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Avid Media Composer 8 | Software (End User) + Dongle

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Avid Media Composer 8 | Software (End User) + Dongle

PRODUCT CODE: 9935-65686-06

Availability: Usually ships in 5-10 business days

Main Features:

  • Native Support of SD, HD, 4K, and Higher

  • Edit Most Codecs Using AMA

  • Improved Stereo 3D Support Over MC7

  • Edit 4K+ Footage Immediately in HD

  • Supports LUTs and CDLs for RAW Workflows

  • Central Management of AMA and Plug-Ins

  • Audio Editing and Finishing Tools

  • Deliver in Broadcast AS-11 MXF Files

  • Sorenson Squeeze and NewBlue Titler Pro

  • Standard Support Included

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RRP $2,730.87 Inc Gst

Excl. Tax: $2,234.35 Your Online Price INC GST $2,457.79

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Avid Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, remotely through the cloud, on demand, through a low-cost subscription, or purchase a license outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

The choice is yours

Media Composer now gives you more choices in how you acquire and use the software. Edit on premises or remotely through the cloud. Work on a Mac or PC. Access the software through a subscription, on demand with a floating license, or own the software outright forever with a perpetual license. In addition, you can configure it your way with the options you need to get the job done, from real-time remote collaboration through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), to advanced color correction and mastering tools, iNEWS and ENPS integration, and software for creating effects, titles, and more. It’s the only professional editing solution that’s available everywhere you need it, the way you want it.


Use the tools the pros use starting at just $49.99

When reputations are on the line, professional editors have long turned to Media Composer to help them expertly manage mountains of media, simplify workflows, and accelerate the editorial process to tell the best story possible. And now the software is an easy fit for any budget through a monthly or annual subscription (or you can still buy the software), enabling you to add the media industry standard to your workflow on a low-cost, as-needed basis.


Deploy licenses on demand

For large-scale media enterprise, post-production houses, and educational institutions, Media Composer now offers floating licensing, enabling you to purchase a “pack” of shared licenses to deploy across your entire facility using a single system ID. This enables multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations when licenses are available (not actively in use).


Toggle clips and tracks on and off in the timeline

With new clip and track playback features, exploring compositional alternatives is easier than ever. Quickly compare variations of a sequence by right-clicking on any individual video or audio clip to mute or unmute it from playback. Or try out different variations by creating alternative versions of title sequences, visual effects, and other treatments in multiple tracks and then choosing video tracks to make active or inactive upon playback. If you're coming to Media Composer from other editing software, you'll feel right at home with these features.


Speed up editing with new timeline enhancements

Quickly add and remove trim rollers by Shift-clicking anywhere in an adjoining segment
Easily see which tracks have reached their beginning or end points when trimming with new “end of trim” indicators
Choose whether to select or not select filler with segment tools by Option-clicking the tool buttons any time you want to choose the opposite of your default setting
Copy any segment by dragging and dropping it to a desired location while holding down the Shift and Option keys
Create and save titles directly to a track in the timeline, as well as a bin


Expand digital intermediate and multicam workflows

With the new Avid Image Sequencer plug-in, you can now read DPX files directly in Media Composer—no transcoding required. And if you work in stereoscopic 3D, you can now create groups from stereoscopic clips for multicam editing. Simply add S3D clips to a group; Media Composer displays the metadata for the clip designated as the leading eye in the bin.


Stay up to date with the new application manager

Media Composer comes with a new application manager that keeps you up to date with your software. See what Avid software, AMA plug-ins, and related third-party applications you have installed on your system. Get notified when new updates, upgrades, and renewals are available. Activate and download new software, updates, and upgrades from the interface. And if you’re interested in a new product or upgrade, you can even see if a software trial is available to try it out first. It will even alert you about special offers, upcoming webinars, and events.


Accelerate and automate your workflow

Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify your workflow. Forget waiting for effects to render—with the new Background Render feature, you can keep working while all effects are rendered in the background. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can acquire high-res sources and immediately start working in HD while maintaining full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end (See how). With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow. Plus, you’ll get peace of mind as Media Composer now fully manages and associates AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with native Avid media (see how).


Edit and collaborate remotely in real time

Edit, share, tag, track, and sync media and projects with everyone on your editing team—no matter where you are in the world. Media Composer enables you to connect to Interplay | Production systems through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), making remote cloud-based collaboration easy and cost-effective. What’s more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same tools and workflows you know and trust.


Gain total audio control

Get the tools you need to perfect your entire soundtrack with ease. With new support for 64-bit AAX audio plug-ins and the new Master Audio Fader, you can create, edit, and enhance audio mixes and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. Make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline—independently of any track-based automation—with the Clip Gain control. Generate multiple audio mixdowns automatically using the Multiple Mix window. Maintain audio track sync with Automatic Delay Compensation (like in Pro Tools). And work with floating point audio with new AMA support for Broadcast WAVE files.


Expand your creativity with options

Edit with the exact tools you need by simply adding options for the workflows you want. Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and the Boris Continuum Complete Lite effects pack with the Media Composer | Symphony Option for online editing. Integrate Media Composer into iNEWS and ENPS workflows with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option for news editing. Create titles and optimize your audio and video with the Media Composer | Production Pack, which includes NewBlue Titler Pro 2, iZotope Insight, and Sorenson Squeeze. And capture, monitor, and output video with a hardware-accelerated Media Composer | Nitris DX or Media Composer | Mojo DX video I/O interface. View these and more on the Options page.


And more…

  • Assign bins as "favorites" so you always have access to frequently used material in any project
  • Locate files faster with new search capabilities that quickly filter results as you type and extend coverage to comments and markers
  • Experience better performance with image thumbnail caching, GPU processing support for AVX2 plug-ins, and more
  • Create comprehensive reference files easily with the new Simplified AAF format
  • Get more responsive multicam scrubbing and better timeline navigation when working with simultaneous video streams
  • Get better performance when using external storage with the increased request list
  • Edit ARRI AMIRA footage directly, with color transformations applied automatically from the embedded ARRI metadata
  • View border colors based on the clip color or type in Frame view for better organization
  • Get support for the latest RED SDK with the newly updated RED AMA plug-in
  • Experience new performance enhancements when using 48-core computers, Artist Color, and when switching viewer modes
  • Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media
  • Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler
  • Edit without interruption with new audio waveform caching
  • View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML
  • Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file
  • Work with Alpha channel media using the new AMA QuickTime with Alpha plug-in
  • Edit easier with new AMA features and enhancements (see how):
  • Export MXF OP1a DNxHD and J2K through AMA for more broadcast workflow flexibility
  • Sift through AMA clips in the Media Tool more easily, as AMA master clips can now be associated with a project and individually sorted
  • Find what you need faster with the new AMA navigation window
  • Consolidate or transcode only AMA clips in your sequence
  • Relink to specified video and audio tracks in your timeline
  • Speed through tasks with drag-and-drop support
  • Merge source and program segment color correction in the Media Composer | Symphony Option
All Media Composer purchases include standard Avid Support, providing you with world-class industry expertise and help (by phone or online) when you need it, plus software updates and upgrades as soon as they're available. Learn more about the support plans that are included and available.

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