Avid Media Composer is the smart choice for professional video editing in broadcast and video post-production facilities. Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever. The latest version of Media composer features the latest innovations in technology including faster editing workflows, Native support for up to 8K media, better audio editing tools, better visual feedback and so much more. Explore everything Media Composer can do for you.
Run Media Composer Virtually
For broadcasters and media enterprises, Media Composer is now available as a “virtual” license that runs on a single server in your facility, enabling multiple editors to access the software and projects remotely using an Internet-connected computer or zero client. Not only will you save time and money on software deployment, upgrades, power, and hardware, it gives you more access flexibility and easier centralized management of your software and systems.
Get Media Composer Your Way
You can now access Media Composer in more ways than ever. Get the lowest cost of entry with a subscription. Purchase and own the software outright. Get facility-wide floating licensing. Or choose the new “virtual” license to run Media Composer remotely from anywhere in your facility. And if you’re just starting out, check out Media Composer | First—a totally free version of Media Composer that’s ideal for learning the craft of professional editing. The choice is yours.
Work with More High-Res Media Natively
Satisfy your audience’s appetite for higher quality content. With native support for 2K, 4K, Ultra HD, and 8K media, you can acquire, manage, edit, and deliver content quickly and easily. Get support for the the most in-demand camera codecs, including Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic AVC-LongG. And view 2K/4K media in its native resolution on a client monitor—in real time—using Avid Artist I/O interfaces or any third-party Open I/O-compatible hardware.
Edit with Greater Efficiency
With tons of new enhancements and improvements, cutting together a powerful story just got a whole lot easier. Quickly find the original source of any sequence’s title or matte key using Match Frame. Save time with new project-level mask margins. Experience faster and more fluid effects and color correction performance when working with high-res media and other processing-intensive formats. Work with RED footage 4x faster. And quickly create a sequence based on a clip selection in the timeline.
Get Better Visual Feedback When Editing
Edit with greater precision—and confidence—with new high-visibility feedback displayed as you edit in the timeline. View clips in real time as you drag them around. See the impact your edits have on all affected clips and tracks with the new live trim update. Plus, you can now drag a clip directly onto the timeline to add a new track.
Sound Better with New Audio Tools
Quickly view all duplicate audio clips with Audio Dupe Detection. Extend audio punch-in recording beyond a sequence’s duration. Create bigger, richer soundtracks with up to 64 audio tracks. Create groups to discretely mix dialog, music, sound effects, and other audio. Automatically lower the music bed volume whenever a voiceover kicks in with audio ducking. And nest multiple AudioSuite effects on a single clip for greater flexibility and more creative freedom.
Work with Cutting-Edge Tools
It doesn’t matter how you learned to edit. Media Composer goes where others leave off, enabling you to work the way you want using ACE-certified editing tools. Trim and manipulate on the fly using the Smart Tool. Or perform ultra-precise cuts using award-winning Avid editing tools. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline without rendering. Manage and organize media in bins. And edit high-res and HD material in real time using Avid DNxHR and DNxHD.
Work Without Size Limitations
With Avid Resolution Independence, you can work with practically any media in any resolution. Link to, consolidate, and transcode media to any raster size—from 8K to custom rasters. Automate duplicating and parking high-res media into nearline storage using Dynamic Media Folders. Automatically transcode media to working editorial formats. And deliver high-res masters right from Media Composer, eliminating the need for a finishing tool.