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Create compelling stories quickly and efficiently

Whether you’re creating a Hollywood blockbuster, crafting an indie film, or making videos for marketing campaigns, today’s audiences expect an extremely high level of quality. To create content that will engage and entertain, editors need workflows that free them from technological complexity and help them spend more time in the creative zone.

Avid’s industry-leading video editing solutions provide the cutting-edge tools and streamlined workflows you need to maximize your creativity and tell the most compelling story possible. Featuring software and hardware that integrate seamlessly, Avid video editing solutions speed up your workflow and free you from technical distraction.

Proven and trusted by the world’s top professional film and video editors for over 25 years, Avid video editing solutions give you the speed, power, and precision you need to create the highest-quality video with great efficiency and ease.

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Media Composer | Software

Tell your best stories with the most trusted NLE for professional film and video editing.

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Media Composer | Symphony Option

Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and Boris Continuum Complete Lite for effects creation.

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Media Composer | Mojo DX

Experience faster editing with a high-performance digital I/O and monitoring video interface.

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Artist Series

Take deep hands-on control of your favorite EUCON-enabled audio and video software to speed up editing and mixing tasks.

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Create high-quality stories on time, every time

While projects grow more complex, delivery timeframes and budgets are shrinking. Editors need powerful, cost-effective creative tools with streamlined workflows so they can create and deliver compelling, top-quality work—on time.

Media Composer is the industry’s most widely used professional editing system, providing everything you need to create without bounds. Equipped to handle today’s influx of file-based media and greater project complexity, Media Composer offers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and automated media management—so you can focus on telling a great story and deliver projects quickly, with amazing production value.

Learn how Media Composer addresses your needs:

+-Free yourself from technical distraction

Video projects today involve managing an ever-increasing amount of media, and keeping the content organized and accessible can be time-consuming and difficult. Varying codecs, formats, resolutions, frame rates, and rasters must be copied, transcoded, or consolidated, making it difficult to focus on the creative work. Editors need advanced solutions that provide the flexibility and adaptability necessary to efficiently manage complex workflows.

Media Composer | Software
enables you to automate media management tasks in the background with proven accelerated file-based workflows, ACE-certified tools, and the most trusted media management in the industry. By keeping track of all your projects, assets, source material, rendered files, metadata, and more, Media Composer | Software frees you to focus on telling a great story.

+-Incorporate a wide range of file formats into your projects
Professional video projects can involve a wide range of media formats—from high-resolution camera feeds to smartphone footage. It’s important to have the flexibility to incorporate whatever format the client sends over.

Media Composer | Software features AMA (Avid Media Access), which enables you to access and edit file-based media immediately—without transcoding—and export final sequences back for full round-trip workflows. Plus, you gain efficiency and peace of mind knowing that Media Composer manages AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with other project assets—from acquisition to archive.

To ensure compatibility with the latest camera and media formats, Avid makes it easy for third-party manufacturers to develop AMA plug-ins for use in Media Composer | Software and Media | Director.
+-Accelerate high-res workflows

While the majority of programming in commercial media is still broadcast in HD, more and more content is being shot in 2K, 4K, and beyond. By adding Media Composer | Software to your platform, you can reframe your high-res media, or extract two camera angles from a single camera, using the FrameFlex tool.

+-Make the most out of shrinking budgets with subscription licensing
While technology budgets continue to grow tighter, media professionals and facilities still need to leverage cutting-edge creative solutions to stay ahead of the competition.

Media Composer | Software
now gives you total choice over how you acquire and use the software. Edit on premises, remotely through the cloud, on a Mac or PC, through a monthly or annual subscription, on demand with a floating license, or own the software outright forever. It’s the only professional editing solution that’s available everywhere you need it, the way you want it.
+-Extend collaboration everywhere via the cloud
In today’s pro video industry, collaborating with professionals worldwide isn’t optional—it’s essential. With Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), you can extend real-time production everywhere, enabling editors to connect Media Composer | Software remotely to Interplay | Production on your platform; access, edit, and share the same media; and collaborate with others as if they were all in the same facility.

This remote collaboration also enables production companies shooting on location to accelerate dailies tasks and get a head start on editing. And by enabling team members to review and approve content remotely through the cloud, you can ensure that production never stops moving—regardless of proximity

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Media Composer | Software

Tell your best stories with the most trusted NLE for professional film and video editing.

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Media Composer | Symphony Option

Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and Boris Continuum Complete Lite for effects creation.

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Media Composer | NewsCutter Option

Get iNEWS and ENPS integration within Media Composer for complete news editing.

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Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)

Connect Media Composer | Software to Interplay | Production for real-time remote collaboration in a secure private cloud.

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Accelerate your workflow with video hardware that integrates seamlessly with software

When you piece together a video editing solution from multiple companies, it can add more steps and complexity to your workflow—and stifle your creativity. Whether you’re at a facility, at home, or on the road, Avid video hardware and software solutions integrate together seamlessly, so you can focus on creating the highest-quality content and telling the best story possible.

