Avid Media Composer 7

Avid recently released version 7 of its Media Composer software, featuring significant changes to workflow, functionality, and integration. With version 7, Avid continues to update and support its flagship product, responding to user feedback, adapting to the rapidly changing production environment, and preparing for the future needs of its clients.

Holiday 2012: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Accessories

When Blackmagic Design announced their new Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, the camera was instantly recognized as a game changer. Previously, the Melbourne-based company was established as a leading manufacturer of hardware and software for video recording, editing and conversion.

Avid Media Composer: New and Improved for Better Editing

An overview of Avid's recently released Media Composer V 6.0 led by certified Avid Trainer Tibor Spiegel of Manhattan Edit Workshop.

The New Thunderbolt-Compatible Avid Pro Tools|HD Native Systems

Avid has released new hardware bundles that include the new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface, a small box that provides a high quality headphone amplifier and Thunderbolt connectivity for external HD Native hardware. The new systems enable you to create complex audio productions using Thunderbolt-equipped laptop and desktop computers, without requiring the use of PCIe card slots.

Hands-on Review: Avid Mbox Family

In this video we take a look at Avid's MBox Audio Interfaces for Mac and PC.

Back-to-School Gear for Audio Students

You can learn a lot about audio by recording your own music (or a friend’s music), and by volunteering to assist a local sound engineer. However, attending a formal audio school can also really help you learn the nuts and bolts of sound.

Avid Announces New Symphony 6 Upgrades and Crossgrades at NAB

Avid just announced that users of Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Xpress Pro and Xpress DV can purchase new upgrades and crossgrades that offer savings of up to 80% off of the full retail price of Avid’s Symphony 6 software.

New Avid Pro Tools Express Mbox Bundles

The Mbox series from Avid has always stood out as an excellent way for new users to dive into the professional realm of computer recording, and as a vehicle for experienced users to harness the power of Pro Tools in a portable and compact package. The newly announced Mbox Express Bundles continue the legacy of this popular hardware and software solution.

Pro Tools 10: More Post-Production Friendly

When Pro Tools 9 was announced, the big news was that the world’s most popular audio-production software was no longer dependent on proprietary hardware, and would now work with just about any computer audio interface. This week, its successor, Pro Tools 10 was announced, and while its new features aren’t as game changing as the last iteration, there are some sweet new tools that will improve the lives of those who mix sound to picture.

Should You Step Up to Pro Tools|HD Native?

Pro Tools is a brand that defines an industry. It's part of our vernacular. A product doesn't attain this privilege by accident. This is a powerful tool that professionals have relied upon since the 1990s. Many people who strive for the highest quality choose Pro Tools HD, and the new Pro Tools|HD Native systems make it more affordable than ever. But should you step up to HD?

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