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Fly through Edits with Ease

Avid Media Composer is the only video editing solution that lets you tailor the interface for any role in your organization.  Get The Same Tools Movie and TV Show Makers Rely On To Tell Great Stories.  Perfect stories in fewer clicks with the latest Media Composer.

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All subscription licenses include:

  • Media Composer® | Software
  • Accusonus ERA Voice Leveler
  • NewBlueFX Chroma Key Pro
  • Pro Sound Effects | Foley Essentials
  • Sound Ideas
  • Avid Standard Support (including all software updates)

Get the tools you need

Got a story to tell? There is a Media Composer for everyone. Get started for free with Media Composer | First. Access the full suite of industry-standard editing tools with the new low-cost Media Composer, starting at only USD 19.99/month. Or gain real-time collaboration, MediaCentral integration, and additional dialog search, finishing, and newsroom tools with Media Composer | Ultimate.

Boost Your Creative Intelligence

Save time with new AI-based tools in the latest Media Composer

Whether you’re a seasoned video editor or just starting your career, you can get unmatched speed and creative freedom to tell more inspired stories and do your best work with Media Composer’s Oscar-winning toolset.

Media Composer is the most acclaimed and trusted collaborative video editing software solution across the media and entertainment industry. With options for all types of content creators—from students and independent video editors to creative teams, high-level post-production teams and broadcasters, Media Composer provides the most powerful storytelling tools in the industry. From AI-powered timesaving features, flexible workflow options, to customizable UI and remote collaboration tools, Media Composer makes it easy to create and deliver content from anywhere and turn around more projects faster. In the highest quality. On time and on budget.

 

Media Composer Features

What’s new Avid Media Composer 2024.2 (v8)

Transcription Database Available Across Multiple Projects

With the latest improvements to the transcription database for PhraseFind AI and ScriptSync AI, transcripts for clips that have already been transcribed are now available for use across multiple projects.

Export Transcript and Export SubCap from a Sequence

In addition to exporting a transcript from a clip, Media Composer can now export two types of transcripts from a sequence: “Export Transcript” and “Export SubCap”.

Transcript Settings for Language Hint Selection

Although Media Composer’s AI transcription is multilingual by default, users can define a particular language hint to use while indexing their clips, which gives the indexer a useful suggestion before transcription begins.

Speaker ID Added to Transcript Exports

Transcriptions with multiple speakers that are exported from Media Composer now include identification of each speaker.

Display Source Track Name in Timeline

Media Composer can now access metadata from cameras, audio recorders, and other devices used in production, adding their information directly to the Timeline.

Public Preview of OpenTimelineIO (OTIO)

OpenTimelineIO is an open source, interchange format designed for the exchange of information between video applications used primarily in VFX and online workflows.

Import & Manage

Work with any type of media

Import and edit footage from any camera, no matter the format, codec, or resolution. From HD and UHD, to HDR, 8K, and beyond, experience smooth, frame-accurate playback—even when mixing different types of video, audio, images, and frame rates.

High-res, high efficiency

With the new Avid Media Engine, you can work with high-res, HDR, and proxy media more easily. Avid DNxHR and OpenEXR support eliminate bottlenecks, so you can work with a massive amount of media and quickly relink proxies to the original files with ease.

Track media with confidence

Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media, so you’ll never lose sight of your assets. Your project media will always be linked—even as projects move and evolve over the years.

Organize and find files fast

With new bin containers and mapping, you can organize and group content any way you want. PhraseFind AI and ScriptSync AI, the new and improved AI-powered versions of these extremely popular timesaving features, help you find footage in seconds, searching for clips and takes based on the dialog they contain.

Edit & VFX

Edit with Oscar- and Emmy-winning tools

The majority of all films and TV shows are edited on Media Composer. That’s because it makes the creative process fast, easy, and gratifying. From fluid timeline editing with our best-in-class trim tools to the precision toolset, you can navigate and cut sequences more intuitively and tell better stories.

Boost your creative flow

Work the way you want to work, with a modern interface that makes editing easier and more fluid. Task-oriented workspaces—Edit, Color, Audio, and Effects—provide just the tools you need. You can even resize, rearrange, and hide panels.

Accelerate multicam editing

Show every angle of your story with ease with the Emmy Award-winning multicamera editing toolset. Sync up to 64 different angles automatically—even with different formats and frames—so you can immediately edit and align shots as needed.

Design stunning visuals

Add dramatic flair to your stories with built-in VFX, filters, and titles. Take your creative vision further with more video plugins and advanced tools to create composites, motion effects, transitions, graphics, and animation.

