What Is This?
It appears another really good freeware has disappeared from the internet. Avid Free DV
was a limited-edition freeware version of the professional Avid non-linear editor (NLE). It wasn't as advanced as Premiere or Vegas, so I didn't really use it all that often, but it was a lot better than the cheap or other free offerings at the time. And to be honest, it's still better than most current cheap/free options! After Avid bought Pinnacle, they distanced themselves from consumer-grade products, and dropped support of this great little program. Pinnacle is now the consumer-level product brand.
Does it Work in Windows XP-Vista-7 or Mac OS X ?
This works great in Windows XP. I've not tested it in Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit, nor Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit. Feel free to download it, install it, test it, and post your findings. Share your experience with the community.
If anybody has the Mac OS X version, let me have it!
I'll post it here too. The final Mac version was 1.8, but I'll take whatever I can get.
A guide for this may be created when I find some time. For now, just muddle through it. (It's really NOT that hard!)
How to Install ?
Although you didn't have to buy anything, Avid wanted you to register, before you could install it. Since that's no longer available, use this one:
Serial Number: AvidFreeDV-31E3
Authorization Code: AF7R-XJ5C-UC7K-552H-KE7Q
Should I Use This?
If you have $50 or more to spend, I'd suggest buying one of the program listed below instead. Note that prices are approximate, rounded, will vary month to month, and version to version (for old versions). Many of the links below are for Amazon
, because we always suggest buying boxed version -- you have discs this way. No "where did I download the file" moments, losing software with a bad hard drive, etc.
WindowsMac OS XNot in USA?
No problem. Look up the product you want at the links below:
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