May 12th, 2010 Meeting

Vincent Maza and Michael Krulick presented the new features of AVID Media Composer 5. This high-speed software can work with more formats and in more ways than ever before. AVID 5 is ideal for offline, file-based, and even mobile editing. They showed how this new version makes it easier to directly access and edit RED Files through AMA, without transcoding as images are scaled to HD frame size. This new version also makes work natively with QuickTime video formats, including Apple ProRes and H.264 and you can edit video and audio by dragging and dropping elements in the timeline.  Vincent and Michael demonstrated ways to break some of the common media barriers to make editing faster and answered many member’s questions. For more information about AVID Media Composer Version 5 visit http://www.avid.com/US/products/Media-Composer-Software/features.

Moviola’s Aaron McNally returned to our group and this time he reviewed and explained the impact of DSLR HD video production. We got a full tour of  DSLR Format and Cameras including: Camera Layout/Menus, Sample Footage, and DSLR Production Analysis as well as the current ways productions are handling the Post-Production Workflow. He also described some of the differences between image sensors. For rentals, sales, and training log onto http://www.moviola.com/.