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McQ Updates Cutter to 2.1

Cuts-only edit controller gains functionality with Mac-based Avid and Media 100 systems By Dave Nagel
McQ Software has released Cutter 2.1, a new version of the company's Macintosh-based cuts-only edit controller. The new version, which is free for current users, gains several interface improvements and new features, as well as functionality with Mac-based Avid and Media 100 systems.

Cutter 2.1 can perform interformat editing, including downconverting from 24p to 30i, upconverting 30i to 24p and standard NTSC, PAL and 24-FPS tape to tape editing. It works with any broadcast or professional video machine with RS-422 control capability and with Macintosh computers with either built-in Modem/Printer ports or PCI RS-422 cards running Mac OS 8.1 through 9.2.x.




Other new features in version 2.1 include:

  • Support for multiple serial ports using PCI serial port cards
  • Option-Mark In/Out to mark both source and record with selected VTR's TC
  • Option-channel click to rescan VTRs
  • Sorting during EDL import, and Sort command in List menu
  • Improved synchronization
  • Five-frame auto-trim option for 24p source machines with 30i record
  • Support for Avid Log file export, including when editing 24p to 30i, with pullin notation
  • Export lists to Media 100 PowerLog format from any qualified Mac
  • Complete interface redesign.

For registered owners of Cutter 2.0.x, the 2.1 update is free. The full version runs $595, with significant discounts for additional seats. For more information, visit http://www.mcqpro.com/html/Cutter.html.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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