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+-Capture, monitor, and accelerate your editing workflow
Experience faster editing with a powerful, portable, cost-effective solution

You're always balancing quality, cost, and the next deadline. By pairing Media Composer | Software with the high-performanceMedia Composer | Mojo DX digital video I/O interface, you get a head start on all three. Mojo DX integrates seamlessly with your host computer’s CPU and GPU, giving you a high-bandwidth video engine that delivers without compromise—no matter what formats and codecs you use.

Capture, edit, and output projects with incredible real-time performance

When you edit high-profile films, TV shows, or commercials for a living, you need a system that gives you the speed, flexibility, and confidence to take on anything. With Media Composer | Nitris DX, you can capture, edit, monitor, and output digital and analog material faster and easier than with any other hardware available. The high-performance hardware tightly integrates with your host computer's CPU and GPU, giving you a single high-bandwidth video engine that delivers without compromise. And with onboard 10-bit Avid DNxHD encoding and decoding, you can edit HD projects with incredible quality and speed—with real-time performance.

+-Edit with software that works with your existing hardware
To prepare for the demands and challenges of future projects, it’s best to choose an editing solution that’s compatible with other third-party devices. Media Composer | Software is the most open and flexible NLE in the industry, and Avid’s Open I/O gives you the choice to use the hardware that works best for your workflow.
+-Go beyond the mouse with tactile control

When you’re in the creative zone, it’s essential to have an integrated hardware and software solution that provides the quickest, most intuitive, and fluid editing capabilities.

Artist Series control surfaces enable you to take deep hands-on control of your favorite video and audio software so you can speed up editing and mixing tasks. These portable control surfaces can be connected together to form a single, custom slimline surface that easily fits into any setup, delivers great responsiveness, and gives you much more control than working with a mouse and keyboard alone.

  • Artist Color—Accelerate color grading with a professional-grade, compact surface
  • Artist Control—Accelerate audio/video editing and mixing with a 4-fader touchscreen control surface
  • Artist Mix—Accelerate audio mixing in audio/video software with an 8-fader control surface
  • Artist Transport—Edit and navigate projects quickly and precisely
+-Record high-quality voiceovers and ADR-in the studio or on location
You never know when—or where—you might need to record voiceovers and ADR. It’s essential to have a workflow that encompasses both the video and audio aspects of production.

Featuring reliable performance, portability, and professional-grade sound quality, Mbox audio interfaces enable you to record voiceovers, overdubs, and other audio in pristine quality—right into Media Composer | Software. Easily connect mics, monitors, and other gear with your computer to capture and create professional productions. Mbox interfaces fit easily into your bag or backpack, and feature rugged metal construction with reinforced components to withstand the rigors of any production environment. Plus, they include Pro Tools Express or Pro Tools | Software, the industry-standard digital audio workstation.

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Media Composer | Mojo DX

Experience faster editing with a high-performance digital I/O and monitoring video interface.

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Media Composer | Nitris DX

Gain incredible speed and real-time performance with a high-performance, customizable, dual link HD I/O and monitoring video interface.

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Artist Series

Take deep hands-on control of your favorite EUCON-enabled audio and video software to speed up editing and mixing tasks.

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Mbox

Record high-quality audio in the studio or on location with interfaces that offer premium sound, performance, and portability.

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Pro Tools | Software

Record, edit, and mix with the industry-standard music and audio production software.

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Expand your workflow capabilities

To meet the demands of complex and varied projects, you need the flexibility to expand your editing workflow as needed. With Media Composer, you can easily expand your editing and finishing capabilities with AVX, RTAS, and AudioSuite plug-ins and software options created by some of the most respected companies in the industry. Simply purchase them online from the Avid Store or through the Avid Marketplace within Media Composer.

Learn how Media Composer plug-ins and options address your needs:

+-Get the right look for your projects

No matter what project comes your way, you’ll be able to deliver high-quality results using Media | Composer software’s vast array of AVX plug-ins. Just add the tools you need to Media Composer and create stunning visual effects, graphics, animations, titles, and transitions; correct and grade color; enhance and improve footage; bridge workflows with third-party video and VFX applications; and more.

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+-Polish audio soundtracks with total control
From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to noise reduction and channel strip dynamics, Avid and third-party RTAS plug-ins work with Media Composer | Software, enabling you to make your picture sound as good as it looks. Media Composer comes with a high-quality collection of audio plug-ins to smooth and perfect sounds. What’s more, you can find any additional RTAS plug-ins you need to make the audio for your production sound its absolute best.

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+-Customize and configure your own personal workflow

Need advanced color and master tools? Want to streamline your news editing workflow? Or need a way to sift through thousands of files to find the right clips for a project? Media Composer | Software gives you the flexibility and versatility to configure your system with the options you need to get the job done.

 

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Media Composer | Symphony Option

Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and Boris Continuum Complete Lite for finishing and effects creation.

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Media Composer | NewsCutter Option

Integrate your iNEWS or ENPS workflow within Media Composer for complete news editing.

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Media Composer | PhraseFind Option

Quickly find the right clips by typing a word or phrase—right from within Media Composer.

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