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Video Editing

What’s new in Avid Media Composer 8.4. Video by Shane Ross

In this video from from the last LACPUG meeting Shane Ross outlines the key new features in Avid Media COmposer 8.4 and how to get to them.  Shane  is an Avid editor who is always giving back to the Avid community.  Great job Shane! We welcomed Hollywood editor Shane Ross who showed off the latest version of Read More

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By Gary, August 31, 2015
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Why is Boris Red a Great Plug-in for Avid Editors?

Our friend Kevin P. McAuliffe reviews Boris Red and talks about why Avid editors need to add it to thier toolkit. Kevin reminds us that many Avid editors are already familiar with Boris Red because for many years it shipped with Media Composer as Avid FX.  Kevin points out  that Avid editors who already own Avid FX Read More

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By Gary,
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Check out this new batch of Avid Media Composer Tutorials from Ben Hershleder

Ben Hershleder is one of the top Avid tutorial, trainers and writers in the world. His “Avid Media Composer Cookbook” is a must have resourse for Avid editors. It’s loaded with tons of tips, tricks and straightforward explanations. In this video Ben covers some great features.   Avid Media Composer Tutorial — August 2015 — Read More

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By Gary, August 25, 2015
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Video Editing

Another Avid Everywhere Success Story: Sinclair Broadcast Group

Avid continues to build on the success of theri Avid Everywhere initiative, landing a major broadcast group, Sinclair. In this press release they talk about the various Avid workflow tools being used to make their news production as efficient and cost effective as possible. Avid Largest television station operator in the US to implement consistent news Read More

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By Gary, August 5, 2015
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Avid Everywhere Success Story: Pie Town Productions

Avid has posted another customer success story on thier website. This one is about a reality TV production company Pie Town Productions.  Reality programming usually involves hundreds of hours of footage, shot with  four, five, six or even a dozen different cameras.  Inthis article they expain how Avid Everywhere workflows allow them to hit their dedlines Read More

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By Gary, July 23, 2015
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News and Sales, Video Editing

Avid Media Composer 8.4 Announced Today

Avid Media Composer subscribers and owners with active Avid Support Plans were treated to some big news today with the a big upgrade to version 8.4. The speed of these updates coming out of Avid are supporting the idea that the Avid Support Plan is one of the best values in the industry. If your Read More

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By Jim, July 9, 2015
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Avid Releases Media Composer 8.4

One of the biggest advatages of the new subscrption and support based software models is that the software vendors don’t have to wait until they have a major dot release to give us new features. Avid has just releaased the latest and greatest version of Media Composer and they’ve added some really useful features that Read More

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By Gary, June 26, 2015
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Video Editing

It’s not about the NLE, it’s about telling stories

In this excellent article Scott Simmons talks about being and editor, which means being a story teller. The tools you use are an important part of your workflow, but they do not define you or your craft. Limiting yourself to just one NLE could limit some opportunities for you down the road, because you need Read More

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By Gary, June 23, 2015
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Subscribe Now and Save 40% on Avid Media Composer!

SAVE BIG ON A SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER. The biggest names in film and television rely on Media Composer to make movie magic.  Now you can too – at a price too good to pass up. From now until June 30, 2015, get an annual subscription to Media Composer and save 40%—the lowest subscription pricing ever.  Acquire, Read More

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By Gary, June 17, 2015
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Video Editing

Subscription vs. Owning your NLE Software

The folks over at ExtremeTech have published an interesting article that goes into some of the issues facing Avid & Adobe (as well as Cakewalk) users.  The world is moving towards a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. While this may not work for everyone, it looks like it works very well for the software Read More

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By Gary, June 8, 2015

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