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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 3:09 AM In reply to

    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    bobby7z:
    If you are working on a project for SD, and shoot in HD, FCP keeps the full HD resolution so you can use it to your advantage. 

    can you explain what you mean by this? 

    Last time I checked (which was around 3pm today) I could edit HD footage in an SD project simply flipping the Format in Media Composer. 

    (And I hope you're not saying that ProRes422 is "full HD resolution")





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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 3:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

     I think he means FCP scales the HD footage to fit, so you could scale it back up to go from a medium shot to a close up using the same shot.  Edius does this very well, and it's nice.  Shoot HD for SD output, you can go from Wide to Medium to almost-close-up with one camera, one take.  I don't believe Avid is resolution independent like that, is it?

    Otherwise, it's the same old story--you can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time.  A 50% price cut isn't enough?  FCP won?  C'mon, that's just stupid.  They're software programs, not armies on a battlefield.  Use what works, and if you don't like the price (no matter how low it goes), don't buy it.  Nobody is going to "win" the NLE war anytime soon, trust me.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 5:01 AM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    You are correct Michael, regarding the scaling of the HD footage. A 1920x1080 HD clip maintains that image size. In SD with cropped sides your resolution is 50%.

    The price is not the main factor for me. I curently own 1 MC and 2 AXP.  I prefer MC over FCP, but when a company fails to progress with the times, then it has a problem and Avid has now realized it which is great.  I am looking forward to seeing what the New Avid has to offer. At this point in time, FCP is a better product for me for the reasons I stated.

    bobby

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 6:53 AM In reply to

    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    This is the start of great things"Great News Avid"


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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 9:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    does this also mean there won't be an axp running on Leopard?

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 9:51 AM In reply to

    Re: AXP R.I.P.

     That would seem correct.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 11:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    sjon:

    does this also mean there won't be an axp running on Leopard?


    Leopard will be supported in the next release....on MC


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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 1:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

     Still not sure when that'll be....?

    What is MC?

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 1:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    Media Composer.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 4:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    I still have the MacBook pro (latest version) en Avidxpress pro in backorder.

    Does that mean I can forget Avidxpress running on Leopard unless I upgrade to Media composer?

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 4:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    Yes, you will need to upgrade to run on Leopard.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 4:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    Two upgrade questions:

    Does this MC upgrade apply to the educational version of AXP?

    And I see from the "qualified work stations" pdf, that my system (PowerMac Dual 1.8) isn't qualified for either MC or AXP, yet I'm running AXP 5.64 just fine on it with upgraded RAM and Graphics card.  Do you think therefore that perhaps MC will also work on my current system?

    Thanks much,

    Flyer


  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 5:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    Is MC a lot different from xpro?
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  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 5:33 PM In reply to

    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    sjon:
    Is MC a lot different from xpro?

    No


  • Tue, Mar 18 2008 5:45 PM In reply to

    Re: AXP R.I.P.

    The interface is very similar. But you do get some really sweet features not available in AXP. Animatte and 3D effects are great and in AXP I really miss some of the database features like Sift Selected. Also, if you aren't loading all your material at the begining of a project, Find Frame is really useful.


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