In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at a great FREE utility for both Mac and Windows Media Composer editors that let’s you mange your media quickly and easily. MDV always used to be a difficult program to track down on the internet, but now it’s creator (DJFio) has made the application not only simple to find, but also an absolute breeze to use. If you’re starting out, or even if you’re a seasoned professional, and are looking for a great free utility to archive and manage all your projects media, MDV is a great place to start.
I always like MDV, as it was like an editors little secret. Back in the day (4 years ago), to find this utility you had to go to a Russian website, and download the utility that, to be honest, was the best one out on the market at the time. Flash forward to 2016, and we have a few other options, both of which are paid options, and we now have a new Mac version of MDV that has been thrown into the mix for Mac Media Composer editors to get their hands on. Now, with this lesson, I wanted to make sure that I post both the Mac, and the vintage Creative Cow tutorial in the same lesson, so all editors are covered, and can download and use this awesome free utility.
Here’s the walkthrough of the Windows version from my old Creative Cow tutorial. Keep in mind that you can now download the Windows version very easily from http://djfio.ru/mdv/