What makes it a NewsCutter? NewsCutter Special Features (PDF)
Edit faster with a freshened and sleeker, but familiar interface. Still 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.
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.
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, AVCHD, 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 timeline.
More content today is shot with high-res cameras, but the majority of programming is still HD. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end.
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.
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.
Easily find material using text search in common fields, across bins on local or shared storage.
Start editing immediately with native XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, HDV, Canon, AVCHD and GFCAM support in progressive 720p, 1080p, and interlaced formats. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs.
Save time and maintain quality with direct mounting of removable camera media and supporting devices. Access P2, XDCAM, Canon, AVCHD, 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.
See how AMA enhancements make it easier to edit. You can:
Seamless SMPTE 436-compliant ancillary data is supported and preserved from ingest, through edit, to playback.
Edit H.264 proxies created by the AirSpeed server and automatically conform to high res material for faster response, higher stream count, and broader availability across the network.
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.
When you finish editing the story, push it to AirSpeed 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.
View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML. 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.
Extend real-time production everywhere
With the Interplay Sphere option for remote cloud-based collaboration, you can edit camera-acquired content in the field, incorporate media on the ISIS storage back at the station, and upload the finished package quickly, easily and transparently using the same tools and workflows you know and trust. As soon as it’s on the ISIS storage, everyone in the workgroup – including others in the field – can instantly access and use the material.
Because media bins (folders) are not linked to specific projects or users, editors working in a 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.
Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow. Plus, you’ll get peace of mind as Media Composer now fully manages AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with native Avid media.
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 in the right editing and distribution formats.
The NRCS Tool opens an iNEWS or ENPS session right inside NewsCutter. iNEWS journalists insert shot markers and in/out points that go right to the timeline, and text is keyed to the reporter’s read rate so edits are automatically timed.
Easily add high-impact graphics and effects with PostDeko for Editors software now branded Avid Motion Graphics. With Avid Motion Graphics, customized graphics and effects from templates created AMG or Deko can be completed in NewsCutter and incorporated into packages, saving time and steps while delivering consistent, eye-catching station branding.
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.
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 a consistent, branded look and feel.
Increase your effect library using third-party plug-ins, including 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.
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.
Avid knows about professional content creation. We have been in this industry over 25 years, and NewsCutter has defined nonlinear news editing from the beginning. More news, TV and film productions are created using Avid tools than with those from 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 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.
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.
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 large selection of dedicated Web-based communities and forums, and actively supports many user groups all over the world.