FOCUS ON AVID MEDIA COMPOSER
Create inspired stories – Video Editing
Avid are offering duplicate licences for Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius to enable creative users to work from home during the current global lock down. They hope this will help everyone stay proactive and minimise any potential disruption or delays whilst the creative community adapts to a remote way of working. For more information on the Avid Covid-19 assistance program click here.
If you are setting up and running an Avid remotely for the first time, check out their range of video tutorials. Topics include how to activate accounts, installation of Media Composer, export and delivery tasks and tips on proxy workflows and relinking.
With a number of recent changes to Media Composer, here’s a quick round up of key features.
Import and 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.
Hi 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. Find footage in seconds, searching for clips and takes based on the dialogue they contain with the PhraseFind and ScriptSync options.
Edit and VFX
Create compelling stories at the speed of your imagination
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, Colour, Audio, and Effects—provide just the tools you need. You can even resize, rearrange, and hide panels.
Accelerate multicamera 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.
Colour and Deliver
Finish in the box—or out
Whether you do all colour 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 colour precision
Media Composer future-proofs your content with its 32-bit floating point colour pipeline and ACES colour support, ensuring consistent colour accuracy from end to end. The Symphony Option offers advanced colour 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, colour 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 64 tracks of dialogue, music, and sound effects in 7.1 surround. Or send all tracks and effects to Pro Tools for audio post—without having to transcode sequences first.
Perpetual v Subscription Options
Depending on your system some options highlighted above may need to be purchased, others are included with a subscription.
If you have a subscription to Media Composer or Media Composer | Ultimate
Media Composer | Ultimate includes script sync, Phrase find and Symphony options.
If you don’t want to subscribe you can still buy a perpetual license and an annual maintenance to keep to do date, then purchase additional modules separately.