Biscardi Creative Blog by Walter Biscardi
After lots of testing and comparing, we’ve made the decision to move two original series to Avid Media Composer 6. PBS series “This American Land” is starting up Season Two next week and in about a month or so we’ll be kicking off a new original reality series.
Over the past for months or so, I’ve had one of my editors working primarily in Adobe CS 5.5 with another working in Avid Media Composer 6 to really see how they operated in all sorts of situations. Short stories, longer form, news features, etc… My editors and I struggled to come up with a definitive answer as to which we should use for “This American Land” as that’s the first broadcast series to fire up for us again since we dropped Final Cut Pro.
What it really came down to is just how well Avid Media Composer works with our existing Final Cut Pro infrastructure. Mac Pros with AJA Kona boards connected to a Small Tree Communications 48TB shared storage system. It’s interesting because as many of you know, Avid required their own hardware until just this past November. As I reported previously in my CreativeCow.net article, Avid’s software works incredibly well with all our third party hardware. Even the shared storage works brilliantly without any sort of Avid / Unity based control. read more...