Friday, May 18, 2012

NAB 2012 Roundup: Avid and Blackmagic Design

Pro Tools, Symphony 6, DaVinci Resolve 9 and More...!
Didn't get enough of this year's NAB? The Editors’ Lounge filled that need by hosting the Post NAB 2012 Roundup with Avid and Blackmagic Design showcasing their latest tools for post production.

Avid Video Application Specialist Derek Benton demonstrated powerful and time-saving features in Symphony 6, including support of additional media formats via AMA, stereoscopic 3D editorial tools and effects, along with 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound mixing. Benton also presented Symphony's enhanced speed and performance as a 64-bit application, the updated graphical interface, and advanced color correction and finishing within the application.  Benton comments, “The Editor's Lounge gives us the opportunity to connect with the film editing community in a way where we can learn about what our customers love and what they'd like to see in the future.  This sort of interaction is very valuable to help us continually develop the best products for our customers.”

Scott Wood, Avid Senior Audio Application Specialist, discussed how the interoperability between Media Composer 6 and Pro Tools 10 has been improved through features such as multi-channel track support in Media Composer 6, RTAS plug-ins, and the consistent naming of attributes between Media Composer and Pro Tools. Wood also shared examples of ISIS shared storage workflows between video and audio projects, as well as best practices that picture editors should consider when working with an audio editor.

BlackMagic Design demonstrated updates to DaVinci Resolve Version 9 that features a faster user interface, streamlined workflows, and log-grading in corrector nodes. Also on hand was Blackmagic’s entirely revamped Teranex processor that allows video editors to move between hundreds of video formats in real time.

Over 100 production and post-production professionals were in attendance with lucky winners receiving copies of Avid’s Symphony 6 and Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve at the end of the evening.