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News Editing Done Right
Edit faster with the most efficient, accurate, and flexible editing interface available - including a very responsive timeline. Work the way you want with the mouse, screen buttons or keyboard shortcuts, with full customization of screen and keyboard layouts to speed things up further.
News editing tools
NewsCutter includes streamlined editing tools designed for fast turnaround of news packages. With its intuitive interface and fast learning curve, NewsCutter lets editors of every experience level get up and running quickly.
Work Natively with SD and HD Codecs
Start editing footage right away, with native support for a wide range of SD and HD codecs, including NTSC, PAL, DV, HDV, XDCAM, AVC-Intra, GFCAM, Canon, QuickTime, and DVCPRO HD, HDCAM SR Lite, as well as progressive 720p, 1080p, and interlaced formats. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs in the same timeline.
Find the clip based on its audio content, right within NewsCutter. A type-to-find interface launches phonetic searches of all audio, allowing editors to easily find the right take, sentence, or word in their project.
Easily find material using text search in common fields, across bins on local or shared storage.
In one step, remove the on-site voiceover and re-record a new one, while leaving the background audio intact. Save time when re-purposing stories for later use or when creating multiple versions.
Record up to 4 channels of audio directly onto the timeline, without capturing into a bin first, for increased speed and flexibility when re-recording voiceovers and other audio for news stories.
For the ultimate in fast turnaround, FrameChase editing lets you start editing before material is fully captured. Eliminate the biggest bottleneck in news production with immediate access to material as it's being captured by a supported capture device.
Seamless integration into any workflow
Native HD codec support
Start editing immediately with native XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, HDV, Canon, and GFCAM support in progressive 720p, 1080p and interlaced formats. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs.
The new NewsCutter Nitris DX AVC-Intra model includes a hardware codec module that enables real time baseband capture and multiple playback and effects streams of AVC-Intra 50/100 , delivering unsurpassed editing performance for the most demanding workflows.
Avid Media Access (AMA) file-based format support
Save time and maintain quality with direct mounting of removable camera media and supporting devices. Access P2, XDCAM, Canon, QuickTime, and GFCAM media files directly from discs or cards, along with all metadata. Edit the media in its native format without importing, and play out or write back directly to disk/card.
Closed Caption and Ancilliary Data support
Seamless SMPTE 436-compliant ancillary data is supported and preserved from ingest, through edit, to playback.
H.264 Proxy Support
Edit H.264 proxies created by AirSpeed Multi Stream and automatically conform to high res material for faster response, higher stream count, and broader availability across the network.
720p proxy transcode
Use NewsCutter to create lightweight proxy versions of 720p material for easier collaboration, simpler searching, and efficient high-res archive/low-res on-line workflow.
Play-to-air server support
When you finish editing the story, push it to AirSpeed Multi Stream or other playout servers with a single click. Plus, you can route audio signals when sending to air for easier multi-version workflows, and pull material from selected play-to-air servers, edit the content, and push it back.
Use the integrated tools to create a large variety of high-quality output formats for Web or electronic delivery. Take advantage of easy-to-use compression templates or create your own.
Timestamp Export for BWF
Insert the sequence timecode based on project type when exporting the timeline audio tracks as BWF (Broadcast WAV). Provides fast and easy sync reference for downstream process that do not support OMF or AAF such as slave playback devices.
Engineered for collaboration
Sharing media, projects, and ideas
Unlike most non-Avid editing applications, NewsCutter is designed for collaboration, and seamless integration with Unity media networks means true collaboration on any scale. Multiple editing systems can play the same file, and even capture to the same volume, simultaneously.
Shared projects and bins
Because media bins (folders) are not linked to specific projects or users, editors working in an Unity environment can open bins from other projects, without having to copy media. And they can give other editors access to their bins, even while they are in use.
Interplay production asset management support
From within NewsCutter, easily search, select and move media from any location, to any location. Save valuable time by editing feeds just seconds after recording starts and with pre-selected clips and shot lists that go right to the timeline. Background media services transparently move media into, out of, and between workgroups, and automatically in the right editing and distribution formats.
Connect to the newsroom
The NRCS Tool opens an iNEWS or ENPS session right inside NewsCutter. iNEWS journalists insert best shot markers and in/out points that go right to the timeline, text is keyed to the reporter’s read rate, so edits are automatically timed.
Integrated graphics power
Easily add high-impact graphics and effects with PostDeko for Editors software. With Deko Select, customized graphics and effects from templates created in Deko or PostDeko can be completed in NewsCutter and incorporated into packages, saving time and steps while delivering consistent, eye-catching station branding.
Quality that tells the story
Save time and retain quality with a fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset. Use the one-click analysis tool to automatically correct each clip in a sequence, or the Avid -exclusive NaturalMatch to quickly and accurately match shots.
Titles and graphics
Complete all elements of your news story in your editing software. Add lower thirds, titles and graphics using the fully integrated and easy-to use tools. Create and save templates for consistency in our news output.
Increase your effect library using third-party plug-ins, such as the bundled Boris Continuum Complete and Avid FX. Save time using the real-time playback capabilities of selected AVX2 effects. AVX plug-ins are fully integrated into the Avid user interface using the Avid AVX2 standard.
Get the best real-time multi-layer effect performance using Avid's advanced effect acceleration.
Avid DNxHD support
Edit HD material in real time on your software system using Avid DNxHD encoding, including HD offline using Avid DNxHD36 media. The high-efficiency Avid DNxHD codec is designed to maintain image quality during multi-generation editing.
For the ultimate in quality, capture your HD material in 10-bit uncompressed HD format. Edit, create effects and playback your final version, all in real-time. Whatever quality your project requires, your system can deliver.
A world-class company, a worldwide community
Avid knows about professional content creation. We have been in this industry over 20 years, and NewsCutter has defined nonlinear news editing from the beginning. More news, more TV and film production are created using Avid's tools than any other company
Avid is focused on the people and enterprises that make, manage, and move media. We are dedicated to creating innovative products and solutions that help professionals in this industry do their jobs more efficiently and to the highest quality.
There are literally tens of thousands of Avid editors all over the world, and they are widely considered the best in the industry. So it is always easy to find freelance resources, qualified applicants, or simply a fellow editor.
Tiered, expert support programs
Avid offers a comprehensive range of support programs designed to fit your needs and budget. Whether it's free Web-based support, pay-per-case telephone support, a support contract, or installation services, we have the solution for you.
Qualified online and classroom training
Avid knows that training helps you get the most out of your investment. That is why we offer a range of training and certification options, including books, online courses and classroom training, and customized training programs.
Connect with your fellows editors. Get advice from Avid staff. Stay up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques. Avid offers a huge number of dedicated Web-based communities and forums, and actively supports many user groups all over the world.