Avid Media Composer 6.0-6.5

TV Technology by Geoff Poister

With Media Composer 6.0, Avid transformed the inner workings of its flagship NLE software to harness the power of 64-bit architecture, making it significantly faster, more efficient and more stable than ever before.
Important new features included expanded compatibility with third-party hardware, native Apple ProRes encoding (Mac only) and decoding, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound mixing, and enhanced stereoscopic editing. Now Media Composer 6.5 builds on the new infrastructure with added improvements in editing functions, media management and network file sharing.

Shifting to a 64-bit architecture made Media Composer 6.0 impressively fast and expandable, and opened the door to a future of unprecedented improvements. Media Composer 6.5 is the first major upgrade to build on this new architecture.

The application loads quickly, and snaps between tasks and projects with enhanced agility. The 64-bit architecture also increases its ability to handle effects and plug-ins with greater ease and stability due to more efficient memory handling.

With its new open I/O, a wide range of third-party hardware can now be connected to Media Composer 6.5, including devices made by Matrox, AJA, Blackmagic Design, MOTU, and Bluefish 444. This opens the door for versatile monitoring options as well as live streaming, cross-conversion, and tools that are yet to be invented.

Media Composer 6.0 added new color correction capability with the option for connecting to an external trackball-based controller called Artist Color. With its tactile controls, this device allows one to make color adjustments without looking away from the screen—a feature vital to critical color grading. read more...
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