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  • Thu, Sep 22 2011 3:55 PM

    Best upgrade from Xpress DV

    As per my other thread on these boards, it looks like I can't make my Xpress DV work with windows 7 64 bit, so I'm looking at getting a new product.

    The basic choices are Media Composer and Avid Studio.  To be honest I'm not really excpecting at this point to be cutting a feature film on it (as I did with DV!) but there's a lot of what I'd consider basic stuff I wouldn't want to skimp on.  These include basic frame accurate edits (slip and split with audio), multiple audio tracks and basic effects like EQ.

    Does anyone know if Avid Studio is suitable for someone with a Pro background to make modest productions?  Thanks.

  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 6:43 PM In reply to

    • R&B
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    Re: Best upgrade from Xpress DV

    Honestly, if you're doing feature work (however small it might be), I think you'd be happier with Media Composer.  You'd have all the flexibility you'd ever need.  Yeah, it's pricier.  But you get what you pay for.

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