avid Media Composer 5.5

February 15, 2011 3 comments

by Michael Kammes (Senior Applications Editor, Post Workflow Consultant: Key Code Media)

With Avid’s recent announcement of the relaease of Media Composer 5.5, we have compiled a list of some of what we consider to be the top new 5 features of Media Composer 5.5.

#1 Video I/O: AJA I/O Express.
Easily the biggest announcement. Avid has traditionally regulated baseband video input and output to Avid built hardware. We saw a glimpse last year of the move off this paradigm with the adoption of the
Matrox MXO2 Mini. This toe dipping in the 3rd party wading pool allowed users to output broadcast quality reference video through a sub $500 box. While some functions – like capture and deck control – were not available; it was an instant success for smaller setups (aside from some pesky frame rates; more on that later).

The AJA IO Express, unlike the Matrox MXO 2 Mini, is unrestricted by Avid to capture into Media Composer via HDSDI & HDMI, and output via HDSDI, Component, and HDMI. It sports an RS-422 com port for deck control – and yes, digital cuts are supported. Like the Matrox unit and the Avid branded I/O devices, it connects to your CPU via an included host (HBA) Card. As of the initial 5.5 release, Ancillary Data and LTC are not supported…yet.

AJA is an excellent company – partnering with the best in the industry is a fantastic move.

#2 AVC-Intra is a reality.

Brains & Beauty: one of the newer codecs – AVC-Intra – delivers excellent visual quality at lower data rates, and has been popping up more and more in prosumer and professional cameras. There is a downside, however: it’s extraordinarily CPU intensive. Avid now has a solution for you.

For $2495, you can purchase an AVC-Intra accelerator card for your Media Composer Nitris DX. This small hardware card is installed inside your Nitris DX box, and allows for AVC-Intra encoding during capture – as well as assisting during decoding: edit, monitoring, and processing. This hardware upgrade card is only available for the Nitris DX. Eye ballin’ a new Symphony Nitris DX? Another reason to pull the trigger: The AVC-Intra card comes included with a new purchase of a Symphony Nitris DX. Check out the Media Composer Nitris DX AVC-Intra here.

#3 Say What?

Don’t you constantly rely on the Search function of your OS? (I use my Apple + F search religiously.) Most of us would be unable to function without it. Avid has taken two steps to improve the effective of it’s search tools. First, the standard text search tool has been expanded to search across more metadata within your project: clips, sequences, script text, the timeline, and your monitors.

As if that were not enough, Media Composer now has an ability to search via phonetic matching, a new feature called PhraseFind. Media Composer automatically analyzes clips and indexes all dialog in your project’s media phonetically, so you can quickly find clips by simply typing a word or phrase—right from within your edit session. Plus, it works in the background so as not to tie up your editing bay. Bonus! Coupled with ScriptSync, this becomes a massively powerful tool to reduce the time lost to logging and assemblies and finding that illusive lost clip. PhraseFind, as well as ScriptSync, come at an additional cost ($495 & $995, respectively) or bundle both for only $1295.

#4 Hear That? Enhanced Audio Monitoring.

Avid has incorporated the ability to utilize Pro Tools hardware for monitoring of your Media Composer. Pro Tools HD hardware, as well as select flavors of the MBox family can be used for audio playback. The awesome sounding AIR plug-ins are also supported within Media Composer 5.5.

#5 AMA Enhancements.


AMA is probably the single greatest thing Avid has rolled out in recent history, and with 5.5, Avid continues down that path. The HDCAM SR Lite codec is now supported via AMA. First incarnations support only reading of the HDCAM SR Lite based files via AMA, however.

Those of you who insist on using Long GOP video files (you know who you are) will be thrilled to learn that Avid has beefed up Media Composer’s ability to play these in real time. While it is impossible to qualify every hardware and software configuration when dealing with AMA, v5.5 will handle your Long GOP files better than 5.0. Plus, Media Composer has also enabled Long GOP Quicktime reference exports (this last feature was quietly available not to long ago in 5.0.3 versions) In case you didn’t know, Media Composer uses your GPU – Graphics card – to during playback to take load off of your CPU. So, always consider beefing up your Graphics card to speed up your system…staying within the approved list of cards, of course.

You’ll also see a change in how AMA is installed on machines. AMA, as you may know, is a plug-in architecture. XDCAM, P2, Quicktime, GFCAM, etc., are all separate AMA plug-ins. As is the case with most plug-ins, development can continue on these separate of changes to the host application itself. Because of this, AMA plug-ins are now going to be hosted on Avid’s website for download. (Yes, they are free.) This ensures that the user can always get the most up to date plug-in ‘builds’. Media Composer 5.5 will come bundled with the Quicktime AMA plug-in only.

Miscellaneous notes:

 

  1. Media Composer 5.5 will be the last version that supports the Adrenaline hardware. It will also be the last 32bit build of Media Composer. Time to upgrade to the DX product line and a 64bit OS.
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  3. Unity MediaNet 4.x is no longer supported. Have you looked into the next generation of Avid Shared storage – the ISIS 5000 and ISIS 7000? Ethernet is the new Fibre. 

     

  4. 4GB of RAM is required for operation.
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  6. The Matrox MXO2 Mini is now able to output true Progressive (P) frame rates, and the h.264 MAX option is now supported to accelerate Matrox h.264 exports out of Media Composer. This means faster exports for web and mobile devices directly out of Media Composer.
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  8. The Avid (Euphonix) Artist Series (Artist Control, Artist Mix, and Artist Transport) controllers are supported within Media Composer 5.5.
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  10. Enchanced Smart tool: Adjust a transition’s timing within the Timeline without stepping into the effects palette.

 

    For more information and how to upgrade to the latest version of Avid Media Composer 5.5, call 818-303-3900.