...Avid Media Composer First (link is external) offers all of the power of the full version of Media Composer for free, with a few notable limits. Unlike many free versions of larger editors, Media Composer First will allow you to do most everything its big brother can. You’re limited to four video tracks, six audio tracks and up to five bins. You are able to import footage in resolutions higher than HD, but output options are limited; you can export SD and HD video, but not 4K.
Unlike most other free programs, Media Composer First is a great training tool. Media Composer First is a great way to learn the Media Composer workflow for free. The full version of Media Composer is a powerful program but can be tricky to learn because it works a bit differently from other editors. Since Media Composer First is based on the flagship program, there will be a learning curve for new editors or new Avid users....[continue reading]