Media Composer First, a free version of Avid's NLE
Avid is introducing a completely free version of the legendary Media Composer software! The free version is called Media Composer First, and it is a fully capable, yet simple non-linear video editing software. Media Composer First is coming later in 2015, with a feature set yet to be announced. According to Avid: At this time we aren't releasing detailed information on the feature set, as Media Composer First is still in development [...]. However you can expect a limited feature set that makes [it] less intimidating to new users, but also less appealing to power users. You can expect fewer settings, menus, timeline tracks, monitor features, bin features, titling features, effects and other features than the full Media Composer. You can also expect that [it] won't work with Avid Interplay Production, Interplay MAM, or MediaCentral UX, and that shared projects won't be supported on ISIS storage systems. In addition, all projects will be stored in the cloud, and you'll get a limited number of projects and a limited amount of cloud storage space. [source]
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
Autodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features).
The Foundry delivers NUKE Non-commercial!
Artists interested in exploring NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO can now do so for free with NUKE Non-commercial, the much-anticipated offering from The Foundry.
Steinberg Cubase Elements 8 and Cubase Pro 8 trial versions
To get an overall impression of Cubase, its capabilities and line-up, Steinberg recommends visiting the Cubase product pages or to download one of the newly available trial versions: Cubase Pro 8 Trial and Cubase Elements 8 Trial.
Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
As revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux.
DaVinci Resolve 12 with over 80 new features
Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading.
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor
Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery.
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