Avid DS Alternatives

    Avid DS is described as 'high-end offline and finishing system comprising a non-linear editing system and visual effects software'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Avid DS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and Adobe After Effects. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Avid DS are Adobe After Effects (Paid), MAGIX Vegas Pro (Paid), HitFilm Pro (Paid) and Sketchfab (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.
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    2. Adobe After Effects is the premiere digital video effects software used industry wide for film making and TV production as well as creative work including high-end video intros and audio-reactive music visualizers.
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    3. VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead.
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    4. Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins. Every new format has its global platform: videos have Youtube, photos have flickr, sounds have Soundcloud... Now 3D files have Sketchfab.
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    5. Blackmagic Fusion (formerly known as Fusion and eyeon Fusion) is an image compositing software program created by eyeon Software Inc, now developed by Blackmagic Design. It is typically used to create visual effects and digital compositing for movies, TV-series and commercials.
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    6. NUKE is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market.
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    7. Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects. Motion is now included in the Final Cut Pro X video post-production suite.
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    8. Autodesk® Smoke® software is a leader in editorial finishing for high-quality commercial and broadcast projects. Smoke offers an end-to-end finishing toolset that combines intuitive timeline navigation with advanced 3D finishing tools.
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    9. Liconcomp can compose videos, text, and camera images live and play them back in real time. It's perfect for the playback of content on large screens, LED walls, scrolling LED displays, LED perimeter systems, and screens in custom formats.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.2, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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