Avid Media Composer 2018.12 is now available for Media Composer | First, Media Composer and, Media composer | Ultimate. This is a major update for Media Composer and includes four of the top 10 most requested features!
Background Auto Bin Save: Media Composer now performs automatic bin saves in the background – letting editors continue to work and focus on creative tasks and not deal with costly interruptions
New High Res Title Tool: Create and edit titles in any raster, directly in the record monitor – and switch rasters automatically without having to realign or adjust your text
Group and Multigroup Updates: Add, edit, remove, trim and update clips in groups without having to make a new group. You can also create groups with mixed framerates, create multigroup from a sequence, change the reference audio track, and cycle through all cameras using Swap Camera Banks
Shape-based Color Correction: Draw and manipulate shapes in the Color Correction toolset to apply different looks to the shape and base layer. You can also animate the shape using tracking tools and create multiple shapes in the same layer. (Requires Symphony Option)
Faster DPX Linking and Editing: Link to, edit and play back DPX files up to 10x faster than before
64 Tracks of Video: We’ve expanded our track count so you can have up to 64 tracks of audio and video
Syncing using Waveforms: Sync audio-only clips to video directly in the Timeline using waveform analysis – no need to rely on In points or Timecode
DNxUncompressed 12 Bit: Now you can create DNxUncompressed media at 12 bits, saving you space and bandwidth
Enhanced QuickTime Support: This update also includes fixes for a few issues related to QuickTime files. Customers who have been reporting problems linking to or importing .mov files should upgrade to 2018.12
The latest update to Media Composer is now available to all customers on a valid update and support plan.