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  • It’s here … Avid Liquid.

    Posted by Neil Sadwelkar on November 4, 2005 at 7:19 pm

    Some years ago a company called Pinnacle made a product called Liquid. it grew into a rather nice editing software and even had hardware to match and go all the way to uncompressed.

    Recently Avid Acquired Pinnacle and have now re-launched this as Avid Liquid.
    Here …

    There’s also Avid Liquid Pro (maybe a relaunched Liquid Edition Pro). And Avid Chrome.

    No, I don’t work for Avid, but I had opportunity to cut on Liquid some years ago and it seemed quite easy and usable. And rather stable too. It’s no Avid, but for a lot of first timers, it may have a greater draw than an Avid.

    And then Avid may never be able to edit MPEG, DivX, and WM9 media natively. Nor capture straight to MPEG. Not render in the background, or do a ‘continuous save’, meaing no need to save ever. All this Liquid can do.

    Worth checking out.


    Matt Abron replied 18 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Jb

    November 4, 2005 at 8:16 pm

    Sorry but it should say that a few years ago pinnacle bought a german nle app with a revolutionary background rendering among other things a developed it into “Liquid” all variety’s

    James B.

  • Oakmozart

    November 5, 2005 at 5:23 am

    Correct. And that German company would have been “Fast” if I recall correctly (Fast Technologies?). Makers of Fast Purple, as I remember playing with vividly…

  • Matt Abron

    November 6, 2005 at 8:18 pm

    It’s from the Fast “Video Machine products” then evolved into the “601” way before the liquid name; a hybrid linear and nonlinear NLE, If my memory is right, it came with a one channel and 2 channel DDR (Virtual Disk Recorder or feeder)along with several source decks made this an interesting solution for that time…I used the FAST 601 almost 12 (I think) years ago and was blown away at the design and stability for that time…but could not seem to get a market share…

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