DV Fanatics by James Burke
Last week was the one of the biggest trade shows for film and video production. The NAB trade show is the one to watch for announcements about all the new film and video technology.
This year was no different, with a number of exciting announcements coming out of the show. Here are the top three announcements that I find most exciting.
Avid Media Composer v7 - This is the next generation of the Media Composer software. For those of us who have been using the software for a while, we know that although it's version 7, in reality this is the 19th generation of the software. After Media Composer's original (hardware dependent) version 12, Avid decided to start at version 1 when the system became software-only.
One bit of news with this new release, is that Avid Symphony is no longer a stand-alone product, but is an option to the Media Composer system. The two biggest additions to the Media Composer, for me is FlexFrame, Media Composer's big move towards resolution independence and the ability to consolidate or transcode your video in the background, while you continue to edit. read more...