Alongside Media Composer 7, Avid has unveiled the new Pro Tools 11 with a serious set of upgrades under the hood, including 64-bit architecture and a new audio engine that offers much more processing power over Pro Tools 10.
Highlights of new features in Pro Tools 11 include the following: [click to continue…]
AVID has just announced Media Composer 6, its latest iteration of the go-to NLE for the film and TV industry. As previous leaks indicated, Media Composer 6 supports a new 64-bit architecture, as well as AVCHD and RED Epic support with AMA.
Media Composer 6 also offers enhanced Pro Tools integration, allowing for the transfer of more session data from Media Composer to Pro Tools. MC 6 can also encode to Apple ProRes on Mac systems, and offers new support 3D stereoscopic workflows.
Media Composer 6 retails for $2499, with upgrades starting at $299.
Lots more details, including NewsCutter 10 and Symphony 6 details, in the press release below. [click to continue…]
Wacom has added multi-touch capabilities to its popular line of Bamboo tablets. There are now 2 tablets in the Bamboo family that now offer multi-touch capabilities – the Bamboo Touch; and the Bamboo Pen and Touch.
With the new Bamboo Touch, you can navigate your PC or Mac in a totally different manner than using a mouse. It works much like the multi-touch screen on an iPhone. The Bamboo Touch uses 9 key gestures to do things like click, zoom, scroll and rotate. It also has 4 programmable buttons to take care of common actions.
Bamboo Pen and Touch has two sensors, one for pen and one for multi-touch. What’s more, the tablet automatically recognizes when you are using your fingers or pen on the tablet’s surface.
The Wacom Bamboo Touch carries an initial retail price of $69, while the Bamboo Pen and Touch runs $99. Check availability on Amazon.com:
Bamboo Pen and Touch
My first take on these multi-touch products is that they are quite cool and could be used productively. I have an older Bamboo tablet that I break out for image editing sometimes, but the multi-touch capabilities of this new series give me the hope that I might one day soon be able to ditch my mouse for good. We’ll have to wait and see how the product performs in real world use to make that call, but I happily welcome effort from Wacom on this new feature.
More details below. [click to continue…]