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Media Composer 6.5.2 ‒ Improving Audio Waveforms

Only published comments... Feb 28 2013, 12:00 AM by Rob D'Amico

The following is the fourth in a series of five blog posts from Rob D’Amico, Senior Product Manager for professional film and video editing solutions, which will cover key changes in Media Composer 6.5.2. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @_RobDAmico_.


My name is Rob D'Amico (Media Composer family of products product manager), and I will be contributing to this blog throughout 2013. The goal is to bring more awareness to editors, 3rd party partners, resellers and other industry folks that have an interest in the Media Composer family. My topics of discussions will range from product news, new features, important bug fixes, tips and tutorials, 3rd party programs and anything else that could be of interest to folks relating to our pro film and video editing solutions. I hope this is useful information to you all, as I look forward to an exciting 2013 with a lot of topics to talk about.


Back in late December we released an update to our current shipping version; Media Composer 6.5.2, Symphony 6.5.2 and NewsCutter 10.5.2. This release includes many bug fixes improving performance and stability in a lot of areas of the applications such as scrubbing, color correction, trimming, mouse wheel stepping, stabilize effects, marker comment entry and bin saving.


One area of performance we focused on resolving, and we’re excited to release in this version is audio waveforms.


Courtesy Wim Van den Broeck (@editorbelga)


Audio waveforms performance improvements have been done to allow the timeline to be more responsive when the waveforms are drawing. This is in regards to zooming in/out, canceling the draw (CMD/CTRL + . ), and clicking around timeline while the waveforms are drawing.


You can try out this change for yourself with the free 30-day Media Composer trial. If you have any questions, be sure to connect with the team in our Professional Video Editing Forums.


See you there!



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About Rob D'Amico

Rob is currently working at iZotope Inc. as Product Management Director in the area of desktop audio plug-ins.  Rob also has over 20 years of production experience in music performance, audio post production supervision, sound design, sound editing/mixing for film, broadcast and web.   

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