Monday, January 30, 2012

Open-Door Policy: Avid's Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6 Offer Editors 64-Bit Code and Open IO

Open-Door Policy: Avid's Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6 Offer Editors 64-Bit Code and Open IO
Avid made the jump to 64-bit in November with its mainstreamMedia Composer 6, Symphony 6 and NewsCutter 10 software. This highly anticipated release includes 10 cornerstone features: 64-bit code, Open IO, ProRes integration (Mac only), Avid Marketplace, AMA support for AVCHD, a new DNxHD 444 codec, expanded stereo 3D tools, 5.1/7.1 surround mixing, Avid Artist Color control surface support and a modernized user interface. Avid has made significant architectural changes to the product without altering the behavior and interaction that veteran users rely on. A few hoped-for features, like resolution independence and background rendering, had to be left on the back burner, but they're still slated for a future release.

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