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Avid Media Composer | Ultimate

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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.

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.

For professional editors, assistants, journalists, producers, moviemakers, educators, and other media contributors who need advanced post-production and collaborative workflows, Media Composer | Ultimate (formerly known as simply Media Composer) provides all the same features and functions of the under $20/month Media Composer, plus additional software and workflows to facilitate working collaboratively as a team.

Media Composer | Ultimate supports shared bins and projects, integrates with MediaCentral—including MediaCentral | Editorial Management and Production Management—for collaboration, and includes the Media Composer | PhraseFind,ScriptSync, Symphony, and NewsCutter options. It’s available as a monthly or annual subscription, in packs of “virtual” licenses, and in packs of floating licenses.

An Education version is also available at a special discounted price for students and teachers.

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.

Collaborate with anyone, anywhere
When it’s crunch time, collaboration is key. Media Composer | Ultimate makes it a breeze.Share media, projects, and bins to complete projects faster, together. Share assets locally and remotely with Avid NEXIS. Collaborate with other Media Composer, MediaCentral |Editorial Management, MediaCentral Production Management, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro editors and contributors. And extend real-time production everywhere with Media Composer | Cloud Remote.

Edit anything
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
Media Composer | Ultimate includes the Symphony Option, providing advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering to finish and deliver projects. It also comes with the 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.

Run Media Composer virtually
For broadcasters and media enterprises, Media Composer | Ultimate is available as a “virtual” license that runs on a single server, enabling multiple editors to access the software and projects remotely using an Internet-connected computer or zero client. Not only will you save time on software deployment and upgrades, you get more access flexibility and easier management

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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.