Avid unveiled the newest version of their Media Composer editing system at NAB last week. The NLE is an industry standard for film and TV editors. This all new version of the software promises new features to enhance workflows.
Avid CEO Jeff Rosica promised The Hollywood Reporter the this version of Media Composer is the biggest redesign the software has seen in fifteen years.
While The new Avid Media Composer is set for release in May, industry giants such as Netflix have already been testing the new system.
The New Media Composer includes a new interface, engine and output capabilities. The NLE can output video at 4K, 8K and 16K, as well as stereoscopic 3D and IMF (Interoperable Mastering Format).
Thanks to Avid's agreement with the Motion Picture Academy, Media Composer will also feature ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) for color management and correction.
Rosica also announced new cloud based tools alongside Media Composer.
"The cloud is a powerful tool for solving the problems of high-end production. Production has to scale very quickly to accommodate the expansion of content creation from Netflix, Hulu … [which could be done with the cloud] without having to build a new facility."Jeff Rosica, AVID CEO