alex Alex Alexzander, a member of the Avid Community Forums, shares his experiences with the new Avid Studio Toolkit 5.6 Alex has worked with non-linear editing software since 1996, and specifically with Avid for the last 3 years. He is an active member of the Avid Community Forums and co-founder of two Avid user groups, based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has published many how-to articles, primarily on the Creative Cow. In this Videoguys' User Spotlight article he shares his experiences with the new Avid Studio Toolkit 5.6. The Avid Studio Toolkit v5.6 includes AvidFX 5.6, AvidDVD 5.6, and Avid 3D 5.6. Each of these is designed to work together with Avid Xpress Pro 5.6, Avid Newscutter 6.6, or Avid Media Composer 2.6. The Integrated Approach More and more the editor's job is expanding. Editing is certainly becoming a mix of editing and compositing, and back in the day when the two were vastly different applications it was clear that one did the editing and another did the compositing. But today, more editors need to do at least a little compositing with text effects, lower-thirds, titles, and even a few special effects. read more...

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