Avid's Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast. Designed to handle high volumesof 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 the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

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 (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, 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.

More content today is shot with high-res cameras, but the majority of programming is still HD. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end. In addition, 1D/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Color Decision Lists (CDLs) make it easy to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, noncreative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow. Plus, you’ll get peace of mind as Media Composer now fully manages AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with native Avid media.



Edit, share, tag, track, and sync media and projects with everyone on your editing team—no matter where you are in the world. Media Composer enables you to connect to Interplay | Production systems through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), making remote cloud-based collaboration easy and cost-effective. What’s more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same tools and workflows you know and trust.

Forget wasting time mixing down audio levels by trial and error. With the new Master Audio Fader, you can insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. You can also now make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline—independently of any track-based automation—with the Clip Gain control.

Video Satellite is now included with Media Composer, enabling audio editors and mixers to play Avid HD and SD video sequences directly in sync with their Pro Tools session, while maintaining full system power. In addition, Pro Tools | Software now includes the Avid Video Engine, enabling Pro Tools sound editors and mixers to play HD video of the latest Media Composer cuts directly in the Pro Tools timeline.


Expand your creativity with options

Edit with the exact tools you need by simply adding options for the workflows you want. Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and the Boris Continuum Complete Lite effects pack with the Media Composer | Symphony Option for online editing. Integrate Media Composer into iNEWS and ENPS workflows with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option for news editing. And capture, monitor, and output video with a hardware-accelerated Media Composer | Nitris DX or Media Composer | Mojo DX video I/O interface.


Avid Media Composer 8 Includes:

  • 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)


Avid Media Composer 8 Features:

  • Create cut lists and EDLs from within 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
  • Edit easier with new AMA enhancements:
  • Find what you need faster with the new AMA navigation window
  • Consolidate or transcode only AMA clips in your sequence
  • Relink to specified video and audio tracks in your timeline
  • Speed through tasks with drag-and-drop support


Avid Media Composer 8 Specifications:

For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements for the latest version of Media Composer.


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


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

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

Note: 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.

Note: 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.

Note: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. Their Customer Success and Engineering teams are equipped with these systems in our development and support labs. For an optimal experience with Media Composer, they strongly recommend choosing an Avid-qualified system. Avid cannot guarantee performance, compatibility, or the resolution of issues with other systems.

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Avid Media Composer 8 with dongle

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