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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 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.

Downloads:
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.

Avid Channel Update v10.1

November 17, 2008 Leave a comment

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Avid is pleased to announce Avid® DS v10.1 is now available from the download center on the Avid web site (www.avid.com/downloadcenter).

 

 

What’s New?

 

Avid DS v10.1 includes new features and fixes, and performance improvements.

 

New in Avid DS v10.1:

·         Support for new formats:

o        2K DCI (2048 x 1080) @ 23.98

o        DV100 / P2 1280 x 720 @ 50

 

·         New feature:

o        Import of QuickTime based .mp3 audio files

 

Performance Improvements

·         Performance enhancements have been made on the local Media Indexer and Avid Interplay® Media Indexer, providing faster conforms.

·         Performance enhancements have been made with file import, increasing import speed.

 

Fixes

·         A variety of fixes have been made increasing stability and usability of Avid DS.

 

  

Customers may download the new version of Avid DS by visiting the download center on the Avid website (http://www.avid.com/support/downloadcenter/index.asp).  Here you will also find important details on Avid DS v10.1, including licensing, compatibility information, and known limitations.

 

Avid DS Assurance customers can access the new DS v10.1 software at http://esd.avid.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx.

 

Avid DS v10.0 customers who do not have a valid Avid DS Assurance contract, but do have a Download Center account, can access Avid DS v10.1 at http://esd.avid.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx.

 

Avid DS v10 customers who do not have a valid Avid DS Assurance contract nor a Download Center account will need to request a Download Center account at http://www.avid.com/support/downloadcenter/accountRequest.asp.


Important Note: Avid Symphony/ Avid DS dual boot customers must not upgrade to DS v10.1.  Avid DS v10.1 is NOT compatible with Avid Symphony 3.X.

 

The following table provides important compatibility information:

 

Dual boot systems

Avid DS version

Avid Symphony version

 

10.0

3.0 or 3.0.5

Single boot systems

Avid DS version

Bundled Media Composer® software-only version

 

10.0 or 10.1

3.0 or 3.0.5

 

Customers updating to Avid DS v10.1 from versions earlier than v10.0 require a license update.  Customers updating to Avid DS v10.1 from DS v10.0 do not require a new license.  Please visit the Avid DS pages on Avid.com for information on how to upgrade from versions older than v10.0.

Avid DS Assurance customers with an Avid DS version previous to v10.x upgrading to Avid DS v10.1 through the Download Center are entitled to receive one Avid Media Composer software license. Those customers upgrading from Avid DS v10.x to DS v10.1 do not receive a second copy of Media Composer software.

 

 

Further Information

 

A more comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions and answers can be found on the website (www.avid.com/ds).

For further information please contact your local Avid representative.  

Genarts Sapphire Plug-ins 2.07 for Avid AVX Products is now available!

Genarts Sapphire Plug-ins 2.07 for Avid AVX Products is now available!
 

 

 

This version includes support for the new Avid 3.0 versions  and Windows Vista. 
Also added support for Mac OSX Leopard, and automatic conforming of sequences that used Sapphire v1 to Sapphire v2/AVX2 with recent Avid versions.
This is a free maintenance release for existing v2 customers  and your current serial number should just continue to work. The new version can be downloaded and installed from here:

for Windows:
http://www.genarts.com/download-sapphire-avx-windows.html

 

 

 

If you are still running Sapphire v1, please contact your sales representative at Key Code Media to find out how to upgrade: 818-303-3900 or email: sales@keycodemedia.com

For a complete list of the 45+ new effects and many new
features in v2 please visit: http://www.genarts.com/sapphire2-avx-whats-new.html

 

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