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Avid announces FREE version of Xpress DV software

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by kevenh, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. kevenh

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    Will this change home DV editing big time or...

    Details here.

    Sorry I couldn't wait until Q2 before posting! You can register for news here.
     
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    Maybe.

    Just heard and I was going to post, but fortunately I found yours first.

    I've seen the same trick before with Digidesign's ProTools. You could see it as a spoiling exercise. I see it as a statement on the way the world is going. I.e. you get basic functionality free. If you need more, or you need backuup, support and so on, you pay.
     
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    I think they're trying to protect Media Composer sales from FCP?!

    Who'd buy FCP with freedv available? The same people that would be interested in the Media Composer hardware accelerated editor.

    Anyway, we still have to wait to see what is missing from freedv compared to XpressDV.

    Don't expect an omfi based editor or the ability to take projects to an Avid suite...
     
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    Exactly. I notice there is now going to be a lite version of FCP.
     
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    Avid FreeDV is a 42.1MB for the Windows XP version.
    Sorry, didn't check out the Max OS download...

    www.avid.com/freedv
     
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    Thanks Kev,

    an hour's download here I come...
     

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