CHAPTER 6

DSLR Postproduction Workflow and Techniques

WHICH SOFTWARE TO USE?

Unless you're working for a client that requests a project to be edited on specific software, the choice is up to you, and that will depend upon the type of interface you like, the performance of the software engine, and the type of computer you choose to use. In many respects, a lot of student filmmakers—especially multimedia journalism students—have to tackle a large learning curve before mastering such complex software.

Avid Media Composer (version 6 as of this writing) is the industry standard, but at ~$2400 it's out of many low budget filmmakers’ and video journalists’ budget (a student price of about $300 is a different story!)—and it can be used on a PC or Mac. ...

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