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#094 - Avid's New Features You Could Be Using

I once assisted on an indie feature film, ingesting tapes (yes tapes!) into an ageing Avid Media Composer that was probably somewhere between version 2.0 and 2.5 on a Mac that was even older.

Given that this was 2009, it was at least 3-4 years behind the times but the editor insisted it was stable as a rock, so why mess with it?

And it got the job done.

Today, when it comes to editors using Avid Media Composer - or any NLE, for that matter - most tend to prefer relying on much older versions of MC on older OS versions to ensure an unflinchingly reliable, if not cutting edge, system.

Yet there are new features that can make life easier and more productive, which might tempt you to upgrade, living a little more precariously on the sharper edge of software dev cycle.

In this issue of Cut/daily I'm going to share what I think are some of the most interesting and useful new features in Avid Media Composer.

Most of which are tiny tweaks that will actually add up over time.

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