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Old April 23rd, 2017, 01:18 AM   #1
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AVID to ship free Media Composer | First

After a delay of 2 years, AVID plans to start shipping a free version of Media Composer aimed at “aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers.”

https://www.provideocoalition.com/fr...lly-ship-june/

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Old April 23rd, 2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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Sadly, AVID should have done this five or ten years ago. Very few editors seem to work with MC anymore, seems like the world has ended up on Adobe CC or FCPX. I like AVID, it just seems as if they have ceased to be relevant anymore except to a small group of TV editors, even BMD is surpassing AVID with DaVinci, trying to turn it into an editing tool.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 01:22 AM   #3
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I suspect it depends on where you're working if you come across AVID. Working on LA features and TV it's well entrenched, as is the case in UK TV dramas. If you want to be a freelance editor in UK TV (especially high end) you need to know AVID. The BBC has quite a few AVID seats, FCPX is used by them on news.

For big productions, it can handle the volume of material and the collaborative workflows. I understand that these are areas that Resolve is weak in.

Looking at the First's specification, it seems more for training than using on anything other than basic productions for YouTube etc.
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Old April 25th, 2017, 09:09 AM   #4
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Such a shame Avid killed off Liquid Edition, rather than develop it as an affordable route to their high-end products.
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Old April 26th, 2017, 05:48 AM   #5
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I agree I really liked LE I ended up jumping over to Vegas for home use and Premiere at work.
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