Color & Deliver

Finish in the box—or out

Whether you do all color correction, grading, and audio mixing in Media Composer, or roundtrip out to other applications, you can be confident that your work will accurately hit every delivery specification.

Total color precision

Media Composer future-proofs your content with its 32-bit floating point color pipeline and ACES color support, ensuring consistent color accuracy from end to end. The Symphony Option offers advanced color grading tools and IMF packaging, so you can easily deliver to Netflix and other OTT specifications with confidence.

Produce dramatic HDR imagery

Tell stories that showcase true-to-life image quality with effortless HDR workflows. Import, edit, color grade, and deliver incredibly realistic imagery with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights.

Create studio-quality soundtracks

Make your story sound as good as it looks with a suite of audio tools and plugins. Create up to 99 tracks of dialogue, music, and sound effects in 7.1 surround. Or export all tracks and effects to Pro Tools for audio post—without having to transcode sequences first.

Get Workflows that Work

See what Teams can do

Share projects, bins, and media

Add Avid NEXIS shared storage to your workflow and multiple video editors and assistants can work on the same projects at once. No more accidentally overwriting work or needing to duplicate and micromanage media.

Maintain quality from end to end

As projects move from offline to online—and from in-house to external teams and back again—the standardized ACES color space ensures that all high-res and HDR projects will maintain full image quality and color accuracy from end to end, across all color and VFX work.

Enable remote collaboration

Extend production beyond the walls of your facility. Review content remotely with “over-the-shoulder” workflows. Enable editors, assistants, showrunners, and producers to connect and collaborate from anywhere with Avid NEXIS | EDGE. Or deploy a full virtual production suite in the cloud with Edit On Demand.

Virtualize post production

Gain efficiency and reduce costs by virtualizing your post-production environment with Media Composer | Cloud VM, extending video editing with virtual machine technology for on-premises or remote network access to projects and media. Cloud VM provides the full Media Composer video editing experience to multiple clients from a single on-premises shared storage system and/or a centralized server.

Accelerate Your Edit

Find the right clips fast

With PhraseFind AI, you can quickly find clips in a project that contain specific dialogue. Simply type keywords to locate all clips that contain the speech in multiple languages—ideal for unscripted shows.

Sync takes to a script in seconds

Compare performances and find the best takes fast. ScriptSync AI automatically syncs clips to their associated script lines, so you can quickly find takes by scene, script page, or dialogue.

Color and master faster

With Symphony, you can stylize shots and correct color with ultra-precision, then deliver content easily with IMF packaging. Plus, universal mastering makes it easy to take your offline online.

Transcribe clips and sequences

Ideal for non-scripted workflows, you can now create and export a transcript from within Media Composer. If you need captions, we’ve got you covered — you can export and review a transcript, then bring it back into Media Compser as a Subcap effect that gives you timed and placed captions.

Do More, Stress Less

Go big—up to 8K and beyond

Experience smooth, reliable editing and playback performance, no matter how large your source files are. Work with all the beautiful, high-resolution image detail of the original media for better editing precision, without your workflow coming to a standstill.

Optimized for the best HDR experience

From capture to edit, finishing to output, Media Composer provides the high-efficiency media handling, ACES color space, and 32-bit floating color pipeline you need to deliver HDR content predictably, with pristine accuracy.

Edit at the speed of your imagination

With the live timeline and unlimited playback streams, you can make changes to sequences during playback on the fly. Plus, with native support for tons of formats, including OP1a, you can start editing immediately—without the transcode wait.

Save time with automation

Media Composer automates time-consuming tasks in the background. Instead of waiting hours for transcoding, rendering, consolidating, and relinking media, you can just keep working. Plus, it offers automated bin saving, audio mixes, audio/video sync, and more.


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Remote collaboration made easy

Enable editors to work from anywhere without changing their workflow and extend collaboration to assistants, showrunners, producers, and other creative contributors. Plus, it’s included with Media Composer | Enterprise at no additional charge!
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AVID | EDIT ON DEMAND

Access your edit suite anywhere

Expand your production team and ramp up new projects at a moment’s notice with a fully provisioned virtual editing suite in the cloud—complete with cloud-optimized Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage.
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Connect. Collaborate. Get Discovered.

