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What’s New in Avid PostDeko and PostDeko for Editors?

PostDeko for Editors Version 8.4

Version 8.4 of PostDeko for Editors features these enhancements:

  • Provides the full Deko motion graphic creation environment within Avid editing systems
  • Three modes of operation enable flexible choice of workflows
    • Integrated News Graphics mode
    • Graphics Creation mode
    • Graphics Template fulfillment mode
  • Graphic production time is minimized while the station look ("brand") remains consistent
  • One set of graphics can be created for both on-air playback and edit suite pre/post production
  • Changes are managed in the edit suite, cutting down on communication, re-creation, render, and transfer time; no need to move to other applications
  • Graphic production throughput is increased while maintaining flexibility for last-minute changes
  • Playback graphics can be sequenced remotely within a news environment using iNEWS Command
  • Graphics references are embedded into edited video sequences created in Avid Media Composer and NewsCutter
  • For maximum live program flexibility, graphic references can remain uncommitted in the editor’s sequence and be fulfilled at the time of playback, or composited on the output

PostDeko and PostDeko for Editors Version 8.3

Enabling customers to be more creative with tools for greater visual impact, version 8.3 of PostDeko for Editors aligns with version 5.3 for the Deko 3000 model. The 720p/50 signal format is also supported by the offline PostDeko for Editors software.

  • 720p/50 signal format support for European customers.
  • 2D and 3D charts and graphs that dynamically update from live data. Customers can produce Charts and Graphs that link to dynamically updating data in an easy to use and intuitive manner.

Recap of Earlier Versions:

PostDeko Version 8.2

Version 8.2 for PostDeko aligns full creative tools with version 5.2 for the Deko 3000 model – allowing user access to new 3D open formats and Glow – Glint Motion Behaviors capabilities as standard functions from the offline PostDeko software.

PostDeko for Editors Version 8.2

Version 8.2 of PostDeko for Editors aligns full creative tools with version 5.2 for the Deko 3000 model – allowing user access to new 3D open formats and Glow – Glint Motion Behaviors capabilities as standard functions from the offline PostDeko for Editors software.

PostDeko for Editors Version 8.2 enhances the real-time playback of Deko effects from the Avid editor and provides support for Deko version 5.2 capabilities.

Real Time "Green Dot" Preview of Deko Effects

Editors can save a lot of time in the edit process with graphic assets that serve as a more dynamic component of the edit.  Because PostDeko for Editors effects are now "Green Dot" status on the Avid editor timeline, editors can insert graphic and animations to the edit timeline and view a real-time preview* of the assets without having to render the full timeline.

Usability Improvements
PostDeko for Editors users now have faster access to a Graphic Properties menu in the software for obtaining quick data on the components of the graphics.

Deko version 5.2 Compatibility
Enabling greater consistency of look and eliminating duplication of effort, exciting Deko-signature effects created in the online Deko system can be easily shared with PostDeko for Editors in the edit suite . PostDeko for Editors supports the following Deko 5.2 capability:

Glow-Glint Motion Behaviors. Remove time and effort when creating eye-catching animations. No complex Motion key frames. Just push-button access to inserting character Glows and Glints to text and images – regardless of the format or character count.

Simply choose "Glow" or "Glint" from the Motion Behavior menu to easily implement this look across real-time, animating text. The effect applies automatically, regardless of changes to the character count.

PostDeko and PostDeko for Editors Version 8.0

Avid PostDeko 8.0 allows users more creative control from their offline software without tying up the online system – enabling more offline capabilities and streamlining production.

Introducing PostDeko for Editors: Plug-in for Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony

Providing more creative control from offline software without tying up the online system, Avid PostDeko for Editors is an AVX2 plug-in for Avid Media Composer and Avid NewsCutter that provides the full Deko motion graphic creation environment within the Avid editing system interface.

Save time in a broadcast environment - Minimize graphic production by creating one set of graphics for both on-air playback and edit suite pre/post production while the station look ("brand") is consistent throughout.

Integrated Avid Editor plug-in - Maximize workflow efficiencies within a single environment without the need to exit to other applications. Cut down on communication, re-creation, render, and transfer time by managing changes in the edit suite, real-time.

All the benefits of industry proven leader Deko - Acclaimed by users as being the "easiest to use" and the "quickest from concept to air", Deko speeds the graphic production process while keeping it flexible for last-minute changes.

Bundled Options and Enhanced Offline Creativity

Motion Design and Make DekoMovie: Providing a critical flexibility for graphic and Motion creation from your offline software and eliminating the bottleneck to your online Deko system, PostDeko for Editors includes Motion Design and Make DekoMovie as standard features. Motion Design enables full 2D and 3D animation capabilities found in the advanced Deko 3000 system. Make DekoMovie allows Deko-signature effects to be rendered and shared with other devices and applications. 

Support for ClipDeko: Maximizing flexibility in graphics production, the powerful ClipDeko option is now integrated with offline PostDeko for Editors software. This gives users access to clip assignments for graphics from a more flexible offline environment. The new Clip Viewer tool allows clips to be previewed right from the user’s desktop without requiring the Deko hardware.

As always, clips can be scrubbed, trimmed, looped and synched with your Motion effects. Unlock tremendous creative potential in offline graphics production with the addition of ClipDeko to PostDeko for Editors.

Deko v5.0 Compatibility

Adding a wealth of animation capabilities to offline graphics production, PostDeko for Editors supports many of the Deko v5.0 features.

PowerClips: Create stunning video effects like multiple, moving headshots and animating treatments like traveling flares.  PowerClips are integrated clip effects for smaller size video playback and are available in HD and SD for Deko 3000 systems with the ClipDeko option.

Motion-in-Motion: Global-style Motion effects for Deko 3000 and Deko 1000 models that "add on" to standard Motion actions. For example, animate your text layers with real time, content independent glows and blurs, then animate the entire graphic with scale and rotation effects for a "breathing" treatment.

Z-Depth Animation: Allows greater Motion playback in true 3D space with additional Z position toolset from existing Motion editor.

Texture Shadows: Control color, distance, direction, blur and opacity with new Deko shader treatments that can be added dynamically to an image texture, and more commonly to a static headshot.

Graphics Workflow Integration

DNxHD: Now supports alpha! PostDeko for Editors movies can now be saved with the new DNxHD codec to allow for "fast import" to Avid Editors!

Learn More. Try Out PostDeko for Free!
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