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Avid: February 2008 Archives

Making sure that you have the proper version of Quick Time and NVidia driver is important so that your system runs smooth. If you edit on a Mac or Windows machine you need to run the qualified release of Quick time or NVidia driver or you will have more problems than an editor wants to deal with. Here is a list of each version of Xpress Pro for Mac and PC. Make sure that you do not run a higher version than these lists calls for!

 PC Avid Xpress Pro Version Matrix
  Avid Editor Version Release Date Qualified QT Version NVidia Driver
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.8 Nov 07 QuickTime 7.3 91.85
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.7.7 Nov 07 QuickTime 7.2
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.7.5 Sep 07
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.7.2 Jun 07 QuickTime 7.1.6
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.7 Mar 07 QuickTime 7.1.3 84.26
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.7 Mar 07 QuickTime 7.1
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.4 Nov 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.2 Oct 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.6.1 Sep 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.6 Aug 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.3 Aug 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.2 Jul 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.1 Jun 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 Jun 06
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.2.4 Mar 06 QuickTime 7.0 77.18
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.2.2 Jan 06 67.22
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.2.1 Nov 05
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.2 Sep 05 QuickTime 6.5.2
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.1.7 Sep 05
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.1.6 Jul 05
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.1.3 Mar 05
  Avid Xpress Pro 5.1.1 Mar 05 QuickTime 6.5.1
  Avid Xpress Pro 4.6.5 May 05 61.82 (SP2)
53.03 (SP1)
  Avid Xpress Pro 4.6 Oct 04

Here is a great trick that uses the Avid Console to rename your media files so they appear as real names instead of cryptic hexadecimal values.  Go to the tools > console menu and type the command 'renamemediafiles'.


New clips will be created based on their bin names and tracks.








For all of you 'hackers' out there who wish to experiment with other Avid console commands, you can type 'help commands'  in the console window to list all the available commands.  Of course, this comes with a big giant warning if you decide to change anything.


Apple announced today that it is pulling out of the 2008 NAB show.  This comes on the heels of Apple's main competitor Avid Technology, who also has dropped out of the NAB show. This is a big hit to the NAB which is the nations largest industry trade show related to video production.  For years Apple and Avid Technology have been a tremendous force in terms of video production workflow.  It will be interesting if you plan on attending NAB this year without Apple or Avid attending.


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