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VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE FOR EVERYONE

Media Composer | First

Create with powerful free video editing software

Media Composer

Get the standard for independent video editors

Media Composer | Ultimate

Integrate workflows and collaborate as a team

Media Composer | Enterprise

Customize the interface for any production role

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CREATE INSPIRED STORIES

VIDEO EDITING 

From first cut to final finishing, get the tools every video editor needs to create compelling stories faster.

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.

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High-res, high efficiencyNEW!

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 with Oscar- and Emmy-winning tools

The majority of all films and TV shows are edited on Media Composer. That’s because it makes the creative process fast, easy, and gratifying. From fluid timeline editing, to the precision toolset, you can navigate and cut sequences more intuitively and tell better stories.

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Boost your creative flowNEW!

Work the way you want to work, with a modern interface that makes editing easier and more fluid. Task-oriented workspaces—Edit, Color, Audio, and Effects—provide just the tools you need. You can even resize, rearrange, and hide panels.

Accelerate multicam 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.

Finish in the box—or out

Whether you do all color 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.

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Total color precision NEW!

Media Composer future-proofs your content with its 32-bit floating point color pipeline and ACES color support, ensuring consistent color accuracy from end to end. The Symphony Option offers advanced color 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, color 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.

Do more, stress less

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The next-generation Avid Media Engine gives you more power and speed, so you can stay focused on what matters most—your story.

The next-generation Avid Media Engine gives you more power and speed, so you can stay focused on what matters most—your story.

From intelligent media handling, to automated tasks, Media Composer takes the work out of your workflow.

Go big—up to 8K and beyond

Experience smooth, reliable editing and playback performance, no matter how large your source files are. Work with all the beautiful, high-resolution image detail of the original media for better editing precision, without your workflow coming to a standstill.

Optimized for the best HDR experience

From capture to edit, finishing to output, Media Composer provides the high-efficiency media handling, ACES color space, and 32-bit floating color pipeline you need to deliver HDR content predictably, with pristine accuracy.

Edit at the speed of your imagination

With the live timeline and unlimited playback streams, you can make changes to sequences during playback on the fly. Plus, with native support for tons of formats, including OP1a, you can start editing immediately—without the transcode wait.

Save time with automation

Media Composer automates time-consuming tasks in the background. Instead of waiting hours for transcoding, rendering, consolidating, and relinking media, you can just keep working. Plus, it offers automated bin saving, audio mixes, audio/video sync, and more.

Get rewarded

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Whether you’re a new or longtime Media Composer user, get additional partner software (worth more than $700 USD) on us.

Whether you’re a new or longtime Media Composer user, get additional partner software (worth more than $750 USD) on us.

Maintain your Media Composer subscription or annual updates plan and get the following software as complimentary gifts* from Avid and our partners.

Accusonus ERA Voice Leveler—$59 USD value

Even out distracting dialogue and vocal levels with a single knob plugin that detects and corrects audio level inconsistencies. Ideal for podcasters, videographers, vloggers, dialogue editors, and audio post engineers, it delivers natural results without compression, saving you time.

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Auto-correct volume levels in music and video with ERA Voice Leveler

NewBlueFX Chroma Key Pro—$99 USD value

Take the complexity out of color keying with a plugin that makes it easy to key out green or blue screens quickly. Save time with presets, or use the sliders to fine-tune, with full control over the color range, sensitivity, spill, edge smoothness, and more. You can even create glows, shadows, and outlines around your subject.

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Pro Sound Effects | Foley Essentials—$99 USD value

Add Foley effects in a scene to make movement sound natural and realistic. Created by Academy Award-winning sound artists Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson, this library contains over 90 Foley recordings of common actions—including footsteps, cloth rustle, body grabs, and more—to bring everyday scenes to life.

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Sound Ideas—$495 USD value

Get 50 high-quality, royalty-free production music tracks that can be used in any project. Because the music comes with a worldwide license, you never have to worry about where your production may be watched or used. Find everything from techno/dance/house, rock/pop, world music, classical, and jazz, to comedy/cartoon, Christmas, and new age tracks.

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* Please note that only Media Composer, Media Composer | Ultimate, Media Composer for Education, and Media Composer | Ultimate, Education Pricing customers with an active monthly or annual subscription or a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan (perpetual licenses) are eligible to receive these gifts. For new offers, please allow up to 7 business days for product to appear in your account.

GET WORKFLOWS THAT WORK

PRODUCTION TEAMS 

Experience the collaborative, efficient workflows top video professionals rely on.

Experience the collaborative, efficient workflows top video professionals rely on.

Share projects, edit remotely, and have more control over your production. The flexibility you need to accelerate and manage your workflow starts here.

Share projects, bins, and media

Add Avid NEXIS shared storage to your workflow and multiple video editors and assistants can work on the same projects at once. No more accidentally overwriting work or needing to duplicate and micromanage media.

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Enable remote collaboration

Extend production beyond the walls of your facility. Editors, producers, and assistants can connect to projects and media remotely with Editorial Management. Or deploy a full virtual production suite in the cloud with Edit On Demand.

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Maintain quality from end to endNEW!

As projects move from offline to online—and from in-house to external teams and back again—the standardized ACES color space ensures that all high-res and HDR projects will maintain full image quality and color accuracy from end to end, across all color and VFX work.

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Keep production movingNEW!

With the Distributed Processing option you can offload time-consuming rendering and transcoding tasks to unused or idle networked computers, freeing up Media Composer workstations, and taking wasteful downtime out of the process.

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Customize the interface for any roleNEW!

Media Composer is the only video editing solution that lets you tailor the interface for any role in your organization—from video editors, to assistants, loggers, or journalists. Provide only the tools needed to do the job, enabling better focus and faster completion.

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Secure your productionNEW!

Media Composer is the only video editing software that enables you to limit user access to workspaces and tools and restrict content export, so you can safeguard your media and mitigate costly mistakes and leaks.

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Bridge workflows between teams

For editors working in news, sports, and studio production environments, Media Composer integrates with MediaCentral, enabling teams to connect and access content locally and remotely across the entire platform ecosystem.

Accelerate your edit

Boost your Media Composer capabilities with advanced tools for color and news workflows.

Add super-powers to Media Composer with advanced tools for color and news workflows.

Gain advanced capabilities and save hours of time with these Media Composer options (included with Media Composer | Ultimate).

Find the right clips fast

With PhraseFind, you can quickly find clips in a project that contain specific dialogue. Simply type keywords to locate all clips that contain the speech in multiple languages—ideal for unscripted shows.

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Sync takes to a script in seconds

Compare performances and find the best takes fast. ScriptSync automatically syncs clips to their associated script lines, so you can quickly find takes by scene, script page, or dialogue.

ScriptSync software interface showing clips being synced to dialogue lines in a script

Color and master faster

With Symphony, you can stylize shots and correct color with ultra-precision, then deliver content easily with IMF packaging. Plus, universal mastering makes it easy to take your offline online.

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Turn around breaking news quickly

Get the speed you need to stay ahead of the story. With NewsCutter, you can integrate directly with MediaCentral, iNEWS, and ENPS, and take it to air faster.

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EDITORIAL MANAGEMENT

Remote collaboration made easy

Add web browser editing, storyboarding, phonetic media search, and project management capabilities to your Media Composer workflow to jumpstart and accelerate post production.

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AVID | EDIT ON DEMAND

Access your edit suite anywhere

Expand your production team and ramp up new projects at a moment’s notice with a fully provisioned virtual editing suite in the cloud—complete with cloud-optimized Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage.

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BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE—IN AND OUT

AVID ARTIST I/O 

Capture, monitor, and output high-res media with powerful video interfaces that offer exceptional performance and versatility. 

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Avid Artist | DNxID

Avid Artist | DNxID

Take your I/O to go with an ultra-portable, super-affordable video interface that enables SD–4K capture, monitoring, and output anywhere you work. It also offers built-in hardware encoding to Avid DNxHR and audio punch-in to Media Composer.

Avid Artist DNxIV Portable 4k Video Editing Hardware front

Avid Artist | DNxIV

Avid Artist | DNxIV

Create SD–4K content from anywhere with this portable, low-cost desktop video interface. It offers a variety of analog and digital I/O, direct audio recording to the Media Composer timeline, HDR monitoring, and up to 7.1 surround monitoring capabilities.

Avid Artist DNxIP Portable 2k IP Video Editor Hardware front

Avid Artist | DNxIP

Avid Artist | DNxIP

Ideal for newsrooms and post-production environments, capture, monitor, and output SD–2K video streaming over IP with this portable Thunderbolt 3 desktop video interface. Receive media from any device on your network and send/stream content to any destination.

Avid Artist DNxIQ Video Capture HDR Hardware front

Avid Artist | DNxIQ

Avid Artist | DNxIQ

Get an extensive array of analog and digital I/O for SD–4K capture, HDR monitoring, and output. It offers built-in baseband encoding to Avid DNxHR, audio punch-in to Media Composer, Universal Mastering, and connects to the widest range of cameras and devices.

GET INTELLIGENT STORAGE

AVID NEXIS 

Enable real-time media production with a bullet-proof storage platform offering powerful, predictable performance.

Avid NEXIS Post Production Video Storage Hardware

Avid NEXIS

Avid NEXIS

Collaborate in real time with the industry’s leading shared storage platform. Get the performance, scalability, protection, and reliability top broadcasters rely on to accelerate production, enable up to 330 contributors to work together, and adapt quickly to evolving production requirements.

