Media Composer 8.9 with new features and support for HiRes monitorskuba - Thursday, 3 August 2017
Media Composer is one of the software that you don't need to introduce in world of filmmaking. Avid released today Media Composer 8.9 with a lot of great and exciting features. This release provides support for HiRes or HiDPI monitors.
Media Composer support setting your monitor scaling to 200%. There is new audio Source Settings allow you to perform sub-frame slip on audio sources. This allows you to perform a more precise audio sync. Audio Slip can be applied to a master clip or to linked clips and adjustments are made down to the Audio sample level. The option to set the Audio Mixer tool to a narrow display has been included with this release of the editing application. When in Narrow Mixer mode, button size has been reduced, stereo surround panners have been combined, stereo link and mirror buttons have been combined, and you can choose to display fader, meter or dynamic legend volume sliders.
From version 8.9 you can use a new Timeline setting allowing you to set the Effect Editor to automatically open when you apply Video, Audio Suite, or Audio EQ effect. When you are in Color Correction mode, you can use the Segment Preview button to play a number of seconds of the previous clip and a number of seconds of the next clip. This allows you to see the colors in context of the scene. The default for the Pre-roll and Post-roll is 3 seconds.
An expand and collapse button has been added to the media display area of the Source Browser. If you have a large number of clips to display in the Source Browser, you can click the Collapse and Expand button to view more clips. With this new release, you can now view larger thumbnails in the Source Browser in Frame View. In the Source Browser, click the frame view button, and Press Ctrl + L (Windows) or Command + L (Mac) to enlarge the thumbnails or slide the Thumbnail slider all the way to the right to enlarge the thumbnail.
An additional option has been added to the Timeline Settings. When the Position Bar Snap option is selected in the Edit tab of the Timeline Settings, clicking in the Timeline snaps the position bar to the nearest transition. Two new options have been added to the Interface Settings. You can choose to turn on colors for the Source and Record monitor timelines and for the track enable buttons in the Timeline. Displaying the colors (green/blue) for the Source and Record monitors is very useful if you are using a single monitor Composer Window.
In Color Correction mode, Dual-Split now remains active during playback. Also, the Scopes now update as you change the Color Correction parameters when grading your clips. Now you can set a custom width and height for safe action and safe title. Access these settings under the Safe Action/Title tab in the Grid settings. With Media Composer 8.9 release, you can create a Custom QuickTime Export by enabling Direct Out under the Audio Format tab.