Diary of An Avid Switcher Part 5 – Upgrades, Audio & Effects

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Videoguys Avid MC7 Upgrade Pricing

New MC65 $ 999 Upgrade from Xpress DV/Pro MC65UPXPRESS $ 488 MC 3.0 - 5.5 MC65UPPRE6 $ 399 MC 6.0 MC65UP6 $ 299 MC 6.5 MC7UP65 $ 299 How To Upgrade Avid Media Composer

So in practice for the anticipated installation of Avid Media Composer 7 I’ve decided to actually update my Avid installation to MC As always with Avid nothing is as simple as it could be, so here is a quick guide on how to upgrade your Avid Media Composer installation.

The general workflow is:

0. Write down your system ID

1. Deactivate your licence

2. Uninstall Avid

3. Re-install Avid

4. Reactivate your license

To find your system ID load up Media Composer then go to: Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer. You’ll see your System ID on the right handside of the branded Avid launch image. Scribble it down.

To deactivate your current installation of Media Composer from within the program go to Special > Deactivate Software License. You will need to be online to be able to do this.

Next head to Applications > Avid Uninstallers and run the uninstaller. You will want to have all the boxes checked for a straight forward update.

Download the update you’re upgrading to from the Avid site and run the installation. Once installed the next time you launch AMC it will ask you to reactivate your license, do that and then you’re done. Phew! read more...

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