Avid .. Has it ??

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    Feb 21, 2009 7:27 PM GMT

    I was still editing films on.. ehm.. windows movie maker .. until now ..

    But next season we'll start learn about Avid .. I'v heard it's complicated ..

    So , does anyone use it ? how complicated is it: like photoshop vs MS paint. or more/less ?
    and what tips can you give me as a newbie ?

    thx
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    Feb 21, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    Best tip; switch to Final Cut Pro.
    It has eclipsed Avid as the editing system of choice for Television, Documentary and Feature films.
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    Feb 21, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidBest tip; switch to Final Cut Pro.
    It has eclipsed Avid as the editing system of choice for Television, Documentary and Feature films.


    I heard that Avid media composer is simplier and better somehow .. do you know it ?
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    ive used both i find avid easier but both have their pros and cons. both are pretty manual and labour intensive softwares there are no shortcuts around it when cutting for a professional product since every value is going to have an effect on the final product.

    in avid however i find importing movies to be a bitch although if its in quicktime format then you wont have problems

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    Feb 21, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidBest tip; switch to Final Cut Pro.
    It has eclipsed Avid as the editing system of choice for Television, Documentary and Feature films.


    i wont say it has ecplised they both have their own subtantial market niches, its good to know both but both of them ultimatly do the same thing just in different ways
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    thebestofbritish said

    in avid however i find importing movies to be a bitch although if its in quicktime format then you wont have problems



    What do you mean ? is there some formats that it can't import or takes too long to do it ?

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    Feb 22, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    In my end of the business most have switched to Final Cut but there are still Avid holdouts. I hear that Avid is more hardware intensive so a bit faster but as been pointed out they both make a great finished product.
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:33 AM GMT
    avidhas.gif

    I got it .. still didn't explore things but I'm sure I'm gonna face lot's of problems.. so, stay here ! icon_razz.gif

    (A moving LOLcat .. can you beat that, Caslon?)
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:56 AM GMT
    GHoSTic said(A moving LOLcat .. can you beat that, Caslon?)

    funny pictures .... besides...

    funny pictures

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    Feb 23, 2009 9:59 AM GMT

    1000 posts ??

    Ok .. your LOLcats look ... um ... interesting ..

    But they lack one thing .. MOVING !!
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    Feb 23, 2009 12:41 PM GMT
    My experience is that final cut pro is better if you've got a low-mid system and mac based. Avid is is more prevalent in high end systems. If your doing broadcast level work (as opposed to small production) avid is more likely to be used (or another high end turnkey system.)
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidBest tip; switch to Final Cut Pro.
    It has eclipsed Avid as the editing system of choice for Television, Documentary and Feature films.


    I wouldn't say eclipsed. Most post-houses and high-end editing facilities in Hollywood are Avid-based. The company I work for, a high volume TV/Film advertising company, only uses Avid (and has a strange superiority complex regarding Final Cut Pro. Both systems are equally full-featured these days, but because it's harder to learn Avid, the Avid users have a harder time taking seriously the user-intuitive Final Cut Pro. It's very similar to the old Apple vs. Windows battle -- Windows users invested a lot of time into learning how to use the more difficult Windows, and saw Apple users as less capable, somehow).

    While I prefer Final Cut, and loathe Avid consumers' elitism, Avid is still king of high-end film/TV editing.
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    Feb 28, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidIn my end of the business most have switched to Final Cut but there are still Avid holdouts. I hear that Avid is more hardware intensive so a bit faster but as been pointed out they both make a great finished product.


    yeah but those hold outs tend to be high end productions or major production houses so yeah
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    Feb 28, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    GHoSTic said
    thebestofbritish said

    in avid however i find importing movies to be a bitch although if its in quicktime format then you wont have problems



    What do you mean ? is there some formats that it can't import or takes too long to do it ?



    yeah there are you'll have to look it up in the manual not all formats can be passed on a professional quality. so avid is iffy i dont know all of them off hand but i usually use quicktime on both since i never have problems and there is only one kind of quicktime format.