As part of their IBC 2019 coverage Avid announced improved end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs. Could this be a U-turn by Apple as this contradicts what both Apple and Avid have said in the past?
Over the years that has been some lack of clarity about which video peripheral products are supported with Pro Tools. In this article we are going to look at which video peripherals are currently supported and compatible with Pro Tools from Avid and both of their video peripheral partners AJA and Blackmagic Design, as well as the products that are no longer supported for use with Pro Tools.
When Apple releases the successor to macOS Mojave there will no longer be any support for 32 bit applications including QuickTime 7 Pro. In addition, its replacement QuickTime Player will no longer play unsupported codecs like Avid’s DNxHD format. With macOS Mojave, even now if you try and play an Avid DNxHD video, it starts converting it. As a consequence I have been on the lookout for a simple player to function as a replacement and I think I have found it.
With macOS 10.15, the successor to Mojave, we will no longer be able to use QuickTime 7 Pro, MPEG Streamclip or the Avid codecs to convert incoming video files. In this article, we investigate 2 solutions that will enable Pro Tools users to be able to continue to easily and cost effectively convert video files into Avid’s own Pro Tools friendly format DNxHD video format, when macOS 10.15 is released and even better, you can start using them now!
At NAB 2019, Avid will also be showing previews of the work they are doing to improve the Avid Video Engine. There is no timescale for when these improvements will included in a future Pro Tools release, so do not expect these changes to be in Pro Tools 2019.5, but in the spirit of openness Avid are wanting to show users what they are working on to improve the Avid Video Engine.
Recently we produced an article looking into an announcement from Apple following an update of Final Cut Pro that the Avid DNx family of codecs, as well as other codecs like Cineform, which GoPro cameras often use would no longer be supported natively in future releases of the macOS operating system. We can now reveal details of exactly which codecs, both audio and video, Apple plans to support natively in the future as well as those which will not be supported in future macOS releases.
Following our article Apple Announce End Of Native Support For Avid DNx Codecs - Avid Respond. Why This Matters For Pro Tools Users Adobe have announced that the pro video apps now support ProRes export on the Windows platform releasing updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC.
With the release of a major Final Cut update Apple also took the opportunity to warn users that a future macOS will NOT support a number of commonly used video codecs including Avid’s DNxHD, which Avid recommend as the best video format for Pro Tools and a lot of video camera formats built around the Cineform codec. Is this Flash all over again?
This music video was created using Pro Tools. After nearly half of his lifetime working in Pro Tools creating music, Reazon from DAE Music decided he wanted to create something entirely different.
AJA has released their latest video card - the KONA 1, which is a PCI-e single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p I/O video card with serial control and reference/LTC that is approved for Pro Tools on both Mac and PC Platforms.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Edit James Ivey leaves the comfort of his home studio for a trip into central London to the Soho HQ of UK pro audio reseller Jigsaw24. They arranged for James to run the Pro Tools Expert Power Test session on a brand new, fresh out of the box Apple iMac Pro. Watch and see how this new machine fares and see if James could push it to the limit.
Final Cut Pro is one of the top video editing apps with lots of great features. It has been designed to offer a self-contained eco-system for edit, grade and sound. However, this means that when it comes to Final Cut Pro X working with other applications it can be a challenge. For those who are used to working in DAWs like Pro Tools then Apples idiosyncratic approach to audio in Final Cut can feel limiting, especially when one wants to do things like duck audio, for example. This is not an article to debate the pros and cons of the Final Cut audio workflow, but to offer those who want to cut video in Final Cut but mix the audio in Pro Tools a way to sync Final Cut Pro X with Avid Pro Tools.
In this video, the third in the series for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey continues his drum kit recording course by adding 3 more mics to his recording set up.
We get a lot of questions about video file formats and Pro Tools and which one is best to use and also some misunderstanding about terminology and definitions too. In this article, we will be trying to clear up some of the confusions as well as answer the key question "What Is The Best Video File Format To Use With Pro Tools?"
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how to use the Universal Audio Apollo interfaces as hardware effects processors for use with your analogue mixing console.
Puremix is running a live Q&A session with Grammy-winning Engineer Vance Powell tomorrow (Thursday 28th September 2017 4 pm EST). This event is open to Pro Members only who have the opportunity to submit a question on anything from mixing, mastering, production, business and clients through to beards, hats, etc. Be sure to check out all of Vance's tutorials and come ready for an enlightening time.
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