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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 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


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.


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:



I/O Comparison:




Version 5.5:



Matrox Mini MX02:

AJA IO Express:

Software Licensing:

Avid Artist Series:

Audio Hardware and MC:

MC Trial:

Specifications and configuration:


Config Guidelines:

Matrox MX02:


Feature Performance:

3rd Party:

Version Matrix:

What’s New:


Smart Tools in v5.5:

Online tutorials:
Call Key Code Media at 206-728-4000, 310-401-6700, 415-221-0300 or 818-303-3900 for more information

Key Code Media Burbank Open House Event Nov 19, 2009

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment



You are cordially invited to attend……..

Key Code Media Burbank Open House Event
Thursday November 19, 2009

If you haven’t heard……we have moved our corporate office to a new location.

With significant benefits for us and for you (our valued client!)

  •  13,000 square foot facility
  • 2,500 square foot demo room (perfect for showcasing video, audio and streaming product solutions
  • Ample parking
  • Located conveniently near the 5 freeway, metrolink and downtown Burbank
  •  Larger warehouse , stocking more inventory
  •  Increased capability to fulfill orders
We are excited about this change and the huge opportunity for growth and want you to join us for an evening of fun.

We’ll be serving appetizers provided by the “Hot Tamales”  (celebrity chefs Mary Sue Miliken & Susan Feniger) from the gourmet Border Grill taco truck, cocktails, and giving tours of our new facility.

Come mix and mingle with your industry peers.

Meet and greet with our partners and stick around for vendor demonstrations and presentations.
*** (vendor list subject to change without any notice)
-Atto Technology, Inc
-Hewlett Packard
-Digital Vision 
-Sonnet Technologies 
-Storage DNA

November 19,2009


Key Code Media
270 South Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(Olive & Verdugo) 
click here for a map



Attend a Free eSeminar Hosted by Adobe & HP Workstations August 5, 2009







Key Code Media invites you to  attend a free eSeminar
presented by Adobe & HP Workstations

Wednesday August 5, 2009  10am-11am (PST)

 “Learn how to Integrate  Your Avid Media Composer Projects with  Adobe CS4 Production Premium”

We are committed to helping you find cost effective solutions to increase your profitability within this tight economy and it’s corresponding pressures on business without having to throw out your current post production infrastructure. 

Our testing on Avid workflows includes fantastic solutions addressing Blu-Ray, Flash Media interactivity and speech to text conversion for web searchable streams. This is featured in a workflow Key Code Media and Adobe have refined.

We have partnered up with Adobe to present this workflow as an online seminar featuring Adobe CS4 Production Premium and the new HP Z Workstations.

In this seminar we will cover the following

Educate you on the benefits of tight integration in Adobe CS4 Production Premium in conjunction with your Avid Media Composer projects :

  • Adobe After Effects®, Photoshop® and Encore
  • Discover the new interoperability Adobe has with Avid Media Composer
  • Importing Avid projects without recapturing media files or having to re-invest in a new infrastructure.


You’ll also be introduced to the next generation
Z workstations by HP:

Now bundled with Adobe CS4 Production Premium, you’ll discover these workstations are radically different from the inside out and are an even more affordable solution if you are planning to upgrade your hardware and software.

Be prepared to be awed by unprecedented innovation, performance, and reliability for Digital Media and Entertainment.

August 5, 2009
10:00am-11:00am PST



Your registration confirmation email will provide  meeting details.

An email reminder will also be sent before the event.

In this seminar  you will also  learn how to be eligible to
win a FREE HP DreamColor Display!!!!!

Be sure to sign up today!

The Main Event: Mac vs Z800 Live Webcast Information June 18, 2009


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Tune into the MAIN EVENT live webcast


Live from the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood

The MAIN EVENT will feature the new Apple Mac and HPZ800 in 4 head to head
time trials of Adobe After Affects render, Avid Media Composer Encode and
RED Encode to Quicktime in a knock out showdown against
previous Mac and HP workstation generations


This live webcast will be broadcasted using TriCaster
(the standard in portable live production) presented by
NewTek and hosted by

When: June 18, 2009 Thursday


Pre-register and become eligible for our exclusive online web promotions

(you will receive an automatic confirmation with the link for the webcast)

More more information visit:
call 818-303-3900

Join us for the Main Event: Mac vs Z800 June 18, 2009 in Hollywood

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The MAIN EVENT will feature the new Apple Mac and HPZ800 in 4 head to head
time trials of Adobe After Affects render, Avid Media Composer Encode and
RED Encode to Quicktime in a knock out showdown against
previous Mac and HP workstation generations

The evening line-up will also include a demonstration of Blu-Ray multi-format capabilities and stereoscopic support using Avid Media Composer v 3.5.

As an event attendee you will also be part of a live web broadcast with TriCaster
(the standard in portable live production) presented by
NewTek and hosted by

When: June 18, 2009 Thursday

Registration begins: 6:00pm


Cocktails and Networking: 7:30pm-9pm

Event Location: Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd (cross street Orange) Hollywood, CA 90028

Hosted Valet Parking available or GO GREEN and take the Metro
(located across the street from the Hollywood & Highland RED Line)



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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Z-Day Is Coming: HP Webinar for New Workstation Line March 30, 2009

March 24, 2009 Leave a comment










Are you looking for something to get you going this Spring?

Something to jump up and down and shout about?

Look no further, Z-Day is coming! Be one of the select few to experience Z from day one.

Join HP on Monday, March 30 at 1pm/4pm ET for an exclusive webinar to find out why everyone is so excited about HP’s new workstation line.

We wish we could tell you more, but trust us, you’re going to want to “Go Ahead and Scream” when you experience what’s coming.

This is a webinar that every current XW8000, XW8200, XW8400 and Xw8600 workstation end user needs to tune into!

This webinar, co-hosted by HP and Intel, will feature presentations by customers representing various markets, and a special new product giveaway.

Register Now to Start the Excitement:

Register To Win!

Be one of the first to experience the power of Z!

Join us for this webinar and you’ll have a chance to win a new HP Workstation and see firsthand what everyone is screaming about.

Your industry, Your Technology

Learn how Z fits into your specific industry.

Be sure to pre-register new for more upcoming HP Webinars.

Please contact one of Key Code Media’s professional sales consultants for more information:


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