Teach Your Children Well, Teach them Avid Media Composer
Avid is the NLE tool of choice for Hollywood, Broadcast Television, Film Makers and Post Production facilities. While other NLEs may claim to be used for a few select programs, almost every Oscar adn Emmy winning program was cut on an Avid. Being an Avid editor still means something, and if you want your students to have the best real world training and experiences to launch their career, you need oto make sure you are teaching them Avid Media composer. I'm not saying it's the only NLE to teach them, I'm saying that if you don't teach them Avid, you are not giving them the best possible chance to be successful. Only Avid offers the collaborative tools and media management required on today's complex productions. Often involving multiple editors and post production creatives working remotely together to create the final product. Inthese workflows Avid is still King, and with their new announcements of Native 4K support and their new DNxHR CODEC, the future is looking brighter than ever.
See how Avid helps educators elevate student success
What does it take for students to realize their full potential? Creative teaching programs, dedicated faculty, and the power of technology. That?s why the world?s leading educators have partnered with Avid to help empower the next generation of artists and media professionals. From Pro Tools to Media Composer, our industry-standard products help students learn real-world skills to maximize their career opportunities
One of the things that I think has been overlooked this past year with Avid's Everywhere initiative and the new 'flavors' of Media Composer (see our Avid Guide to the new Media Composer [Software for complete details) is how ridiculously affordable Avid is now for students, teachers, educators and Academic institutions. Let's review all the great options Avid has given students and educators:
Teacher and Students can subscribe to Media Composer for less than $10 per month!
That's right, less than $10 per month. As long as you purchase an annual subscription, it only costs students and teachers $119 per year ($115 from Videoguys). This is insane. You get the very latest version of Media Composer, along with the Symphony option and a full years worth of updates, upgrades and phone support.
Exisitng Academic Media COmposer owners can upgrade for undr $100 per year!
If you already own an older version of Media Composer (Or Media Composer with Symphony), you can purchase an 1 Year Annual Support Plan & Renewal for Teachers, Students & Institutions for just $99 ($95 from Videoguys).
With the annual support contract you get any and all updates and upgrades plus phone support. What a great deal. You keep your software, even if you decide not to renew the support contract. It simply gets frozen on the last version you downloaded and installed.
You can purchase Media Composer Educational for just $299 per seat. ($279 from Videoguys)
This price is good for students, teachers and Academic institutions. Your perpetual purchase also includes the first year of annual support, so you'll be getting all the updates and upgrades for free for the first year. After that, you'll want to purchase an academic support plane (see above) for just $99 per year ($95 from Videoguys)
Educational facilities needing more than 6 seats of Media Composer should go to an Academic Floating License and save hundreds or even thousands of dollars!
The Avid floating license allows you to deploy 20 or 50 seats of Media Composer throughout your network. You install the license server on a network server or workstation, and with it you manage which machines in your network are activated.
Academic Floating License packs come to under $100 per seat! A Media Composer [ Software Floating License, 20-Pack ACADEMIC with Floating License Server is just $1999 ($1,899 from Videoguys). The 50-Pack ACADEMIC is just $4,999 ($4,699 from Videoguys). That is an incredible deal for both new and existing Avid customers. You can combine and combination of Floating packs (20 & 50s) to create whatever level of deployment fits your needs and budget.
Another big advantage of the Floating licenses is that you can control which computers in your facility are activated, allowing you to stretch your dollars even further. Let's say you have 3 Avid labs, with 8 computers each, but you typically only have 2 of the 3 labs in use at any given time. You could use a 20-Pack license server to meet all your needs. If you have two labs of 20 seats each, you may want to get a 50 seat license to give you some flexibility to allow some of the additional seats to be "checked out" so that students or teachers could run Media Composer on their personal laptop or their computer back at the dorm.
The Academic Floating License is an incredible deal that combines value and control. Even if your facility already has a bunch of Avid seats, you should look into upgrading and consolidating them into floating licenses. The price is right, and you will gain complete control over who is using and where each seat is deployed. Dwnload Avid's pdf "Media Composer Floating Licensing and Benefits" for more information.
Never before has it been so easy and so affordable to get started with Avid. Whether you are a student, teacher or the guy/gal who runs your schools technology department, our knowledgeable sales staff is here to help guide you. We will take the time to make sure you have the computer system in place to handle your HD projects and workflows. We'll also provide you recommendations for upgrades. plug-ins, storage and third party hardware to make your Avid even more efficient and powerful. Give us a call 800-323-2325 and let us help you to become an Avid editor or facility!
Avid Media Composer [ Software is the industry?s leading professional film and video editing system.
Certified by American Cinema Editors (ACE), Media Composer enables educators to help students become proficient with the same tools they?ll use as professional editors. From student films and projects, and on to TV shows, broadcast journalism, commercials, and big-budget films, Media Composer empowers students with the editorial skills and edge they need to jumpstart a successful career.
Top 7 Reasons to Get Media Composer [ Software for Education
Accelerate high-res and file-based workflows
Get powerful 64-bit performance and experience the ?waitless? workflow. Instantly access and edit RED, ARRI ALEXA, QuickTime, ProRes, AVCHD, XDCAM, and other file-based media?without transcoding. Accelerate HD delivery from high-res 2K, 4K, and 5K sources, with full creative control of image framing. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, and more in real time. And get more time to perfect your story by automating media management tasks in the background.
Extend real-time production everywhere
Sometimes the best talent or cost-effective solution is on the other side of the world. With support for Media Composer [ Cloud (formerly Interplay? Sphere) you can edit, share, tag, track, and sync media as it flows through the production process from everywhere in the world.
Get the look you want
Create stunning visuals using the huge collection of built-in tools and stereoscopic 3D workflows. From effects and transitions, to tools for color correction, motion tracking, keying, compositing, and creating titles, you have everything you need to create and deliver your best stories.
Create and mix sound
Media Composer offers the most comprehensive audio toolset of any editing software. Create and mix soundtracks in up to 7.1 surround. Polish mixes using the same professional plug-ins that come with Pro Tools?. And integrate workflows directly with Pro Tools mixers
Work the way you want
Work with a video interface for capture/monitoring or without for on-the-go editing. Tape-based or file-based editing.
Work individually oe extend collaboration everywhere. No matter what you're faced with, Media Composer provides the workflows yuo need.
Edit like a pro on a student budget
To help empower the next generation of successful editors, college students, educators, and schools can get a significant discount on Media Composer for education. In addition, all Media Composer subscriptions and purchases come with one year of standard Avid Support and software updates/upgrades to keep you on the cutting edge throughout your studies.
Get the help you need
Our goal is to help students succeed. That?s why we offer several resources to help you learn and grow in the industry. Accelerate your skills with Avid Training and Certification programs. Get help from our staff and other editors in the Avid forums. And find helpful tips, tutorials, and other great resources across our website.
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