Price When Reviewed: 309 . 619
Pros: Lots of effects options, easy-to-use compositional tools, powerful real-time engine for DV, capable HDV support, well integrated DVD authoring.
Cons: Loses real-time processing with HDV, Pro version required for analog preview output, no automated scan/capture utility, Avid may
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Liquid is like the gift in a lengthy game of pass-the-parcel. First it was developed by Fast, then purchased by Pinnacle. Now that the latter has in turn been consumed by Avid, Liquid is in its third pair of hands, but the music has stopped for the time being.
However, whereas Pinnacle’s consumer products have all kept their branding and will be treated as a separate division within Avid, Liquid has been subsumed under Avid itself. Now, it sits alongside Avid’s own Xpress, an application that was traditionally in competition with Liquid.