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September 17, 2009, 18:53 PM


At the IBC Conference and Exhibition, which opened September 10 in Amsterdam, Avid announced the release of new versions of Media Composer 4.0, Symphony 4.0 and Avid NewsCutter 8.0. The company also announced the release of Interplay 2.0, Avid’s production and asset management system for post-production and broadcast production facilities, first introduced in 2006. Across the board, workgroup capabilities for all products have been extended to Avid’s Wide Area Network (WAN), allowing...

MC4 rolls out, properly mixed frame rates possible

September 17, 2009, 18:52 PM


Avid has continued on their path of regular, usable, functional updates for their popular editor Avid Media Composer. Last week at IBC Avid surprised many when they rolled out version 4.0. Is this version (to use a tired cliche when talking about software upgrades) a revolutionary upgrade or just an evolutionary update? I think it depends on who you ask or what your needs are.

Craigslist: A driver who can also edit FCP

September 15, 2009, 18:48 PM


This interesting Craigslist ad was posted over on Reduser. It’s looking for a driver with Final Cut Pro experience...

Cutting Room Eps. 017 - Tom Haneke Pt. 3

September 15, 2009, 12:40 PM


Here's the final part, part 3, of Gordon's interview with Tom Haneke, editor of such films as From Mao to Mozart, American Dream and American Teen. The focus of this weeks discussion is his work on the film American Teen and technology.

refuse to do a freebie edit and not be a dick

September 13, 2009, 18:45 PM


There’s a great article on the Village Voice blogs by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson titled I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script. It’s a must read for any editor who has spent a good portion of their career editing professionally and has an extended group of family and friends who know what he or she does for a living.

Navigating the Changing Waters

September 12, 2009, 18:44 PM


A handful of television editors at different stages in their careers recently sat down with Editors Guild Magazine to discuss the past, present and future of editing for TV. It was a chance to look at how things used to be done, how the editor’s job has changed with the transition to digital technology, and how things might proceed into the future.

An Essay on Editing Aesthetics

September 12, 2009, 18:43 PM


When do we make an edit? Where do we make an edit? Increasingly in this post-MTV age of cinema, the question arises: How often do we edit? When I’m lecturing at the Directors Guild, teaching editing workshops for the intensive program at Video Symphony, or teaching Avid-certified courses at Moviola Digital, I find the answer is increasingly: "Edit often." Students can show observable anxiety if footage lasts more than a second before another cut is made.


September 11, 2009, 18:42 PM


AMSTERDAM - Avid (www.avid.com) is using the IBC show to introduce the European market to the newly integrated company. Angus Mackay, marketing manager for Avid's professional segment, says the new V.4.0 release for the Media Composer family is big news for the show.

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