Last week’s New York DV Show attracted over 7,000 attendees from 37 U.S. states and five countries. The five-day event brought together DVediting and production professionals with established film editors and directors, and proved to be a good opportunity for Apple to showcase its high-end Power Mac systems and Final Cut Pro.
The show’s conference program boasted 170 sessions and featured five full-length conferences, each devoted to separate topics: Apple Final Cut Pro Users Conference, Adobe After Effects Users Conference, Avid Xpress DV Users Conference, Digital Video Conference and Discreet Fest. Technical sessions at The New York DV Show covered a spectrum of topics including production techniques, editing power tips, special effects, cameras and decks, hardware peripherals, streaming, DVD authoring, 3D animation, audio editing and business issues. Included were sessions on products from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Discreet, Macromedia, Media100, Microsoft, Pinnacle, Sonic and Sony.
The show also saw the launch of Avid Xpress DV3, a portable video editing solution for Mac OS X. Due mid-year (for the Mac, the Windows version will ship earlier), the US$1,699 product will sport over 100 customizable real-time effects and multiple simultaneous streams. Avid Xpress DV3 effects are fully customizable and previewed onscreen exactly as they will appear when rendered, according to Joe Bentivegna, vice president of Avid’s Video Development & Operations.