Avid Technology has released the latest versions of its Media Composer (v3.5), Symphony (v 3.5) and NewsCutter (v 7.5) editing software.
These new releases address customer requests for native support of the Sony XDCAM format and include 3D Stereoscopic workflow.
Says Sean du Toit, MD of Spescom Media IT “With these releases, Avid has once again proven itself to be up to date with changing industry demands. The new features provide cost effective, relevant and increasingly functional solutions to a fast paced, highly competitive and ever evolving media creation arena.”
The new release of Media Composer is set to improve the speed and efficiency of workflow for XDCAM users. This will allow producers, directors and editors to start working with the media right away.
Media Composer 3.5 introduces 3D Stereoscopic workflow. Says Du Toit: “More movies are being made in 3D with the trend expected to reach critical mass this year as more cinemas equip themselves to show these movies. While stereoscopic 3-D and 3-D-ready television sets (achieved by adding plasma or digital light processing technology to HDTV sets) are not expected to make it to the consumer market for another two to three years, it’s a trend that is growing and will receive considerable attention. “
Media Composer’s Stereoscopic 3D editing feature offers full support for stereoscopic workflows, enabling customers to acquire, edit and display stereoscopic (3D) material.
Other new features include fluid stabilizer, general FX enhancements, improved Pro Tools integration, enhanced audio capabilities and AMA, or Avid Media Access Architecture, which lets users automatically link clips from a third-party volume (Panasonic P2 or Sony XDCAM HD/EX) devices into an Avid editing bin without having to transcode or store the media on their system.
Avid Media Composer and Symphony (v 3.5) and NewsCutter (v 7.5) are available from Spescom Media IT right now. There is also a 14-day trial of the new Media Composer software available.