Whether you are an aspiring video editor or independent professional bringing your next story to life—this is for you!
The new Media Composer. Completely reimagined for what you need today and tomorrow, while maintaining everything you know and love about the Emmy®, Oscar®, and ACE Eddie award-winning tool that started it all. Experience all the new capabilities the minute they're ready.
Edit at the speed of imagination. Reimagined to inspire creative video editing through a more intuitive interface and an enhanced user experience.
See & use only the tools you need
Reduce clutter and access the tools you need when you need them with task-oriented workspaces (editing, coloring, effects, and audio).
Edit at the speed of imagination
Tell your story quickly with fluid timeline editing and tools that support your creativity.
Manage massive amounts of media
New intuitive ways to organize, display, and access your content for greater control.
Visually navigate content
Find that perfect take or media faster than ever with new bin mapping and navigation.
Easily manage metadata
Create, edit, or view metadata for any clip or sequence in a bin with the new Inspector Tool.
Finish & Deliver
Finish with pristine quality with total color precision and interoperability using the new 32-bit full float color pipeline. Deliver industry-standard IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packaging for OTT and other production companies.
Maximum finishing capabilities
New 32-bit full floating point pipeline ensures pristine-quality content when roundtripping any hi-res, HDR color data as well as effects processing.
Ahead of the curve with ACES Support
The first video editor to join the ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) Logo Program under the new Editorial Finishing product category, working towards an ACES ready workflow.
Compatible with OpenEXR, an industry-standard finishing format, which improves interoperability workflows and reduces complexity.
Work uncompressed efficiently
Avid’s 32-bit DNxUncompressed format enables you to work with camera originals and apply render color corrections and VFX while maintaining the full bit depth of the media.
IMF packaging support for ingest & delivery
Either ingest or deliver IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages—a standard interchange format for OTT specifications and requirements.
Avid Joins Netflix’s Post Technology Alliance
Being part of the Post Technology Alliance ensures Media Composer will meet Netflix’s high-quality technical and delivery specifications.
Go further with Media Composer | Ultimate
Need to work together as a team in a post-production, news, or other media environment? Media Composer | Ultimate (formerly Media Composer) provides all the same editing tools as Media Composer, plus extended workflows for real-time collaboration.
Here are some key advantages that Media Composer | Ultimate offers over Media Composer:
- Share bins and projects with other Media Composer and MediaCentral editors, loggers, and assistants Collaborate locally and remotely with editors, journalists, producers, and other content contributors across the MediaCentral environment
- Access, edit, and share media stored on Avid NEXIS and other MediaCentral-managed storage systems, no matter where you or the assets reside
- Find the right clips fast by simply typing a word or phrase with the Media Composer | PhraseFind Option, included
- Find the best takes in seconds for every line of dialog in a script with the Media Composer | ScriptSync Option, included
- Get access to advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering with the Media Composer | Symphony Option, included
- Integrate with MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, and other ENPS for streamlined news editing with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option, included (Windows only)
With this Media Composer | Ultimate option you get updates and standard support for a year.
Key features and benefits of Media Composer | Ultimate
Deliver your best stories
There’s a reason why more professional moviemakers and television editors use Media Composer than any other video editing solution—it gives you the editing and finishing speed you need to complete projects faster. From its ACE-certified tools and unique timesaving workflows, to the most reliable media management in the biz, Media Composer empowers creative storytelling like no other.
Collaborate with anyone, anywhere
When it’s crunch time, collaboration is key. Media Composer | Ultimate makes it a breeze. Share media, projects, and bins to complete projects faster, together. Share assets locally and remotely with Avid NEXIS. Collaborate with other Media Composer, MediaCentral | Editorial Management, MediaCentral | Production Management, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro editors and contributors. And extend real-time production everywhere with Media Composer | Cloud Remote.
SD and HD. 2K through 8K and beyond. Even stereoscopic 3D and HDR. No matter what media you’ve got, Media Composer welcomes the widest range of file/camera formats, codecs, and resolutions, so you can acquire and turn around content faster. Without copying or transcoding media first. Whether you’ve got footage in a camera, media drive, smartphone, or video server, bringing your story together is easy.
Get beauty without the wait
It’s no secret that high-resolution, high frame rate media can put the brakes on any workflow. Media Composer eliminates these bottlenecks, offering powerful 64-bit performance, groundbreaking Avid DNxHR, AMA, and Avid Resolution Independence technologies, plus background rendering and transcoding, to keep your media and creativity flowing.
Gain great efficiency
Experience the fastest editorial workflows in the industry. Instantly access and edit file-based media without transcoding or copying media. Build stories with up to 24 video tracks. Preview clips before committing them to a project. Edit multicam projects with ease. Even automate non-creative media tasks—such as transcoding, consolidating, and relinking—in the background using Dynamic Media Folders.
Find the best takes and right clips fast
Editing a movie, TV show, or interview? Save hours of clip searching time with two powerful solutions included with Media Composer | Ultimate. Find the best takes fast with ScriptSync, which analyzes all clip dialog in your project, then syncs all relevant clips to the script. For dialog-heavy productions, PhraseFind indexes all clip dialog, so you can find all relevant clips in seconds by typing a keyword or phrase.
Get reliable media management
Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media for you, so you’ll never lose sight of your assets. Gain peace of mind with over 20 years of industry-proven media management innovation supporting everything you do.
Design stunning visuals
Add dramatic flair to your stories with a host of built-in effects, color, and title tools. From creating jaw-dropping VFX, green screen composites, motion effects, and transitions, to correcting color, tinting scenes, and designing graphical titles and animations, it’s easy to give your projects that professional polish.
Work in HDR
With support for a variety of High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specs, profiles, and workflows, Media Composer enables you to color grade video and achieve richer, more dramatic imagery, with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights. It’s a fast-growing technology—and an important way to future-proof your valuable content.
Extend your workflow
Media Composer | Ultimate includes the Symphony Option, providing advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering to finish and deliver projects. It also comes with the NewsCutter Option, making it easy to integrate with MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, and other ENPS for streamlined news editing (Windows only).
Create studio-quality soundtracks
Sound is half the picture. With Media Composer, you can make your projects sound as good as they look. Record, edit, and mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 surround. Create groups to mix dialog, Foley, music, and sound effects more easily. And polish soundtracks using the same high-quality audio effects and sound processors that come with Pro Tools.
Expand your creative possibilities
Don’t have the footage or effects you need? Shop the in-app Avid Marketplace—no shoes, shirt, or pants required. Preview stock footage in context with your project. Purchase plug-ins, software options, and hardware to extend your capabilities. You’ll even find training material to help advance your editing skills.
Get the Avid hardware advantage
Looking for the fastest way to capture, monitor, and output high-quality video? Pair Media Composer with an Avid Artist interface and get the tight integration you need to handle the most demanding workflows—from portable 4K interfaces, to solutions that offer an extensive array of I/O or video over IP. You can also use third-party interfaces through Avid Open I/O.
Run Media Composer virtually
For broadcasters and media enterprises, Media Composer | Ultimate is available as a “virtual” license that runs on a single server, enabling multiple editors to access the software and projects remotely using an Internet-connected computer or zero client. Not only will you save time on software deployment and upgrades, you get more access flexibility and easier management.