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Avid Compatibility with Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Info for ProTools and MediaComposer

July 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Product Compatibility: New Mac OS X Lion (v10.7) Under Evaluation with Media Composer and Symphony
The new Mac OS X Lion (v10.7) was released by Apple on July 20th as a download from the Mac App Store.  This new OS X Lion (10.7) is currently under evaluation with both Media Composer and Symphony.  Qualification for this operating system is a top priority and supported configurations will be announced at a future date.

Product Compatibility: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) Under Evaluation for Use with Pro Tools Avid is excited to see that Apple’s new Mac OS X Lion (10.7) operating system is now available for download from the Mac App Store. However, please note that at this time, Pro Tools 9—including Pro Tools HD 9 and Pro Tools MP 9—and all earlier versions of the software are not compatible with Mac OS X Lion. Our top priority is to provide you with a fully compatible version as soon as possible. We’re currently working with Apple and will notify you as soon as we have something ready. That said, Pro Tools SE software, which is bundled with select M-Audio products, is fully qualified for Mac OS X Lion once you download and install a patch. To do this, open Pro Tools SE on any Mac running Mac OS X Lion and run the auto-updater, which will locate the update for download and installation (it’s less than a megabyte). The patch is also available on the M-Audio site at: http://www.m-audio.com/ptseFAQ.

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

Automated DVD and Transcoding Automation Seminar

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Getting your rich media message out, is becoming more confusing and arduous.  DVD, Blu Ray, YouTube, Web streaming, Itunes, HTML 5 and Flash.  Doing it right takes time, join Key Code Media to see an integrated automated approach which from TV/Film production to Advertising and Corporate, a price performance solution is available which will pay for itself in labor savings in under six months.

In this hour long presentation we will show the complete automation through to fully authored and labeled DVD’s utilizing Rimage DVD duplicators and management of media through automated delivery of media along with meta date for post, archive and asset management.
We will take you through the full tool set of Content Agent and show you real world examples of automating all aspects of file output and distribution that will make you more efficient and save you a ton of time!

Advertisers: Digital Signage utilizing automated DVD playlists and delivery to Asset Management Systems

Film Dailies: Completely automated film dailies deliveries through independently visibly water-marked DVD’s through to email and FTP deliveries

Corporate: Communication through moving images has never been more accessible. We will discuss the complications of merging broadcast and computer video standards and how Content Agent makes a complicated task simple.

Education: From application for film school to delivering media for analysis whether it be for football or media studio showreels.

We’ll also showcase “Life in a Day” a Ridley Scott, Google™ sponsored film, featuring consumer based video with no timecode, that was transformed for editing and online delivery for theatrical release

 

WHEN

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2011 BURBANK (http://bit.ly/fw1NBY)  |Thursday March 10 in Santa Monica (http://bit.ly/gJvZrl)

SESSION 1 10-12PM

SESSION 2 1PM-3PM

SESSION 3 4PM-6PM
(join us for lite snacks & cocktails)

 

It’s the end of the line for Adrenaline & Nitris (Classic) Upgrade TODAY & Save up to 60%

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s the end of the line for Adrenaline and Nitris (Classic) Move up to the Mojo DX

Upgrade to Mojo DX and Save Up to 60% (thats as little as $4000)

Upgrade old Avid video hardware and software to Avid Media Composer or NewsCutter Mojo DX v5 with a year of Avid Standard Support for a savings of almost 60% off regular pricing. Eligible products include Avid Adrenaline, Avid Nitris (classic), Liquid Chrome, and Liquid Blue. ***

With Mojo DX, you can powerful performance and dependability that won’t slow you down, as the system distributes your project’s workload to the component best suited for the job, whether that’s the CPU, GPU, or Mojo DX hardware. Get more streams, more effects, and more power through native support for thin raster video formats. You get out of processing and into editing right away, so you can spend more time shaping your story.