Join a vibrant creative community of other video and audio creators. Expand your opportunities, promote your work, and find new talent—all in one free app.
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See: Media Composer Documentation in Avid Knowledge Base

Avid Media Composer Comparison Chart

Audience and Availability
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Ideal for...Aspiring video professionals and beginnersProfessional editors and movie makers who work independentlyProfessional editors, movie makers, and journalists who work in a collaborative environmentLarge broadcast and post-production teams with multiple roles contributing to the production that need administrative control and security, plus media education facilities
AvailabilityA free download for anyone to useGet a 1-year subscription and pay monthly or in full; a Media Composer perpetual license is also available for those who prefer to own the softwareGet a monthly, annual, 2-year, or 3-year subscription; add the Media Composer | Cloud VM option to run Media Composer as virtual machine software; a Media Composer perpetual license is also available (does not include the software options that come with Media Composer | Ultimate)Annual subscription
Included software optionsMedia Composer | PhraseFind Option, ScriptSync Option, Symphony Option, and NewsCutter OptionMedia Composer | PhraseFind Option, ScriptSync Option, Symphony Option, and NewsCutter Option, Cloud VM, Distributed Processing, and Avid NEXIS | EDGE
General
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
ProjectsUnlimitedUnlimited, with support for Custom ProjectsUnlimited, with support for Custom ProjectsUnlimited, with support for Custom Projects
Bins5 bins per projectUnlimited bins
Volume bins
Favorite bins
Shared bins and projects*
* for perpetual licences only
Unlimited bins
Volume bins
Favorite bins
Shared bins and projects
Unlimited bins
Volume bins
Favorite bins
Shared bins and projects
Video and audio plugin supportAVX and AAX plugins from the Avid Marketplace onlyAll AVX and AAX pluginsAll AVX and AAX pluginsAll AVX and AAX plugins
TranscodeLimited
ConsolidateLimited
Backward licensing compatibilityAnyone can activate and run Media Composer | First 2018.9 and later*Current subscribers can activate and run Media Composer 2018.9 and later*Current subscribers can activate and run Media Composer 2018.9 and later*Current subscribers can activate and run Media Composer 2019.6 and later*
Access controln/an/an/aLimit or restrict access by user or group to projects, bins, media functions, and more
* Get details on accessing older software in your Avid Account
Features
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Video EditingBest-in-class Trim tools
Smart Tools
Create sequence based on selection
Best-in-class Trim tools
Smart Tools
Create sequence based on selection
Script-based editing
Auto-Sequence
Best-in-class Trim tools
Smart Tools
Create sequence based on selection
Script-based editing
Auto-Sequence
Best-in-class Trim tools
Smart Tools
Create sequence based on selection
Script-based editing
Auto-Sequence
Multicam editingGroup Clips
4-Way Split Display
Swap Banks
Previous/Next in Group
Group by Audio Waveforms
Group Clips
MultiGroup
4-Way Split Display
9-Way Split Display
MultiCam Editing mode
MultiCam Accelerator keys
Swap Banks
Previous/Next in Group
Group by Audio Waveforms
Group Clips
MultiGroup
4-Way Split Display
9-Way Split Display
MultiCam Editing mode
MultiCam Accelerator keys
Swap Banks
Previous/Next in Group
Group by Audio Waveforms
Mixed Rate Groups
Group Clips
MultiGroup
4-Way Split Display
9-Way Split Display
MultiCam Editing mode
MultiCam Accelerator keys
Swap Banks
Previous/Next in Group
Group by Audio Waveforms
Mixed Rate Groups
Video effectsLimited core set
Source Side Motion Effects
TimeWarp
Stabilize
Full core set
Source Side Motion Effects
TimeWarp
TimeWarp Fluid Motion
Stabilize
Full core set
Source Side Motion Effects
TimeWarp
TimeWarp Fluid Motion
Stabilize
Full core set
Source Side Motion Effects
TimeWarp
TimeWarp Fluid Motion
Stabilize
FrameFlex
Timecode tool
Sequence Map
Bulk Edit
List tool
Film workflows
Stereoscopic 3D
Color CorrectionCC Effect
Predefined CC Effects
HSL Controls
Hue Offsets
Luma Range
CC Effect
Predefined CC Effects
HSL Controls
Hue Offsets
Luma Range
Curves
Color Info
Channels
(Secondary and Relationships available through the Symphony Option)
CC Effect
Predefined CC Effects
HSL Controls
Hue Offsets
Luma Range
Curves
Color Info
Channels
(Secondary and Relationships available through the Symphony Option)
CC Effect
Predefined CC Effects
HSL Controls
Hue Offsets
Luma Range
Curves
Color Info
Channels
(Secondary and Relationships available through the Symphony Option)
Audio editing and mixing Audio Tool
Audio Ducking
Audio Punch-in
Audio Tool
Audio Ducking
Audio Punch-in
Audio Subframe Slip
Audio Grouping
Read Audio Timecode
Audio MultiMix
Change Sample Rate
Audio Mixer
Audio Tool
Audio Ducking
Audio Punch-in
Audio Subframe Slip
Audio Grouping
Read Audio Timecode
Audio MultiMix
Change Sample Rate
Audio Mixer
Audio Tool
Audio Ducking
Audio Punch-in
Audio Subframe Slip
