Avid Media Composer Adds Software Subscription Option

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Avid is one of the latest software vendors to move to a subscription software model with Media Composer available for a $49.99/mo subscription price. So far, however, Avid is taking a gentler approach to the subscription model by continuing to offer a purchase option to Media Composer in addition to the subscription option. [Read more...]

PluralEyes 3.1 Adds Avid Media Composer Support

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Red Giant has released PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac OS X, which adds support for Avid Media Composer, MXF support and a new feature called “Do It For Me.”

Details from Red Giant:

  • Support for Avid Media Composer: PluralEyes 3.1 now imports and exports its synced timeline directly to Avid Media Composer on Mac, along with Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro;
  • MXF Support: PluralEyes 3.1 supports more professional workflows, adding native MXF support for Media Composer and Premiere Pro;
  • “Do It For Me” Workflow: A new set of features quickly imports and organizes your clips. You drag-and-drop the clips as ‘Takes,’ hit Sync, and PluralEyes figures out their relationship.

PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac is available for $199. Existing PluralEyes 3 users can download the update for free. More details on Red Giant’s website.

Avid Leaks Details on Media Composer 6

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Details on Media Composer 6 were briefly posted on Avid’s website.  Upgrades over MC 5.5 include native 64-bit, expanded file-type support with native RED, AVCHD, HDSLR footage support with no transcoding required, complete 3D end-to-end workflow, 7.1-surround audio support, and a whole lot more.

Leaked details are below courtesy of the Avid-L2 newsgroup via FreshDV.

New features and workflows

Full 64-bit power
Fast gets even faster with native 64-bit operation, so even when you layer
together the most complex effects, things will still feel snappy. [Read more...]

PluralEyes Audio Syncing Plug-in Now Available for Media Composer

Singular Software’s magic sauce audio plug-in, PluralEyes, is now available for the industry-standard Avid Media Composer.  PluralEyes for Media Composer retails for $149, but is available for an introductory price of $119 through February 21.  PluralEyes is available for purchase from Singular Software’s website.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]