Pinnacle Studio 18 offers advanced video editing in three versions from HD to 4K, with a strong collection of additional effects, plugins and tools. The major upgrade in this version is the move to 64-bit processing for better advanced editing performance with today's high-def content. For newer users, the Studio interface avoids intimidating complexity by sequestering advanced options in media-specific editor windows.
Avid’s industry-standard music production application, Pro Tools, is now available in its latest iteration, Pro Tools 12. For the first time, the application is available to purchase as a subscription or for a one-time fee.
To rent or not to rent? That is ultimately the question. With high-end editing software now available through affordable subscription services, it has many editors debating their software choices and licensing options. We'll examine the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus buying in the digital software production arena.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the latest iteration of the combination editing & effects software from England-based tech company FXHOME. Emerging in 2011, HitFilm has seen swift upgrades with each release and now appears in its newest incarnation as a solid competitor of other film editing giants such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut.
Blackmagic Design today released DaVinci Resolve 11.2 software update, which vastly improves CinemaDNG RAW image processing, round trip workflows with Avid Media Composer 8.3, and support for DNxHR formats.