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Avid Studio, Make professional movies and multimedia projects (PC)

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows 7
3.6 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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  • Platform: Windows Vista / 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • Release Date: 21 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,834 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Avid Studio

Transform your HD videos, photos, and audio files into rich, multimedia experiences with Avid Studio movie production software––featuring the same technology used by top Hollywood editors. Edit like a pro with sophisticated photo and video correction tools, a powerful library that organizes all your media in one place, unlimited timeline tracks for advanced effects, and more. In-depth training materials get you started quickly, and the included templates, effects, and transitions provide fresh inspiration for each new project. Integrated disc authoring and a variety of export formats make it easy to share your production with family, friends, and the world.

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  • Sophisticated movie editing tools, including Smart Edit mode and timeline navigator
  • Powerful media management library to organize videos, photos, and audio files
  • Media editor to apply corrections or effects to videos, photos, and audio
  • Unlimited timeline tracks for advanced editing and compositing
  • Professional add-ons and plug-ins (valued at over $2000): - Advanced Red Giant plug-in package, Complete Avid content package, 100
  • Additional Transitions
  • Comprehensive collection of how-to videos from Class on Demand
  • Optimized for 64-bit operating systems—play multiple tracks in realtime and create multi-layer effects
  • Motion Titler for adding animated graphics and text
  • Audio tools for professional sound quality
  • 5.1-channel surround sound import/export functionality
  • AVCHD burning; DVD and Blu-ray disc authoring and burning tools
  • 5’ x 6’ green screen sheet for chroma-key effects
  • Get Started

    Avid Studio includes an extensive collection of instructional videos from the training experts at Class on Demand, so you can enhance your skills or learn how to get started. Simply go online or pop in the included, special-edition “Getting Started with Avid Studio” DVD to view the in-depth training.

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    Use the Universal Import Tool to easily import video, photo, and audio assets from virtually any device—digital cameras, camcorders, webcams, mobile phones, handheld audio recorders, and more—or let the software do it automatically. Avid Studio also supports tape-based and analog devices, and even accepts audio files in 5.1-channel surround format.


    Efficiently manage your media with Avid Studio software’s powerful, integrated library. Categorize your assets with tags, ratings, and user-defined collections, or use a traditional folder structure—then find exactly what you need in an instant.

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    Correct and edit your assets in the library or on the timeline with Avid Studio software’s powerful media editing features—no additional applications required. All assets are permanently corrected and ready for future use, and can be instantly exported to DVD, web, and other formats. For feature-rich, professional-level editing, take advantage of the powerful timeline editor with unlimited tracks. You can create picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects just like a Hollywood pro. Intuitive trimming tools make it easy to add drama to your productions. You can also let Avid Studio do the work for you. Montage templates generate multi-layered video and still composites in minutes, while SmartMovie and SmartSlide create movies and slideshows instantly. After using the smart tools, you can customize your project for a signature look.

    We’ve partnered with fellow industry leaders to bring you professional editing plug-ins and effects. The options are virtually limitless—fix shaky camera shots, apply transitions and effects, add Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, and more.
  • ToonIt: Turn video into animation
  • Trapcode Shine: Light ray effects
  • Particular: 3D smoke, explosion, and rain effects
  • Magic Bullet Looks: Change the look and mood of your movie
  • Trapcode 3D Stroke: Animation and 3D effects
  • Hollywood FX Volumes 1–3

  • Over 1000 additional unique, professional-level transitions and effects with themes including: Waves, Sports, Space, Sci-Fi, Holiday, Weddings, Comics and Cartoons, Pirates, Secret Agents, Tropical Vacation,
  • Historical Architecture, and many more. Also includes HFX Editor for creating custom effects.
  • Pinnacle Premium Pack Vol. 2
  • 54 DVD menu templates, 81 titles, and 79 sound effects with themes including: Baby, Kids, Winter, Travel, and more.
  • Creative Pack Vol. 1

  • 32 DVD menus, 91 montage templates, and 28 titles, including: Cool Trees and Leafy Greens, Floral and Botanical, Hawaii, ‘50s Modern, Islands, Red Retro, and many more.
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    Avid Studio provides easy one-click uploading to YouTube, including high-quality widescreen formats. You can also share straight to Blu-ray and DVD, or export movies to Flash, QuickTime HD, AVCHD, DivX Plus HD, PS3, Wii, Xbox, and more

    Package Contents

  • Avid Studio install DVD
  • Surething Express Labeler
  • Red Giant Plug-ins: ToonIt, Knoll Light Factory, Magic Bullet Looks, Trapcode Shine, 3D Stroke, Particular
  • Premium Pack Vol. 2
  • Creative Pack Vol. 1
  • Hollywood FX Vols. 1-3
  • User Guide (PDF)
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Archive Restore Guide
  • Scorefitter Volumes 1 & 2
  • Green-screen backdrop
  • Special Edition “Getting Started with Avid Studio” training DVD
  • Technical Specification

