toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.99 ( + 1.98 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Avid debuts new versions of Media Composer, other key titles

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Thu November 3, 2011

Company 'investigating' Mac App Store

Avid has announced several major software updates, most notably Media Composer 6. The video editor has switched to a new 64-bit architecture, and sports an overhauled interface designed to speed up tasks. Some other changes include native ProRes compatibility, support for Avid Open I/O-compatible third-party hardware, new stereoscopic and and Artist Color tools, and the ability to create 5.1 or 7.1 surround mixes without outside tools.

Symphony 6 and NewsCutter 10 share the same architectural and interface improvements as Media Composer. Symphony, a comprehensive video editing and finishing suite, in fact shares all of Media Composer's enhancements. NewsCutter is aimed more explicitly at broadcast news production.

All of the upgraded programs are due to ship on November 15th. Media Composer 6 prices will start at $2,499 new, or $299 as an upgrade; an Academic edition will cost $295. NewsCutter 10 will be $2,499 new or $499 as an upgrade, while Symphony 6 will generally be the most expensive of the bunch, set at $5,999 new or $499 in upgrade form.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relat ...

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

toggle

Most Commented