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  • Wed, Feb 26 2014 6:38 AM

    • Kyler
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    I'm running back to Avid, but have questions...

    Hey's been a LONG time. I was cutting indie features on Avid back in 2007-2009. Since then I moved to the land of FCP due to a job I took.

    Now? I've experienced FCP7 and FCPX and I can't wait to get this crap off my machine and purchase Avid.

    However....a couple questions:

    1) Something I LOVED about Avid was the ability to make notes on clips. When I would watch dailes, I would make detailed notes about the take in the clip notes. FCP doesn't have that. I can't function on a feature film without it. Does the new Avid  MC still allow you to leave text based notes in one of the clip views?

    2) Is Avid MC on Mac stable? FCPX sucks like nothing else. When I was cutting in 2007, Avid wasn't very Mac friendly, and I ran MC on Windows. I'd rather not have to use Windows. Avid on Windows was very stable. FCP is so shaky, I wouldn't even think about cutting a feature in it.

    That's it! I know I love everyting about Avid, but just wondering on those two points. Can't wait to uninstall FCPX and start using Avid again. We're hoping to shoot our first feature soon, and I want to get back up to speed on Avid before then.


    Macbook Pro / G-Raid Shuttle [view my complete system specs]


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  • Wed, Feb 26 2014 11:52 AM In reply to

    • Susi
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    Re: I'm running back to Avid, but have questions...

    Don't worry, Bin views can include 'comments' or your own invented columns - that hasn't gone away!

    (I've saved a few of my own templates to chose from in the bottom bar of any open bin, like 'logging' or 'subtitling')

    Been Mac for a while now 'cos of a job requirement, having been PC-only since Avid Xpress Pro; had to run FCP 7 for a couple of jobs recently and though very happy indeed to be back on Avid, there are pros and cons! 

    Maybe others will chip in, though

    Media Composer 2018.9.0 on 13" early-2015 Macbook Pro (OSX10.13.6) 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB Gizmos... [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Feb 26 2014 6:30 PM In reply to

    • Tony Randel
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    Re: I'm running back to Avid, but have questions...

    MC 7.0.3 appears to be very stable on Mavericks 10.9.1 - at least for me.

    Mac Pro late 2013 32 GB RAM, Mavricks 10.9.5 AVID MC [view my complete system specs]
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