The Media Composer family is part of the Avid Artist Suite, a new grouping of products comprised of the company’s industry-standard creative tools, including solutions for video editing, graphics creation, music creation, music notation, audio post, and live sound.
"To succeed in today’s rapidly evolving industry, creative professionals and media organisations need greater workflow flexibility and more choice over how to deploy their solutions,” stated Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “With Media Composer | Cloud and the new subscription and floating licensing options, professionals can collaborate everywhere and enjoy unprecedented choice over how, when, and where they deploy and scale their solutions. This is a key part of our Avid Everywhere vision."
What is Media Composer?
Media Composer is the most proven video editing software in the industry, trusted by professional editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res and HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, or remotely through the cloud—access through a low-cost subscription, on-demand via floating license, or own it outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial. Download a 30 day free trial here.
Options for Media Composer Include:
Media Composer | Symphony Option
Correct color and master faster by adding advanced and secondary color correction tools, plus mastering tools, to your editing workflow with this option for Media Composer. What's more, it comes with Boris Continuum Complete Lite, enabling you to create stunning 2D and 3D graphics and effects to get the look you want. The Symphony Option is included with all Media Composer subscriptions and available for purchase to Media Composer owners.
Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
Integrate Media Composer directly with iNEWS and/or ENPS systems to streamline your news editing to on-air workflow with this option for Media Composer. This option adds the functionality of the NRCS Tool found in NewsCutter, which is now discontinued, though many of its features and settings are now a part of Media Composer.
Media Composer | Cloud—Media Composer | Cloud
(Formerly Interplay® Sphere) extends real-time production everywhere, giving Media Composer editors the choice to connect remotely and access, edit, and collaborate with others as if they were on premises. This enables editors and assistants to shape stories collaboratively and remotely in the cloud, and enables production companies shooting on location to accelerate dailies tasks and get a head start on editing, thereby keeping production moving forward, regardless of proximity challenges.
Media Composer | Software subscription licensing
With annual Media Composer subscription options. Avid has significantly lowered the cost of entry to the industry’s most trusted editing tool. Customers can now gain access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support, and upgrades on a low-cost monthly or annual basis, or own the software outright for $1,299 USD and get one year of Avid support and upgrades, with additional upgrades available thereafter through annual support plan renewal.
Media Composer | Software floating licensing
For large-scale media enterprises, post-production houses, and educational institutions, Avid now offers floating licensing for Media Composer, making it possible to purchase a “pack” of shared licenses to deploy facility-wide using a single system ID. The floating license server software can be installed on a Windows-based computer at the facility, with the server software accessible from any Mac- or Windows-based computer, enabling multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations when licenses are available (not actively in use). Administrators can also permit users to “check out” licenses for systems, such as a laptop, taken off premises, setting a license expiration date to coincide with the end of the project.
Media Composer | Production Pack
Give your Media Composer projects the professional look and sound quality they need to make the biggest impact. The Media Composer | Production Pack includes three complementary software tools—NewBlue Titler Pro 2, iZotope Insight, and Sorenson Squeeze—that enable you to create stunning 2D and 3D video titles, analyse and troubleshoot audio mixes, and optimize video for web and disc play. A version of the Production Pack is included with Media Composer subscriptions; the full version is available to purchase for Media Composer owners.
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