Avid Media Composer 6 review online

The EDITBLOG on PVC by Scott Simmons

Plus a few other Media Composer 6 bits and pieces

Last week a review that I wrote of Avid Media Composer 6 went online over at Studio Daily. Here’s the link so if you’re interested in what I think is a rather thorough review that tries to go beyond just bullet points and a feature list then please give it a read. Now that I’ve had a couple of months beyond the first kicking the tires reaction here’s a few more MC6 observations.

Title Tool Application

If you go to launch the title tool in Media Composer 6 you’ll see that it’s now its own, separate application.

This was a bit of a surprise as I didn’t think the Title Tool would ever get any work, though it really needs some. Making the Title Tool its own application was probably done in the interest of stability. From looking at the Activity Monitor it appears to still be 32bit so there’s another reason right there. It is launched the same way the old title tool was launched (including a keyboard shortcut if you’ve so mapped it) and works pretty much the same way.

As far as changes to the Title Tool, the biggest one I noticed is the addition of an option to soften a drop shadow!

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