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  • Avid can't read my file

    Hi, here is my set up. I have a PDW-U1 hooked up to a pc laptop running windows vista. Also hooked up to the laptop is a one TB hard drive. I have a bunch of xdcam discs and I need to get the media from the discs to the hard drive. I am using MC 4.0. I am only using the laptop to transfer the High res... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by ryguy on Fri, Oct 23 2009

    so i havent used AVID in a while and i recently started it up again because i was going to begin editing a video i filmed, but i encountered a problem once I opened the capture tool and plugged in my camera. the picture and sound show up fine and everything, but it wont allow me to capture because an... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by ramez on Thu, Oct 1 2009
  • Startup Initializing Audio Hangup

    When starting avid meda composer the splash page comes up and it runs through all the things like configuring and initializing effects and what not....You can see the words at the bottom as they are being processed. I hope everyone knows what I am speaking of...anyway, when initializing audio comes up... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by killbilly32 on Thu, Jul 9 2009
  • compatibility

    I'm contemplating the upgrade from Xpress Pro HD to MC. My workstation has a ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP w/DVI/HDMI and a socket 478 Pentium ruuning at 3.4 Ghz. 2 questions: A.) Must I buy an NVida Graphics card? (if so, why?) or are other cards working? Any successes with my card? B.)... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by mrspeed357 on Thu, Feb 26 2009
  • Newb Capture Help

    My system is a HP xw8600 using vista 64bit. I have a Sony Handycam (Digital8) that has a digital out to serial port, and also it has a DV in/out. Am I correct in assuming that I will be able to capture via firewire with a 4-6 pin wire from my camera to my pc? I don't have this wire yet, so I tried... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by mglasco on Sun, Nov 16 2008
  • Re: Advice to a Newcomer

    I'm also about to install avid media composer 3 and i know this is an old post but still hoping for help and would like to know if that would help me too I really need to know what will be involved with installing and setting up the software for instace any system settings thank you (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Samwade on Sat, Nov 8 2008
  • XDcam transcode problem

    I'm a ilttle confused (normal I admit). I imported XDCam proxy files (MPEG), edited and then transcoded the sequence to DV25 411. WHen I went to make a QuickTime Ref movie for Squeeze it still siad Long GOP files can't be exported. Any ideas why it thinks my DV25 411 files are Long GOP? Thanks... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Piggylou on Fri, Oct 31 2008
  • HELP Making Binocular Effect (Overlay)

    I need help making an overlay (mask) that looks like binoculars. I've tried making this in the Title Tool, and can only get as far as drawing two circles. I haven't got a clue how to replace the white color in the circles with video (on another track). I'd rather not use an Alpha Channel... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by alexmg2420 on Sat, Sep 6 2008
  • HELP: Setting up a Raid 0

    I just purchased two Hitachi Deskstar® E7K500 sata II drives. 7200rpm, 2(500gb), I just need some help. Now, in order to strip these suckers to get faster performance, what do you suggest for an enclosure? Does the enclosure matter for speed and performance? What cables do I need? Is there an option... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by ToddS on Tue, Jul 1 2008
  • Re: Newbie Area?

    Sorry, I'm jumping in late on this. The manuals document the features of the products. For instructional (tutorial) information, I would recommend you go here: You can choose to use the free tutorials or use ALEX. Also, you have a complete online library of PDF... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Anonymous on Mon, Jun 16 2008
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