Has Avid Cinema completely disappeared?
Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:33 AM
So I thought why not grab a copy of Avid Cinema. It should be pretty cheap (used) and hopefully straight forward to get to grips with again. I haven't used this software for ages so my memory of it's capabilities / features is a bit vague. I do remember that it can do dissolves. I can't remember how accurate the cutting is (whether you can trim frame by frame or every 5 frames etc.) Does it allow you to save a DV avi to the hard drive? And does it support firewire capture and export? Ive just had a look on Australia eBay and to my surprise, there were 0 results for Avid Cinema!
Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:56 PM
Avid Media Composer, the 5th version just came out and you can get a software only version for like $2,500. Check Avid.com
Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio is like $1,000 but you can get just Final Cut Xpress for like $300 I think. Check Apple.com
Adobe Premiere Pro. Now its like billionth version (It's in Creative Suite 5, which started after like version 9), Premiere Pro used to be looked down on but with CS5 it's picking up traction and might be of interest to you.
Sony Vegas Video. Vegas isn't awful, but it's not great either. I haven't looked into the price of Vegas, but it might be worth looking into.
Mac Based: Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro
Windows Based: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Video
Edited by Tyler Leisher, 03 September 2010 - 03:57 PM.
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