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Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

The ongoing box-office roll of director F. Gary Gray’s hardscrabble look at the pioneering and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A. in the movie Straight Outta Compton since its mid-August debut has been one of this year’s big motion-picture stories. And it … more »


Podcast: Director Ken Kwapis on A Walk in the Woods

After considering several directors over the decade that he spent acquiring, developing, shelving, and then re-considering producing and starring in the film adaptation of author Bill Bryson’s 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford finally settled on film and … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys

Over the years, film editor Roger Barton has carved out a fruitful niche cutting high-octane, big-action, visual effects-loaded Hollywood extravaganzas. Indeed, his resume is chock full of Transformer pictures (three to be exact), along with Star Wars: Revenge of the … more »

Avid Media Composer 8.4

What’s New in Avid Media Composer 8.4? Up to 8K Editing.

Avid Media Composer 8.4 sweetens the deal for high-resolution workflow, allowing users to work in custom resolutions all the way up to 8K. Avid said the new version of Media Composer also improved real-time playback for other codecs. Sony XAVC-I … more »

Russia's Wild Arctic 1

Charting a Course for an Avid 4K Finish

In an effort to protect some of the last wild places in the world's oceans, National Geographic launched Pristine Seas, a series of expeditions and affiliated research to locate, assess and ultimately shelter those waters most at risk. The first … more »


StudioDaily Dossier: Ex Machina Production, Post and VFX

Mini distributor A24 broke new ground this weekend, earning a company-record $5.44 million from the semi-wide release (under 1,300 theaters) of the new science-fiction drama Ex Machina. The directorial debut of Alex Garland, well-known for screenplays including 28 Days Later, Sunshine, … more »


Avid Launches Free Version of Media Composer, DNxIO Hardware

Avid showed that it was serious about growing Media Composer's user base by announcing Media Composer | First, a feature-limited version of its venerable Media Composer NLE software, at NAB this weekend. Media Composer | First (MCF) will give editors a … more »

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Avid Reports on Subscription Model, Teases NAB Announcements

About 7,000 customers have opted for the subscription approach to Avid Media Composer, the company said this week, indicating that many of those are new Avid users who are either migrating from Adobe Creative Cloud or looking to expand their … more »


Avid Says ISIS Shared Storage Fully Supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid and Adobe are rivals when it comes to NLE software, but Avid says the two companies are working together to ensure that Adobe Premiere Pro CC is fully supported by Avid's shared-storage systems. The announcement means that editing workstations … more »


Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron Now Supports Scratch, Avid, and Adobe

Users of Assimilate Scratch 8, Avid Media Composer 8 and Adobe Creative Cloud—including After Effects CC, Speed Grade CC, Audition CC and Prelude CC—can now support SDI/HDMI playback when using Bluefish 444's smaller form-factor Epoch 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron uncompressed video cards. Version … more »