These two apps can be merged together since they're considered the best video editing & finishing apps for your videos.
What is Media Composer 7?
Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. With Media Composer 7, you gain accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, automated media management, and Interplay Sphere for Mac support, extending real-time production everywhere.
What is NewsCutter 11?
Designed for high-pressure broadcast news editing, NewsCutter video editing software provides all the tools journalists need to produce news—from the field or in the newsroom. Tight integration with newsroom automation systems and playout servers, ultra-fast media acquisition, and support for open and efficient production workflows make NewsCutter software the ideal storytelling tool for independent stations and worldwide media organizations alike.
New in Avid Media Composer 7.0.3 & NewsCutter 11.0.3:
- Windows 8.1 is approved as Operating System for Media Composer 7.0.3. But no need to worry, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are still supported!
- To help organize the effects in the Effects Palette, the video and audio effects are now displayed under the applicable tab. To access video effects, click the Video tab in the Effect Palette. To access the audio effects, click the Audio tab.
- Use frame blending in Motion Adapters: When clips of a different frame rate than the sequence are dropped on the Timeline, a motion adapter is automatically applied. Motion Adapter effects allow mixed rate clips to play at the project’s frame rate and to have the correct field motion.
- The frame blending setting will give you some flexibility with mixed-rate media by offering a choice between temporal smoothness and spatial smoothness. It controls whether or not any new motion adapters use the Blended Interpolated render option.
- When this option is selected, the Blended Interpolated mode is used. The behavior is the same as previous versions of Media Composer, and uses Blended Interpolated for most motion adapters. When it is not selected, the Interpolated Field mode is used for interlaced clips, and Both Fields mode is used for progressive clips.
- The Nvidia Drivers supported with this release are:
320.78 – for use with Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems.
331.65 – for use with Windows 8.1 systems.
- The following shortcuts have been added when working with Spanned Markers in Media Composer 7.0.3:
Alt+ Mark Markers button: If within a spanned marker, markers are applied to the spanned marker’s range.
Shift + Alt + Mark Markers button: (NewsCutter only) If within a spanned marker, audio markers are applied to the spanned marker’s range.
- Previously, Sound TC was only supported at SD video rates (25 or 30). Historically, sound recording devices generally worked at 30 or 25 based timecode. Now that most 23 or 24 rate production uses 24 based timecode we have added support for this timecode rate for 23 or 24 based projects. There are two main ways to enter Sound TC into the editing application: ALE import and manual bin entry.
- When files are placed in a Dynamic Media Folder, you will see a progress indicator in the Timeline that indicates the progress of the background progress. The icon colors have been updated.
- New Proxy Video Resolutions have been added for importing or transcoding media in MC 7.0.3 . These were already available in ISIS/Interplay environments, but are now also available within Media Composer stand-alone licenses. The proxy resolutions are available for all media creation except Capture.
- A new “Link To Effects Mixdown” export setting allows you to mix down both audio and video effects so that the exported AAF references only master clips. This might be useful for workflows with third party applications want to link to the exportedAAF media for further encoding.
- The responsiveness of the Avid Artist Color Controller has been improved with this editing application release.
Medicine chest include:
1. Media Composer Volume Activation
2. Media Composer Interplay Edition Volume Activation
3. Optional NewsCutter Volume Activation - allow run Media Composer in alternative NewsCutter mode
4. Optional Avid FX 6.3 pre activator
5. QuickTime CODECs for Russian locale Bug-fix
At first start choose "Electronic Activation"