The following is the first in a series of five blog posts from Rob D’Amico, Senior Product Manager for professional film and video editing solutions, which will cover key changes in Media Composer 6.5.2. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @_RobDAmico_.
My name is Rob D'Amico (Media Composer family of products product manager), and I will be contributing to this blog throughout 2013. The goal is to bring more awareness to editors, 3rd party partners, resellers and other industry folks that have an interest in the Media Composer family. My topics of discussions will range from product news, new features, important bug fixes, tips and tutorials, 3rd party programs and anything else that could be of interest to folks relating to our pro film and video editing solutions. I hope this is useful information to you all, as I look forward to an exciting 2013 with a lot of topics to talk about.
Back in late December we released an update to our current shipping version; Media Composer 6.5.2, Symphony 6.5.2 and NewsCutter 10.5.2. This release includes many bug fixes improving performance and stability in a lot of areas of the applications such as scrubbing, color correction, trimming, mouse wheel stepping, stabilize effects, marker comment entry and bin saving.
One area of editing in the timeline that has been fixed in this version is how to exclude filler when making a selection.
Courtesy Wim Van den Broeck (@editorbelga)
Using the modifier key (Alt/Option) while clicking on the "Select Left", "Select Right" or "Select In/Out" buttons will exclude filler from the selection. This capability will now make it quicker and easier to select just clips in the timeline to then move them vertically or horizontally without filler colliding with other clips during the adjustments.
You can try out this change for yourself with the free 30-day Media Composer trial. If you have any questions, be sure to connect with the team in our Professional Video Editing Forums.
See you there!