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NAB 2014 Video: Avid

Matt Feury on the Media Central platform, Pro Tools, new licensing options for Media Composer and more at the Avid booth.

Avid Adds Subscription Options to Media Composer

Avid announced a slew of subscription options for Media Composer at NAB that will allow users to pay for the software, including the Symphony option, on a month-to-month basis. Rates for Media Composer 8 start at $49.99/month with an annual … more »

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Editor Jay Cassidy on American Hustle

Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., just won an ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) with co-editors Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E., for his work on American Hustle. This Eddie is Cassidy’s second in two years, following … more »

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Avid Makes New VP Appointments, Hires New Audit Firm

Avid has made two new executive appointments aimed at bolstering its customer service and software development efforts, the company said last week. Rick Lowenstein, formerly VP of consulting at Adobe, has been named senior VP of customer success and professional … more »

PostWorks on Feature Finishing Techniques for Nonfiction TV

High-resolution digital cinema cameras, raw recording and sophisticated color-grading systems are familiar in feature-film and scripted-television production. They're less common in the world of nonfiction television production, with its notoriously tight budgets and rapid turnarounds. But that's starting to change. … more »

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Editor Alan Edward Bell on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Catching Fire, the latest installment in The Hunger Games franchise—itself a worthy successor to once-immovable blockbuster young adult book-to-movie adaptations like Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga—will take on similarly Shakespearean themes … more »

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Avid Says ISIS 5500 Shared-Storage System Will Ship This Month

Avid said the new ISIS 5500, the successor to its ISIS 5000 online shared-storage system, would double its predecessor's maximum capacity to 64 TB at the same price point, supporting up to 90 editors on Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere … more »

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Avid Pulls the Plug on the DS

It's the end of another era in the post business — Avid told customers this week that the Avid DS online finishing system is being discontinued at the end of September. Avid yesterday released one final free software update, DS … more »

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Avid Ships Media Composer 7

Avid started shipping Media Composer 7, the new 64-bit version of its powerful NLE, this week. Lots of enhancements have been made under the hood, but one of the most obvious improvements is the price — MC7 sells for a … more »

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Randy Coonfield on Grading the Red-Shot Revival of Arrested Development

For die-hard Arrested Development fans, the long-awaited new season of Netflix's "Semi-Original Series" wasn't so much a blast from the past but a delectable smorgasbord of known but newly mutating parts. The beloved cast has gotten older and wilder, show … more »