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Avid Media Composer v8

Avid Media Composer  | Software opens your possibilities even further, simplifying and accelerating file-based workflows and extending real-time production everywhere so you can focus on telling the best story possible. Media Composer digital video software was designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media. Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-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, remotely through the cloud, on demand, through a low-cost subscription, or purchase a license outright making Media Composer video editing software the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

With Media Composer | Software for Education, students, educational institutions, and faculty can use these professional tools with academic discounts.

New Key Features of Avid Media Composer | Software (v8):

  • Freedom of Choice: Media Composer (v8) now gives users more choices in how you acquire and use the digital video 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 Avid Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), to advanced color 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 large-scale media enterprise, post-production houses, and educational institutions, Avid Media Composer now offers floating licensing, enabling you to purchase a “pack” of shared licenses to deploy across your entire facility using a single system ID. This enables multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations when licenses are available (not actively in use).
     
  • Media Composer comes with a new application manager that keeps you up to date with your software. See what Avid software, AMA plug-ins, and related third-party applications you have installed on your system. Get notified when new updates, upgrades, and renewals are available. Activate and download new software, updates, and upgrades from the interface. And if you’re interested in a new product or upgrade, you can even see if a software trial is available to try it out first. It will even alert you about special offers, upcoming webinars, and events.
     
  • Create cut lists and EDLs from within Avid Media Composer
     
  • Do multicam editing in stereoscopic 3D
     
  • Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media
     
  • Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler
     
  • Edit without interruption with new audio waveform caching
     
  • View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML
     
  • Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file
     
  • Work with Alpha channel media using the new AMA QuickTime with Alpha plug-in

Media Composer | Software for Education Perpetual Licenses

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Academic + Dongle Kit

(Activation Card for Institution, Student, Teacher with Dongle Kit)

Part# 9935-65687-06

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Academic Standard Avid Support renewal

(For customers with a current support contract on a single license Avid Media Composer. Allows for 1 year of upgrades and technical support. For customers with an older version of Media Composer and no current support contract please contact us.)

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Media Composer | Software for Education Annual Subscriptions

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Annual Subscription for Academic Institutions

(Activation Card View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

Part# 9935-65754-00

 

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Media Composer | Software for Education Floating Licenses

Floating License Academic Institutions: 20 Pack

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Floating License Academic Institutions: 50 Pack

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Academic Standard Avid Support Renewal

(For Educational Institutions ONLY, who have a current support contract on multiple licenses and floating packs of Avid Media Composer. Allows for 1 year of upgrades and technical support.)

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Academic Floating License Conversion: 20 Pack

(Must supply 20 client licenses to retire - Activation Card)

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Academic Floating License Conversion: 50 Pack

(Must supply 50 client licenses to retire - Activation Card)

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Academic Annual Upgrade & Support Plan Renewal for Individual Licenses

(Price Per License, must currently have Avid Standard Support)

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Media Composer | Software Production Pack add-on

Academic Production Pack add-on

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Part# 9935-71668-00

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Academic Production Pack add-on

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Media Composer | Software (v8) System Requirements:

Windows:

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • OS:Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
  • Memory:
    • 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
    • 8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
    • 16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro family2 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD

 

Mac OS X:

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer
  • OS: Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
  • Memory:
    • 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
    • 8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
    • 16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce family2 (recommended), Intel HD4000 or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple) )
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD

 

Additional compatibility information:

  • QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime X for Mac users and QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows users
  • Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material
     

1) Media Composer | Cloud is not supported on systems using background transcode or Dynamic Media Folders. Avid recommends 12+ Gb of RAM for Media Composer | Cloud workflows involving HD long GOP media, such as AVCHD, MPEG-2, and XDCAM. For more information, please consult the Media Composer | Cloud product page

2) NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory. For information regarding the graphics card supported with your specific configuration, please refer to the Avid-qualified Windows-based computer list or Avid-qualified Mac-based computer list.

What's Included with Media Composer Annual Subscription:

  • Media Composer—Edit SD, HD, and stereoscopic 3D material
  • Media Composer | Symphony Option—Add advanced color, effects, and mastering tools
  • Boris Continuum Complete Lite—Create 2D and 3D graphics, effects, and more
  • NewBlue Titler Pro v2—Create 2D and 3D video titles
  • Sorenson Squeeze Lite—Optimize and deliver content
  • EDL Manager—Export timecode metadata
  • FilmScribe—Export film metadata
  • iZotope Insight 30-day trial—View and troubleshoot audio mixes
  • Standard Avid Support (includes software updates/upgrades)

 

 

What's Included with Media Composer Perpetual License:

  • Media Composer—Edit SD, HD, and stereoscopic 3D material
  • NewBlue Titler Pro v1—Create 2D and 3D video titles
  • EDL Manager—Export timecode metadata
  • FilmScribe—Export film metadata
  • iZotope Insight 30-day trial—View and troubleshoot audio mixes
  • One year of standard Avid Support (includes complimentary software updates/upgrades; renewable annually)

 

 

What's Included with Media Composer Production Pack:

  • iZotope Insight—View and troubleshoot audio mixes
  • NewBlue Titler Pro v2—Create 2D and 3D titles
  • Sorenson Squeeze—Optimize and deliver content

 

The Media Composer Production Pack includes the following software:
NewBlue Titler Pro 2—Get the groundbreaking efficiency of the original Titler Pro with even more stunning visual appeal and sophistication. NewBlue Titler Pro 2 enables you to create professional 2D and 3D video titles directly in your Media Composer timeline with speed and efficiency.
• Easily dial in the perfect look with new custom lights, bevels, and additional texture options
• Tap into rich styles and dynamic animations that will enliven your production through the simple and intuitive interface
• Avoid the time and learning curve present in other titling solutions
iZotope Insight—Optimize audio mixes with a comprehensive metering suite for post production and broadcast applications. Insight provides an extensive set of audio analysis and metering tools, perfect for visualizing changes made during mixing and mastering, troubleshooting problematic mixes, and ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards.
• Customize and scale the interface for your workflow and needs
• Visually monitor all relevant information from any mono, stereo, or surround mix in a convenient floating window
• Keep an eye—as well as an ear—on your mix at all times
Sorenson Squeeze—The best video encoder just got better. Sorenson Squeeze is a powerful and easy-to-use encoding tool for rendering the highest-quality video and audio files for optimal playback online, on a mobile device, or on disc.
• Get support for a wide variety of input and output formats commonly used today
• Quickly render media files for the web, cell phones, disc players, and Apple iOS devices
• Access a vast selection of customized encoding presets that require only limited knowledge of the complexities of video encoding
 

Customer Reviews

  1. best editing program available

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    Media Composer frees up an editor to actually edit creatively. Initially, it seems hard, but once you're in, it's a breeze.

  2. The best there is.

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    The best product in this market. I love the various choices one has in executing an action. Tremendous possibility. I give it five stars.

    Location: Student

  3. Great Experience

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    Flawless experience, very easy to find what you're looking for and place your order. Nothing to complain about.

    Location: Florida