Audio Grouping
Read Audio Timecode
Audio MultiMix
Change Sample Rate
Audio Mixer
Audio effectsLimited core setFull core setFull core setFull core set
WorkspacesEdit
Color
Effects
Audio
Edit
Color
Effects
Audio
Edit
Color
Effects
Audio
Edit
Color
Effects
Audio
Interface customizationCustomize the interface for any production role in your organizatio
TitlesTitler+ Titler+
Marquee tool
Titler+
Marquee tool
Titler+
Marquee tool
Background render, transcode, and consolidate
SettingsLimited User settings
Limited Project settings
Full User settings
Multiple Users settings
Site settings
Project settings
Full User settings
Multiple Users settings
Site settings
Project settings
Full User settings
Multiple Users settings
Site settings
Project settings
Keyboard MappingLimited (based on available functions)FullFullFull
Source/Record color differentiationOn by defaultOff by defaultOff by defaultOff by default
Snap to EditOn by defaultOff by defaultOff by defaultOff by default
Auto-launch Effects EditorOn by defaultOff by defaultOff by defaultOff by default
Video and audio plugin supportAVX and AAX plugins from the Avid Marketplace onlyAll AVX and AAX pluginsAll AVX and AAX pluginsAll AVX and AAX plugins
Avid MarketplaceIn-app AAX and AVX Marketplace and software upgradeIn-app AAX and AVX Marketplace and software upgradeIn-app AAX and AVX Marketplace and software upgradeIn-app AAX and AVX Marketplace and software upgrade
Collaboration and Control
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Shared bins and projects Perpetual licenses only
MediaCentral workflow integration Perpetual licenses only
Avid NEXIS shared media workflows Perpetual licenses only
Role-based interface customization
Limit access to features, functions, media, and locations
Lock content export and publishing
SRT output for remote over-the-shoulder collaboration
Tracks
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Video tracks4999999
Audio tracks8999999
Data tracksNot SupportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
Video and Color
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Linked file support Full decode
SD, HD, >HD
File, Volume, and third-party export not supported
Full encode and decode
SD, HD, >HD
Full encode and decode
SD, HD, >HD
Full encode and decode
SD, HD, >HD
Video file formatsSee the latestSee the latestSee the latestSee the latest
Project formatsSD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080SD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K, 16K, CustomSD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K, 16K, CustomSD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K, 16K, Custom
Frame rates 23.978p, 24p, 25i, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p
No progressive support for SD rasters
23.978p, 24p, 25i/p, 30i/p, 47p, 48p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p, 60p, 119p, 120p23.978p, 24p, 25i/p, 30i/p, 47p, 48p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p, 60p, 119p, 120p23.976p, 24.000p, 25.000p, 29.97p, 30.00p, 50.00p, 59.94p, 60.00p for rasters 1080 and higher.
1080i50 and 1080i59.94
720p25, 720p29.97, 720p50, 720p59.94 for the 1280 x 720 raster
720p23.976 does not allow for proxy creation.
SD rasters do not allow for proxy creation.
Native compressionJFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, XAVC-L, AVC-LongGJFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, DNxUncompressed, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2KJFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, DNxUncompressed, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2KJFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, DNxUncompressed, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2K
Floating point timeline (32-bit)
Color spaces601/709601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES 1.0, ACES 2065-1601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES 1.0, ACES 2065-1601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES 1.0, ACES 2065-1
Desktop display LUTsn/aRec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES ProxyRec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES ProxyRec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES Proxy
Audio
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Audio resolutions32, 44.1, on-the-fly conversion to 48 kHz; 24-bit32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz; 16- and 24-bit32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz; 16- and 24-bit32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz; 16- and 24-bit
Audio channelsMono, dual mono, stereoMono, dual mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surroundMono, dual mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surroundMono, dual mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround
Import
Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Source Browser
Drag-and-Drop Import
Drag-and-Drop Link
Photoshop w/Layers
Capture
Dynamic Media Folders
IMF LinkWith Symphony Option
OP1a Native Link and Import
ProRes decoding (Mac and Windows)
OpenEXR decoding
AAF Import
HEVC (H.265) decoding
EDL Import
ALE Import
Shot Log Import