“Media Composer 6.5 offers all of the features that top-flight editors are demanding—speed, flexibility and an efficient workflow optimized for large, complex productions.”
- George Avgerakis, HDVideoPro
HDVideoPro writer George Avgerakis recently put Avid Media Composer through its paces, with the stellar results documented in an article published this month. Avgerakis highlighted Media Composer’s professional storytelling tools, 24/7 live technical support, and worldwide collaboration capabilities via integration with new technologies like Interplay Sphere.
“One great new feature in MC 6.5 is that it allows linking over a wireless connection when connected to an Interplay Production Server through Avid's new Interplay Sphere technology,” Avgerakis said. “An editor in the field can remotely pre-edit a show using local camera sources and archived footage from the studio. The final edit is then transmitted back to the head end, where staff can transcode the entire edit for air.”
Guillaume Aubuchon is a senior post consultant at DigitalFilm Tree, a 60-seat facility currently working on NCIS: Los Angeles. In the article, he discusses why Avid remains the only choice for the highest level of broadcast and theatrical editorial. "Our clients demand efficiency," Aubuchon explained, "so for us it really comes down to the basics, which are media management and collaboration. Whether supporting large editorial environments or constructing new workflows, the fundamentals of collaboration and media management don't change. Avid provides us with the flexibility, while maintaining a level of organization that allows for greater efficiency."
Read the full article to learn more. As an added bonus, you’ll also find out how Avid supports aspiring filmmakers at the Sundance Institute's Directors Lab.