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows XP (SP3)
  • Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended)
  • Intel Core Quad 2.66 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD*
  • 1 GB system memory recommended, 2 GB required for AVCHD*
  • DirectX 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64 MB (128 MB or higher recommended) (256 MB required for HD and AVCHD*)
  • DirectX 9 (or higher) compatible sound card
  • 5.8 GB of disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive to install software

  • Customer Reviews

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    Verified Purchase
    I have just finished editing and burning my 2nd film with this software. I am very pleased with it. Having bought Pinnacle Studio 8/9/10/11/12 and 14 in the passed this is far better in all areas. It has one really great advantage over most other editing systems of similar value, including Pinnacle Studio, in that there are infinate number of time lines. This is handy for special effects etc. However I should point out that you need a powerful computer to use Avid Studio, especially when editing AVCHD files. Also I would suggest that you buy 'Class on Demand Complete Training for Avid Studio' This explains in an easy way lots of information about using this software. If you check out my YouTube channel -- Grandad47 -- you will see the videos I have made. (search for 'Wrexham v Luton POSF 1st Leg 5th May 2011') One good tip I can give when video editing is to Defragment your computer on a regular basis.
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    Avid Studio
    For your money you get the core software plus a collection of plug-in software which you are given the option to install or to install later. The box also contains a green screen which takes up most of the box ! Only simple install instructions are provided on paper and the manual is on a disk. If you want a printed manual you have to order it at extra cost - bit of a cheek at the price I think, although other Video packages also do this (Serif being an example ask for money for manuals and guides, I don't remember any software recently coming with a printed manual anyway! )

    The software loads but you do need to register first with them and give some details. After this the core software installs quickly with the option to install the plug-ins as well.
    First impressions
    I am used to video editing and the interface is pretty straight forward but might look complex to a beginner. Avid works by importing from a source, editing and then saving out to just about any media type which is a bit more than offered by some competitors. It also allows the creation of slide shows and simple photo editing.

    In use
    I am using this on a very high end machine with an SSD drive, Core i7 CPU with 16 Gb of RAM. I use this sort of hardware as from previous experience video editing is always very 'hungry' for memory and speed. I think in all the years I have been using a PC or MAC video editing software has always needed the fastest and biggest hardware to work efficiently and without falling over or freezing in some way. I also tried it on an older Quad Core with 4 Gb of RAM and an ordinary hard drive and it was painfully slow. So what I am saying is you need lots of hardware power to run this software in a quick and stable way.
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    Verified Purchase
    I gave it four stars and not five for two reasons. The first is because it is not 64bit, I know it doesn't actually say it is but says optimised for 64bit systems and the second reason is that for this price it really should be.
    Now as far as actually using Avid Studio goes I have come from using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 10 and Avid is much easier and more stable, even though my current PC has the minimum spec for Avid to run, Avid still takes less than half the time Vegas did to render a DVD, approximately 1 hour vs 2 1/2 hours. I use several video sources and qualities from SD to HD to produce a weekly church DVD. (nb I use HD camcorders even though rendering to DVD because the colours look much better) Vegas would crash at least every other week, Avid has crashed once over 7 weeks. Vegas would run out of memory if I used more than two cameras and some pictures. Avid copes fine with 3 cameras, two sound tracks and over a dozen pictures.
    The lack of 64bit was fairly annoying but it is such an improvement on Vegas that I am still happy with the purchase.
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    As a keen home video editor, I was looking to extend myself beyond my existing application (Sony Vegas Studio) and take on a product which appears to sit between the consumer level (Pinnacle Studio) and professional (AVID Media Composer / Sony Vegas Pro / Adobe Premiere Pro). In particular I feel there is more to improve on the audio aspects of my videos

    From initial review, I am fairly disappointed on a number of counts
    - Claims of 64-bit support - On Windows 7 64-bit it installs in the 32-bit applications directory which to my understanding means it's a 32-bit application that has been run on Windows 7 64-bit. I suspect (although I've not checked it) that it will have the 4gb memory limit (I'm happy to be corrected on this)
    - Price - it feels very similar in terms of functionality (although more intuitive usability) to Sony Vegas which seems to be about half the price. I'm struggling to justify the price difference
    - Centralised library for all source videos - this is designed to make life easier (it watches a directory where you store your videos) but to me it's irritating. I have my own workflow where I track which videos I've used in projects and which I don't. This watch folder means I can't do that (not easily anyway). There are benefits to this though which I've described below
    - Product differentiation from Pinnacle - although clearly a better product I'm not convinced Avid can justify offering both these products. I think they should be combined into one. This is the first iteration of Avid Studio so does it spell the end of Pinnacle?
    - The initial user interface feels crap.
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