Avid Leaks Details on Media Composer 6

Media Composer 6

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…]


Novacut Open Source Video Editor


The Novacut open source video editing platform is currently in development and looks like it could be quite the special video editing application.  Initially, Novacut is geared to exclusive compatibility with Canon HDSLRs; however, the Novacut team expects supported formats to grow quickly.

The most ambitious part of the Novacut product is the cloud editing possibilities.  Novacut is designed to allow multiple users work with the same project at the same time. [Read more…]

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X [New Book]

Final Cut Pro X Book

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X is a new book from Diana Weynand.  As you are probably well aware of by now, Final Cut Pro X is a significant change from what we’ve been used to with Final Cut Pro 7 and its predecessors.

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X retails for $54.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $34.64.

Will Final Cut Pro X Be Officially Released at WWDC 2011?

On Monday, June 6, WWDC 2011 kicks off in San Francisco with Steve Jobs on stage at 1PM ET.  Of course, the consumer topics of iCloud, iOS 5 and OS X Lion are at the top of the buzz list; however, those who have been waiting patiently (or, impatiently for some of us) since the Final Cut Pro X teaser in April may not have to wait much longer either. [Read more…]