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  • Wed, Mar 10 2010 4:35 PM

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    Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    I am a little bit confused about how Avid makes business.

    At NAB at the Post|Production World where Avid is Platinum Sponsor the absolute majority of events are Apple products related:

    http://expo.nabshow.com/annual10/public/Content.aspx?ID=285&sortMenu=105011&MainMenuID=272

    http://www.nabshow.com/2010/education/ppw_certification.asp

    http://www.nabshow.com/2010/pdfs/PPWCgrid.pdf 

    While Avid has only two days / places and talks only about MC and Avid Marque...  No Symphony, no DS no Unity / Interplay, no certifications , no exams. Why spend the money ?

    How can I understand this as an Avid owner/ user?

    Thanks,

    Laurentiu

     

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    Laurentiu Rusescu.Bucharest.RO

  • Mon, Mar 15 2010 12:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    It's interesting to look at that PDF.  It sure would be nice to see Avid offering more hands on courses to potential users....

    Scott Witthaus

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  • Mon, Mar 15 2010 6:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    Hi Laurentiu,

    Avid Training will be offering Media Composer End-User Certification Exams for free during NAB, which will be promoted in the NAB Show Guide and on the NAB web site. This exam is relevant to Symphony users as well.

    I don't have details on any training for DS and Interplay, but will pass along any info as it becomes available.

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  • Tue, May 4 2010 6:09 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    Adam Kranitz:
    I don't have details on any training for DS and Interplay

    As an ex-speaker/tutor for FMC at NAB I can tell you that when they first started offering DS classes they were quite well attended, and those attending gave positive feedback. As marketing and development for DS slowed to a standstill so did the uptake of classes (I guess I can see a correlation there). Eventually after four years FMC decided it was uneconomical to continue to offer DS classes.

    Tony

  • Tue, May 4 2010 4:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    I just gave a class at AFI over the weekend. Very well attended by 14 students. All looking to learn Finishing for their Thesis projects. Maybe that short, two day class was enough to have them think about using DS on their future professional gigs? Something for Avid to think about.

     

    Michael Forrest

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  • Tue, May 4 2010 7:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    mrmikster:
    Maybe that short, two day class was enough to have them think about using DS on their future professional gigs?

    Are you suggesting that there is some correlation between accessible Training and people actually wanting to use a system?  Preposterous! Big Smile

  • Tue, May 4 2010 8:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    GusC:

    mrmikster:
    Maybe that short, two day class was enough to have them think about using DS on their future professional gigs?

    Are you suggesting that there is some correlation between accessible Training and people actually wanting to use a system?  Preposterous! Big Smile

    Sorry, my bad!!!

    -M

    "There are no rules for the brave". Albert Einstein

  • Wed, May 5 2010 9:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid at NAB at the Post|Production World

    mrmikster:
    Sorry, my bad!!!

    You made a silly assumption.  You're a very naughty boy!

    Tony Wink

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