Mojo DX Advantages

  • Thin raster format support
  • Digital HD and SD I/O
  • Desktop or Rackmount configuration
  • Highly portable

Media Composer/NewsCutter v5 Advantages

  • AMA support for RED
  • AMA support for QuickTime (including ProRes, JVC material, Canon DSLR material)
  • AMA support for MFX
  • AMA support for Canon XF
  • AMA XDCAM proxy workflow
  • and more

Only Avid offers a completely integrated hardware and software solution. Take on more jobs, work faster and get the latest high performance Avid DX hardware with the peace of mind that Avid standard support provides.

***Eligible products include Avid Adrenaline, Avid Nitris (classic), Liquid Chrome, and Liquid Blue. avid Meridien and Mojo hardware are NOT eligible. Avid Nitris and Adrenaline hardware must be returned to Avid.

this promotion will expire on March 18, 2011

Upgrade to Nitris DX and Save More than 60% (that’s as little as $6700)

Upgrade old Avid video hardware and software to Avid Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter Nitris DX v5 with a year of Avid Priority Support for a savings of over 60% off regular pricing. Eligible hardware includes Avid Adrenaline, Avid Nitris (classic), Liquid Chrome, and Liquid Blue. ***

With Nitris DX, get more streams, more effects, and more power through native support for thin raster video formats. And with onboard DNxHD endoing, you get out of processing and into editing right away, so you can  spend more time shaping your story. Use this top shelf video hardware together with the latest version of Media Composer, Symphony or NewsCutter software and you have the highest performance editing system ever, capble of taking on your most demanding projects. 

Nitris DX Advantages

  • HD-RGB I/O
  • DNxHD encoding
  • Full analog and digital HD and SD I/O
  • HDMI monitoring
  • and more

This promotion provides a new Media Composer NItris DX 5.0, a symphony Nitris DX 5.0 system, or a NewsCutter Nitris DX 5.0 system and one year Priority Support to Avid Adrenaline, Avid Nitris (classic), Liquid Chrome and Liquid Blue Customers. CPU not included. 

***Avid Meridien and Mojo hardware are NOT eligible. Avid Nitris and Adrenaline hardware must be returned to Avid.

This promotion will expire on March 18, 2011  

Stay creative and learn how you can save today,

818-303-3900 or click here for more info

Effective October 1, 2010: Avid Media Composer Upgrade Price Increase

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

September 2, 2010

The upgrade price of Avid Media Composer 5 Software from pre-4.0 Media Composer will increase effective October 2, 1010. Here is the following price increase schedule:

Upgrade 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) includes Production Suite-Shipped Box

Currently $695.00

Upgrade Pre 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) includes Production Suite-Shipped Box

NEW Price Effective October 1, 2010 $895.00

Upgrade 4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) Download No Production Suite Included

Currently $495.00

Upgrade Pre-4.0 to Avid Media Composer 5.0 Major Release (X.0) Download No Production Suite Included

NEW Price Effective October 1, 2010 $795.00

For more information please contact Key Code Media sales at: 818-303-3900 or email: sales@keycodemedia.com

Avid & Key Code Media (Seattle) Present “On Tour with Avid Media Composer®5” August 11, 2010

Join us for the official Media Composer® 5  Northwest launch date at
Key Code Media in Seattle 

  Join Avid and Key Code Media
on
Wednesday August 11, 2010

On Tour with Media Composer® 5


Catch the New Media Composer 5 Live
And see why all the excitement triggered 11,000 tweets (#avid) and counting


Stop wasting time transcoding and start editing now! Meet the brand new Media Composer® 5—-live on tour and see how effortless storytelling can be.

You can now do more than ever, and it’s even easier to use. 

 

-Edit QuickTime, RED, Canon 5D/7D, and other tapeless formats instantly—-without the wait.

Work faster and easier than ever with the newly enhanced interface and Smart Tool

-Set up a cost-effective Matrox monitoring solution
-Mix a mishmash of media in the timeline without converting
And much more

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and
test-drive Media Composer 5 yourself after the presentation, so be sure to stick around!
 
 
WHEN12:00pm-12:30pm
Check In & Lunch

FREE LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINAR

12:30PM-1:30PM
Seminar

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WHERE
Key Code Media
200 W.Thomas St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98119
(3rd Ave W & 2nd Ave W)

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 CAPACITY IS LIMITED, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER