Media Composer | First

Free video editing software for aspiring editors, moviemakers, and content creators

What do Captain Marvel, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Game of Thrones have in common? They were all edited using Media Composer video editing software. With Media Composer | First, you can learn to edit video and gain valuable skills to tell better stories using the same tools the pros use—absolutely free!

What's new

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Connect. Collaborate. Get Discovered—with the Avid Link app

FOR THE MAKERS

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The new Media Composer is everything you know and love—reimagined for more

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The Orville launches its new season with Media Composer | Ultimate

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Gain the cutting edge

For aspiring filmmakers, content creators, vloggers, and new video editors, creating great content can be challenging. With Media Composer | First, you can build up your video editing skills using the same Oscar- and Emmy-winning tools the pros use, helping you become a better storyteller.

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Tell your story—simply

Media Composer | First provides an intuitive user experience, enabling you to organize ideas faster and build up compelling sequences more easily, boosting your creative flow. Its task-based workspaces clear interface clutter, helping you stay focused on what matter most—your story.

Make your content stand out

Whether your story calls for simple cuts or you need more visual excitement to set it apart, Media Composer | First has you covered. Hone your artistic cutting style with precision tools. Add effects and titles. Correct color. And create a dramatic soundtrack with professional audio tools.

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Get your work seen

YouTube. Film festivals. Editing gigs. Your possibilities await. Media Composer | First not only lets you publish directly to YouTube and other social platforms, you have a direct connection to a community of creatives and professionals through Avid Link to get your work seen, expanding your opportunities. So, what are you waiting for?

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Avid Launches Young Storytellers Competition with NextGen Editors

Avid has made Media Composer so affordable for the high school level that it made sense to get this wonderful tool in the hands of our next storytellers. I wanted to be sure they had the best tool that would set them up for success.

SARA HILLS, VIDEO PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR, CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL

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Mason Carden: Building an Editing Career with Media Composer

I knew I was going to be a storyteller. In school I was advised to take Avid classes by my Final Cut teacher, because there was more career potential.

MASON CARDEN, SENIOR EDITOR, REAL MONEY

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Phil Bowman: Meeting the Challenge of Real Stories

Every story is unique, and editors are able to drive a story in different ways through timing and shot selection, but the truth must come through.

PHIL BOWMAN, EDITOR, SEE NO EVIL (ARROW MEDIA)

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