Digitizing VHS tape using Omnivore™ Field Kit

The Omnivore™ Field Kit can digitally capture uncompressed from HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video or Composite sources.  To capture a VHS tape uncompressed: Connect the DVI Bridge to your laptop via USB 3. Connect DVI Bridge to AD Convertor via DVI to HDMI connection (as shown in diagram below) Connect AD Converter to VHS deck via […]

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archive-R™ 2.0 Supports Media Composer 2020.x OR Newer

It’s true, archive-R™ v2.0 is here! New Features: Updated default database search locations to accomodate new versions of Media Composer Faster Indexing Algorithm, which significantly improves performance! Load multiple external Project Drives simultaneously! MXF Media Preview Maintains Folder Structure when restoring Drag & Drop projects or Miscellaneous Files from Avid Projects Requirements While it may […]

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Media Composer 2021.x Documentation & README

Avid released Media Composer 2021.2 in Febrauary, 2021, the first release of 2021.x which includes a number of bug fixes and info on Avid’s updated Security Guidelines. All dTective® 8.1 & related ClearID® Effects work in 2021.x IMPORTANT: Archive-R currently does not support Media Composer 2019.x, 2020.x or 2021.x.  If using Archive-R in your workflows […]

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Avid Media Composer Long Term Release Schedule

Avid shared their Media Composer Long Term Release (LTR) plans via one of their informative LIVE webinars today, and we wanted to share it with you just in case you missed it. Click the image below to view the “Migrating from Media Composer 2018.12” webinar (~32mins) If you haven’t tried Media Composer 2020.x, it’s time.  Upgrade […]

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What is the Avid Universal Media Engine (UME)?

“UME is replacing the existing AMA (Avid Media Access) functionality that has been used by Media Composer for linking to, importing, and exporting file-based media.” UME was initially introduced in Media Composer 2019.6 to provide Op1a support, and provides file-based workflow capabilities similar to AMA, but with better performance for Linking, Importing & Exporting. As […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro – Hardware & Performance Recommendations

Adobe has leveraged GPU acceleration in their Mercury Playback Engine for playback & preview, but in May, 2020 they released the ability to leverage your GPU when exporting from Premiere Pro v14.2.  Adobe Hardware Acceleration System Requirements & Recommendations Huge Time Savings for Many Encoding Tasks w/Proper Hardware & Settings! Our initial tests exporting H.264 […]

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Media Composer Recommended Specs and Compatibility

For the best experience with Avid Media Composer, we recommend you read the following and then reach out to Ocean Systems sales to review your options which include Ocean Systems Avid Quailed Solutions and HP Qualified Mobile Workstations. Avid Minimum Specifications The “new” Media Composer 2019.x software  Minimum Memory is 16GB, 32GB or more recommended. […]

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Adobe Creative Cloud – Operating System Support

“Creative Cloud 2019 apps are available for Windows 7, Windows 10 or later, and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.  2019 versions of Digital Video products require the newest versions of Windows 10 and macOS Sierra or later.  Windows 8.1 or early Windows 10 versions are not supported.” “In order to take advantage of the latest […]

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dTective & Media Composer 2019.x, 2020.x & 2021.x

archive-R 2.0, released 7/13/21, supports the very latest versions of Media Composer (2020.x or newer)! All dTective® and ClearID® effects work as intended with Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x & 2021.x too! The 2020.x branch introduced Avid’s new Universal Media Engine (UME) replacing QuickTime, which may also impact your workflows; UME is FAST! If you […]

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