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Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

Last post 08-26-2009, 20:54 by DStone. 12 replies.
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  •  08-20-2009, 5:54 330979

    Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Hi all

     

    The time has come for me to upgrade my Liquid 5.5 (Yes I know). I need to be able to do full HD (1920X1080) at 25 frames per second and half HD (1280X720) on the odd occasion. I need full broadcast quality (or film quality if there is such a thing). I mainly do realistic animations with fancy text, progressions, transitions etc. and sometimes I have about 10 layers of video and effects. IO is not an issue so I don't need a breakout box. (I have a firewire port if needed). Also I need a long life span out of my product and good functionality. Furthermore it should run perfect on my current Vista64 bit system and perfect on my Windows7 64bit system when that comes out. I also need to be able to make DVD discs now and then but not often. My main delivery format would be quicktime H264.

     

    I can't sit around and get old waiting for NextGen and need to make a choice fairly soon. I'm leaning towards Media Composer even though it costs extra.

     

    Any comments, experiences or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Best Regards,

    Morne

     

  •  08-20-2009, 8:07 331022 in reply to 330979

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Liquid is not the right product for youi at this time. As you are already learning Media Composer that might be your best choice and also look at Edius. Edius would be the simplest learning curve as it is very similar to Liquid. Media Composer is a better product if you are looking to output to film as it is expressly designed for that but it does cost a bit more. If I had to make the choice given your needs, I would go the Media Composer route.
  •  08-20-2009, 12:07 331110 in reply to 331022

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Hi I think you misread my post. I'm not learning, but leaning towards Media Composer. But thank you, I think you answered my question anycase. Do you perhaps know if there is an upgrade path from my old Liquid to Media Composer or would I have to purchase a complete new package?
  •  08-20-2009, 12:11 331111 in reply to 331110

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    See if you can contact your local Avid rep and if he/she can extend the original Liquid to MC offer to you (roughly half price). That offer has expired but again, Avid might be accommodating. You can also try contacting Marianna at Avid and see if she can help get you the discount.
  •  08-20-2009, 13:29 331131 in reply to 331111

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Great news, lets hold thumbs.

    Do you perhaps have contact details for Marianna?

    I'm not very frequent on this forum and never dealt with Avid, so no clue who she is.

     

    Best Regards,

    Morne

  •  08-20-2009, 18:14 331159 in reply to 331131

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    She is the Avid Customer Advocate. Her email address is:

    Marianna Montague
    Marianna_Montague@avid.com

    Good luck. Let us know what happens.

  •  08-20-2009, 21:52 331194 in reply to 331159

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    thanks, will do Smile
  •  08-21-2009, 6:09 331293 in reply to 331194

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Hello there....

    I did receive your email this am but I am not able to email you back as the PM didnt include your direct email address.  I sent along your request to cCedric who handles your region and asked if he would reach out.    He will respond back to me so please send me an email with your email address so I can send another note to Cedric.

    HTH

    Marianna

  •  08-24-2009, 6:33 332212 in reply to 331293

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    I heard back from Cedric and he would like to reach out but I need an email address where he can contact you.  Advise by sending it to marianna.montague@avid.com

    Thanks

    Marianna

  •  08-24-2009, 10:48 332293 in reply to 332212

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    Hi Marianna I've sent you an email with my email address and contact number.

    Looking forward to hearing from you or Cedric.

     

    Best Regards,

    Morne

     

  •  08-26-2009, 8:55 333002 in reply to 332293

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    OK so I got the trial for MC installed and I'm just about to slit my wrists.....

     

    (I know it should be posted in MC forum, I'm just venting - you know how it is. Deadline in 3 days and a complete new package to learn in 5 minutes)

     

  •  08-26-2009, 16:05 333150 in reply to 333002

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    DVP3D:

    Deadline in 3 days and a complete new package to learn in 5 minutes

     That was a bad idea from the get-go! 

    There are some really good MC tutorials over on the Avid site...maybe Lew or someone can give you a link...

  •  08-26-2009, 20:54 333171 in reply to 333150

    Re: Upgrade my Liquid 5.5 to which: Liquid 7.2 or Media Composer?

    The links to the MC tutorials are posted in the MC PC forum at http://community.avid.com/forums/49.aspx. These were done by drbgaijin (Douglas in Japan), a former Liquid user. There are currently 200 tutorials posted.
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