Important Additions in Avid Media Composer 8.5

Avid expert Scott Simmons dives into Media Composer 8.5 updates and tests them out. He has compiled many of Avid's video tweets so you can see the tools in action. Fantastic resource for Avid editors ready to update their software.

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Composer 8.5

Refinement is the name of the game in the latest Avid Media Composer update. Provideo Coalition by Scott Simmons Media Composer 8.5Media Composer editors can rejoice with the update of Avid Media Composer to version 8.5. It’s a big release by Avid standards as there’s a number of important additions both in the video format world (HDR support) and the editorial features world (better trimming, waveform sync). Avid’s done a great job of making short videos to show us these features so I’m going to hijack them below to help with a little commentary and kicking the tires on this release. As is often the case with big NLE updates I seem to care less about some of the tentpole features that get a lot of press as I like to focus on those little features that will make life easier for offline craft editors like myself. For every online editor dealing with HDR, 7.1 audio and custom raster sizes there’s 10 of us (probably more) just cutting story. Avid marketing does a great job with their tiny screen captures upon a new release. Since they are embeddable I’ve grabbed some of the notable features in the post below with a bit of discussion on these new features...[continue reading]

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