Avid NEXIS PRO Shared Storage Video Editing Hardware

Avid NEXIS | PRO

Avid NEXIS | PRO

Get the performance and reliability of Avid NEXIS in a more affordable system designed for smaller video teams. Get the same secure workflows trusted by an industry and accelerate your media workflow in real time with up to 24 collaborators.

Avid NEXIS E5 NL Nearline Storage Video Editing

Avid NEXIS | E5 NL

Avid NEXIS | E5 NL

Park, preview, and retrieve inactive assets and projects with ease. This nearline/archive storage solution is the ideal companion to Avid NEXIS, offering highly scalable, multilevel protected storage.

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Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

Instantly expand your storage to the cloud, freeing up your active Avid NEXIS storage to handle more projects. This add-on service for Avid NEXIS provides a super-simple way to park projects in the cloud, as well as sync onsite workspaces for easy offsite backup.

MIX AUDIO—HANDS-ON

CONTROL SURFACES

Get extensive touch and tactile control to speed up audio recording, editing, and mixing tasks in Media Composer.

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Avid S1

Avid S1

Get the speed and visual feedback of Avid's high-end consoles in a slimline surface. Avid S1 works together with the free Avid Control app on your tablet, providing 8 faders, plus Avid S6-style metering and processing views, to create great-sounding mixes fast.

Avid Dock Control Surface

Avid Dock

Avid Dock

Get full transport controls, a jog wheel, and intelligent studio control in a portable, ergonomic surface. Working with the free Avid Control app, Avid Dock provides the quick access and tactile precision you need to navigate and control projects.

Avid Control Surface For Soundtracks

Avid Control

Avid Control

Take control of Media Composer and other software right from your tablet. This free app enables you to use your iPad or Android tablet to edit and mix soundtracks faster and easier than working with a mouse and keyboard alone.

Artist Mix Audio Mixer For Video Editing

Artist Mix

Artist Mix

Mix projects with greater speed than using a mouse. The 8-fader Artist Mix provides precision control and fast access to a variety of software functions right from the surface. All in a compact footprint that fits perfectly between your keyboard and display.

AVID LINK

Connect. Collaborate. Get Discovered.

Join a vibrant creative community of other video and audio creators. Expand your opportunities, promote your work, and find new talent—all in one free app.

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GET THE HELP YOU NEED

TUTORIALS 

Get up and running fast, with tutorials for new Media Composer users, as well as for Premiere Pro and Final Cut editors. 

See what’s new

Get a walkthrough of the new interface and features

Install Media Composer

Get started on your video editing journey

Set up a project

Organize projects and log clips and sequences

Editing and customization

Navigate workspaces and shape your story

Export and delivery

Finalize sequences and export for multiple formats

Proxy workflows and relinking

Get tips and tricks for working with high-res content

See what’s new

Get a walkthrough of the new interface and features

Install Media Composer

Get started on your video editing journey

Set up a project

Organize projects and log clips and sequences

Editing and customization

Navigate workspaces and shape your story

Export and delivery

Finalize sequences and export for multiple formats

Proxy workflows and relinking

Get tips and tricks for working with high-res content

Transition from Premiere Pro

Get started with Media Composer using your Adobe knowledge

Project basics

Learn the ins and outs of working with Media Composer

Importing media

Add video footage and other sources to a project

Media management

Get insight into how media is managed across projects

VFX and titling

Create stunning visual effects and titles

Exporting media

Finalize sequences and export media

Transition from Premiere Pro

Get started with Media Composer using your Adobe knowledge

Project basics

Learn the ins and outs of working with Media Composer

Importing media

Add video footage and other sources to a project

Media management

Get insight into how media is managed across projects

VFX and titling

Create stunning visual effects and titles

Exporting media

Finalize sequences and export media

Transition from Final Cut Pro

Get started with Media Composer using your FCP knowledge

Feature comparison

Learn the feature similarities and differences

Understanding AMA

Start editing footage directly, without the wait

FX and keyframing

Create stunning visual effects with built-in tools

Audio mixing

Make your project sound as good as it looks

Avid Attic and Media Tool

Clean up and organize the media in your projects

Transition from Final Cut Pro

Get started with Media Composer using your FCP knowledge

Feature comparison

Learn the feature similarities and differences

Understanding AMA

Start editing footage directly, without the wait

FX and keyframing

Create stunning visual effects with built-in tools

Audio mixing

Make your project sound as good as it looks

Avid Attic and Media Tool

Clean up and organize the media in your projects

POWER YOUR IMAGINATION

GET MEDIA COMPOSER

Media Composer has an option for everyone, from students to high-level post-production teams and broadcasters. 

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Media Composer | First

Create with powerful free video editing software

Media Composer

Get the standard for independent video editors

Media Composer | Ultimate

Integrate workflows and collaborate as a team

Media Composer | Enterprise

Customize the interface for any production role

Or click here to purchase from a reseller

Students and teachers

Get special pricing on Media Composer, starting at $9.99/mo USD, with verified academic eligibility.

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