And no, I’m not breaking any embargoes, NDA’s or anything like that. Avid is very excited about the impending release of the next version of Media Composer, and officially wants everyone to see it, and get excited about it as well.
As everyone knows, Avid announced that 2K, 4K and UHD editing is on the horizon for Media Composer editors at IBC. In this brief tease to my upcoming official tutorial series for Avid, “Master the Art of 4K Editing”, we start out by take a look at the new (yes, even newer than v8.2) project selection window where you now have access to 2K, 4K and UHD timelines. Then, working with some great 4K footage courtesy of Artbeats, we take some footage, AMA link to it to get it into Media Composer, and then tackle the pesky problem of 4K playback by utilizing Proxy Timelines to playback a 4K timeline at 2K. This makes 4K workflows more accessible to the masses by not forcing you to down convert your sequences to essentially offline before you online in 4K. We then talk briefly about Transcoding your footage to the new DNxHR codec(s), and how you can still work with Frame Flex with transcoded media to adjust larger than 4K frame sizes to work in your current 2K, 4K or UHD timelines.
This is just a taste of more to come in the full series “Master the Art of 4K Editing”, arriving soon. To get ready for 4K editing with Avid, you’ll want to be on the latest version of Media Composer, which you can purchase a subscription to, buy outright, or upgrade to today. 4K editing will be released before the end of this year in a version 8 update via the App Manager. To learn more about your options visit Avid.com/ComposeYourEpic. To check out the new tutorial series as it becomes available, look for it here on PVC, or at http://www.avidblogs.com/master-the-art-of-4k-editing/ ,
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