The Professional's Choice for Creative Editorial

Discover Media Composer | Ultimate

Media Composer is the media and entertainment industry’s most used video editing software, accelerating high-res, HDR, and HD workflows. And now with Media Composer | Ultimate (formerly Media Composer)—designed for editorial collaboration and MediaCentral environments—you get access to all Media Composer software options to accelerate your workflow.

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Tell great stories using the tools pros use with the free Media Composer | First.

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Accelerate storytelling and power through editing with Media Composer.

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Integrate workflows and collaborate with Media Composer | Ultimate.

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Get the tools you need

Got a story to tell? There’s 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 $19.99 USD/month. Or gain real-time collaboration, MediaCentral integration, and additional dialog search, finishing, and newsroom tools with Media Composer | Ultimate.

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Tell great stories

Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. From first cut to final finishing, Media Composer helps spark and speed your creativity like no other, enabling you to take on any media resolution, work with HDR and 3D content, and create impactful scenes, effects, and soundtracks with unmatched ease.

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Edit HD and high-res video natively

From the biggest movies to small indie films, more productions today are shooting in 4K and beyond. With Media Composer, you can edit and deliver high volumes of high-res media quickly. And get native support for the widest array of media codecs, including those from Panasonic, Sony, RED, Canon, and more.

Accelerate file-based workflows

Work faster, not harder

Media Composer takes care of the time-consuming tasks for you, so you can focus purely on telling your story. From automating complex tasks and rendering effects in the background, to simplifying high-res workflows and managing media, you get timesaving tools that work the way you want—with what you want—without getting in the way of your creativity.
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That was probably the hardest job that I’ve ever worked on as an editor, but it’s always exciting to do a job that challenges you and pushes you forward.


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