Avid Media Composer | Perpetual License 2018
Media Composer is the industry’s leading professional video editing software across the movie, television, news, sports, and broadcast industries. It now includes three tiers of product offerings—Media Composer | First, a free version for aspiring moviemakers and editors; Media Composer, the industry-standard, which offers advanced tools for independent moviemakers and editors; and Media Composer | Ultimate, which provides all the same editing tools as Media Composer, but with expanded workflows and additional software options included for collaborative film, television, news, education, and other video teams and facilities.
New Media Composer perpetual licenses will still be available in 2018. This is the same perpetual license we currently offer—just with a new name. While it includes all of the same collaborative features of Media Composer | Ultimate, ScriptSync, PhraseFind, and Symphony are available as add-on subscriptions.
It also includes a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan (formerly known as an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan), which provides access to all new releases and Standard (web) support (or upgrade to Elite support for high-priority phone and web assistance) for one year, renewable annually for $299/year (USD). If you don’t renew your plan before it expires, you can continue using Media Composer at the last version available before your plan expired.
Avid Media Composer Perpetual license
Media Composer now gives you more choices in how you acquire and use the software. Edit on premises or remotely through the cloud. Work on a Mac or PC. Access the software through a monthly or annual subscription or on demand with a floating license. Or own the software outright forever with a perpetual license. In addition, you can configure it your way with the options you need to get the job done, from real-time remote collaboration through Media Composer | Cloud, to advanced colour correction and mastering tools, iNEWS and ENPS integration, and software for creating effects, titles, and more. It’s the only professional editing solution that’s available everywhere you need it, the way you want it.
Avid Media Composer
Deliver your best stories
There’s a reason why more professional moviemakers and television editors use Media Composer than any other video editing solution—it gives you the editing and finishing speed you need to complete projects faster. From its ACE-certified tools and unique timesaving workflows, to the most reliable media management in the biz, Media Composer empowers creative storytelling like no other.
SD and HD. 2K through 8K and beyond. Even stereoscopic 3D and HDR. No matter what media you’ve got, Media Composer welcomes the widest range of file/camera formats,codecs, and resolutions, so you can acquire and turn around content faster. Without copying or transcoding media first. Whether you’ve got footage in a camera, media drive, smartphone,or video server, bringing your story together is easy.
Get beauty without the wait
It’s no secret that high-resolution, high frame rate media can put the brakes on any workflow. Media Composer eliminates these bottlenecks, offering powerful 64-bit performance,groundbreaking Avid DNxHR, AMA, and Avid Resolution Independence technologies, plusbackground rendering and transcoding, to keep your media and creativity flowing.
Gain great efficiency
Experience the fastest editorial workflows in the industry. Instantly access and edit file-basedmedia without transcoding or copying media. Build stories with up to 24 video tracks. Preview clips before committing them to a project. Edit multicam projects with ease. Even automatenon-creative media tasks—such as transcoding, consolidating, and relinking—in the background using Dynamic Media Folders.
Get reliable media management
Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media for you, so you’ll never lose sight of your assets. Gain peace of mind with over 20 years of industry-proven media management innovation supporting everything you do.
Design stunning visuals
Add dramatic flair to your stories with a host of built-in effects, color, and title tools. From creating jaw-dropping VFX, green screen composites, motion effects, and transitions, to correcting color, tinting scenes, and designing graphical titles and animations, it’s easy to give your projects that professional polish.
Work in HDR
With support for a variety of High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specs, profiles, and workflows, Media Composer enables you to color grade video and achieve richer, more dramatic imagery, with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights. It’s a fast-growing technology—and an important way to future-proof your valuable content.
Extend your workflow
Opional upgrades include: Symphony Option, providing advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering to finish and deliver projects. NewsCutter Option, making it easy to integrate with MediaCentral |Newsroom Management, iNEWS, and other ENPS for streamlined news editing (Windows only).
Create studio-quality soundtracks
Sound is half the picture. With Media Composer, you can make your projects sound as good as they look. Record, edit, and mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 surround. Create groups tomix dialog, Foley, music, and sound effects more easily. And polish soundtracks using the same high-quality audio effects and sound processors that come with Pro Tools.
Get the Avid hardware advantage
Looking for the fastest way to capture, monitor, and output high-quality video? Pair Media Composer with an Avid Artist interface and get the tight integration you need to handle the most demanding workflows—from portable 4K interfaces, to solutions that offer an extensive array of I/O or video over IP. You can also use third-party interfaces through Avid Open I/O.
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.