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Questions tagged [avid]

Avid Technology is an audio visual software company that was an early pioneer in software-based non-linear editing.

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Avid Media Composer transparent image overlay rendering speed

How can I mixdown videos with TGA/PNG image overlays more efficiently in Avid Media Composer? Is there a plugin to help with this? When I drag in an image from the bin onto the timeline, Composer ...
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Which options exist for exporting music used on the timeline?

I'm trying to get an overview of which options I have to get a list of audible music used on a Premiere Pro, Avid Media Compoaer and Final Cut Pro timeline. I mention audible, because I would not be ...
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Loop image over audio, as AvidDV codec with ffMPEG

I have been trying to understand ffMPEG and outputting a file with the DNxHD codec. I keep getting an error [swscaler @ 0x7feec601a200] deprecated pixel format used, make sure you did set range ...
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Hebrew subtitles issue on Avid

There is a weird character showing up on the beginning of each subtitle line on Avid even though the srt is “fine” and said character doesn’t show up on movie players... I’m kinda lost, could it be ...
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Viewer for DNxHR HQX files

I'm using Avid DNxHR HQX as an intermediate codec to go from Resolve to Premiere, but I can't find a viewer that will play it. MPC-HC, MPC-BE, MPDN, Windows Media Player even the dreaded quicktime ...
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Avid “Composer” window blank, won't resize

I've got Avid Media composer running on my laptop, and everything has worked fine for the past year. I traveled from Australia to the US to visit family, and something must have changed on this ...
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AVID: Mxf with Metadata

After importing a mp3 file into avid a mxf file with the audio content gets created. Sadly all the ID3 metadata informations get lost (not transfered to the new mxf file). Is there a way or option ...
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best alternative to QuickTime .mov

My company is stripping away QuickTime enterprise-wide, due to Apple dropping support for the format. I use After Effects and Premiere, and others in my group are on Avid Workstations. Occasionally ...
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Avid/Pinnacle Liquid

I have a licensed copy of Liquid on my Windows XP machine. No matter what I've tried, I can't move or reinstall it to my Windows 8.1 machine. Any suggestions?
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Avid Media Composer Not Importing MP4s

I just installed Avid Media Composer 8.4.1, and am trying to edit some screen captured MP4s H.264 format I recorded with OBS. However, when I try to import,transcode or link to file the video layer ...
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Converting files to Avid-friendly DNxHD MXF

Please forgive the noob question, I'm new here. I've looked for an answer on this forum but not found one so far. I've also tried the BMXlib forum. I'm trying to convert small video files that have ...
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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Cannot find a source to see market share or change for top video editing software tools used today. The big three are: Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro (after effects) I know Avid is still used ...
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Avid Media Composer 8 - is it possible to edit two video sessions at same time?

I am editing multiple interviews of people and there is video, graphic and audio components that are shared between these different interviews. Is it possible to have two edit sessions running at ...
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Adobe Premier CS6 'Unable to open file' coming from Cineform

I just transformed a MP4 file coming from my GoPro into a MOV file using CineForm studio. It works great in MAC. However, when doing the same on Windows, and transforming from MP4 to AVI, when trying ...
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Avid import wmv file, just audio no video

I've got a few wmv files, when I import them into avid it seems that the video channel is not being imported. There's just audio. Am I missing something in the import stage? Or in the handling of ...
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Display clip length on timeline in Avid MC 6?

How can I display the length in seconds/frames on the timeline? I know this is possible but couldn't figure this out.
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How can I set clip color in Avid media composer 6

I select the clip, then edit->set color, but it doesn't seem to effect anything. How can this be done?
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From Avid Media Composer to DVD?

I have a 1920x1080i project (a 50 minute film) in Avid Media Composer (version 3). How can I make a high-quality DVD from my project? Specifically: Can I export straight from Avid to a DVD format ...
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Transfer Avid project from one machine to another

How can I transfer an Avid Media Composer project -- with all media -- from one computer to another? Are there any issues with duplicating media when transferring media files?
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De-Interlace footage in Avid Media Composer using standard effects

What's the best way to De-Interlace footage in Avid Media Composer using fairly standard effects? Assume the project media format and footage are interlaced.
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Very Good Free Lossless/Lossy Video Encoding For Editing on Windows 7 (regarding fraps recordings)

I am looking for a very good method to encode video recorded with fraps in 1080p into an intermediate format which I can edit in Avid Studio. Most video files load up into Avid, as far as I know, but ...
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I'm not happy with Final Cut Pro (X). What are my options?

I'm a editor who has been editing with Final Cut Pro for the last couple of years and I'm not impressed with the new Final Cut Pro X. I'm interested in looking for another NLE, such as Avid or ...