“Art cannot result from frivolous or superficial effects.”

—Hans Hofmann

The effect capabilities of Avid editing systems are surprisingly deep and complex, and professional results can be achieved very quickly. One of the leaps forward in capabilities of the past few years is that the speed of computer processing units (CPUs) and hard drives along with greater PCIe bus bandwidth has made real-time effects more common. Many of the old restrictions of numbers of video streams and real-time effects have been shattered by the move to software- or host-based Avid systems. However, some of the reliability of the hardware-based systems is gone as well. Now the capabilities of your system rely on the configuration of off-the-shelf ...

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