Expand your audio and video capabilities with the
popular, newly supported AJA Io Express interface.
For those who don’t need the extra power provided
by Avid Mojo DX and Nitris DX accelerated hardware,
Io Express gives you video I/O capabilities in a more
With new AMA (Avid Media Access) support for the Sony HDCAM SR Lite codec, you can
directly access the media and all associated metadata—without transcoding—to get a jump
start on editing and selecting suitable clips.
If you work with processor-intensive Panasonic AVC-Intra material,
you can get real-time multi-stream playback and speed up your
workflow with support for the new Avid Nitris DX AVC-Intra
interface, which features built-in AVC-Intra encoding. Anyone
working with this popular format will benefit from vastly superior
performance using Nitris DX AVC-Intra.
With highly responsive tactile controls, unrivaled software interactivity, and programmable Soft Keys that enable you to perform complex functions with just one touch, you’ll never go back to editing with just a keyboard and mouse again.
PhraseFind , powered by Nexidia, a new Avid software option for Media Composer 5.5, Symphony 5.5, and NewsCutter 9.5. PhraseFind combines audio indexing with dialog search, so you can quickly find the right takes by typing a few
words, or pull up every clip containing a certain word to edit dialog. All this from right within Media Composer, so you’ll be able to spend more time refining your edits instead of importing results or digging through bins.7
Forget having to adjust transitions in the Quick Transitions dialog or Effects Editor. You can now manipulate transitions directly in the timeline with your mouse and the expanded Smart Tool.
When enabled, simply grab one of the two handles to alter the span of the effect in the timeline, or grab the center to change the transition’s position in your edit.
With the improved Find tool, you can quickly and easily find what you need by searching through clips, sequences, script text, the timeline, and monitors. You can even search for material in bins on local and shared storage.
Work with audio in more ways than ever before. Record high-quality voiceovers and overdubs in Media Composer and monitor your work using Pro Tools hardware, including the third-generation Mbox family, Pro Tools|HD, and Pro Tools|HD Native.
(note: video hardware must be disabled disconnected in this application – Mojo SDI and Matrox MX02 Mini users can toggle between video and hardware using the “1394” button). Specify audio track formats (up to 16 audio channels)before bringing them into your project, either in the Import Settings or AMA Settings dialog.And expand your audio sweetening palette with 20 new RTAS plug-in effects by AIR (the same ones included in Pro Tools).
With updates to the Production Suite, included in all boxed versions of Media Composer, you can create stunning video effects, graphics, music, and more, and deliver content for web or disc play. This updated collection includes Boris Continuum Complete 7, Sorenson Squeeze 6.0.4, Avid FX 5.8.3, SmartSound SonicFire Pro 5.5.2, and Avid DVD 6.1.1.
Edit faster and easier than ever
Experience the fastest, most flexible workflows that enable you to work the way you want—in more ways than ever.
Get the look, sound, and quality you want
Polish your projects with huge collection of built-in 2D and 3D effects, transitions, and tools for motion tracking, keying, compositing, titling, color correcting, and editing/mixing audio.
Design, dazzle, and deliver with the Production Suite
Create video effects, graphics, music, and more, and deliver content for web or disc play with the included Production Suite (not included with download versions of Media Composer). You can also check for updates to these apps here.
Experience an open workflow
With Media Composer, you can work with more media formats than any other editing system, choose hardware options to accelerate your editing, and integrate into any workflow for the ultimate efficiency.
Designed for collaboration
Work efficiently and seamlessly with others using a wide array of workflows and solutions from Avid.
Experience the fastest tapeless workflows in the industry. With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can natively access and edit RED (.R3D), QuickTime (including Apple ProRes and .mov files captured by Canon 5D/7D cameras), Sony HDCAM SR Lite, XDCAM HD/EX, P2/AVC-Intra, Canon XF, GFCAM, and other file-based media directly from an external disc, card, or volume, without transcoding, importing, or rewrapping files. See AMA in action.
Edit the way you want with the industry’s most accurate and flexible editing toolset. Trim on the fly with the Smart Tool (see the Smart Tool in action) or perform critical edits with ultra precision. Mix and match media formats, codecs, frame rates, sizes, resolutions, and aspect ratios in the same timeline—in real time—without rendering or transcoding (see Mix and Match in action). Drag and drop clips to rearrange sequences. Plus, you can customize the interface, shortcuts, and keyboard layout for maximum speed and comfort.
Take the work out of editing movies, television shows, and other video projects with two powerful software options that’ll make finding the right clips easy. For script-based projects, the unique Avid ScriptSync, powered by Nexidia, option syncs all relevant clips to your script phonetically—automatically—so you can find the best takes fast (see ScriptSync in action). And with the new PhraseFind option, which combines audio indexing with dialog search, you can find the right takes fast or pull up clips containing a certain word to substitute dialog.
Create stunning effects, transitions, and graphics easily with a host of powerful built-in tools:
Get professional-quality sound to complement your video using a comprehensive set of audio tools. Refine and balance dialog, production audio, ADR, sound effects, music, and more, and build up to 24 tracks of audio per video sequence. Plus, with support for RTAS plug-ins and included AIR effects, you can bring in a wide variety of the industry’s best compressors, reverbs, EQs, and other sound processing plug-ins to sweeten dialog, enliven effects, and make your overall mix more cohesive. See the audio tools in action.
Save time and maintain the highest quality production with the fully integrated and flexible 10-bit color correction toolset. Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch. Gain better color precision with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing. Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction. And dive into the large palette of easy-to-use tools to refine settings or get creative with the color.
With support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing, you can keep your finishing jobs in house and deliver the highest quality color and effects work. Perform color correction, keying, and effects work with greater precision and ease. And if you have a Nitris DX-based system, you can digitize, process, monitor, and output projects in HD-RGB, using the two HD SDI connections to handle the high-bandwidth resolutions (RGB I/O is included in all Nitris DX products).
Get even more options to get the look, effect, or sound you want through a huge collection of Avid and third-party video (AVX and AVX2) and audio (RTAS) plug-ins, which you can install and use right from your editing interface.
Start editing footage right away, with AMA which offers native support for a wide range of SD and HD codecs, including RED, QuickTime (including ProRes and H.264), HDCAM SR Lite, DV, HDV, XDCAM HD/EX, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra, GFCAM, DNxHD, and more. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs in the same timeline.
Expand your video editing workflow with an array of Avid and third-party options that enable you to connect cameras and tape decks, monitor video, capture audio, and take hands-on control. From the powerful acceleration you get with Media Composer Nitris DX, Nitris DX AVC-Intra, and Mojo DX systems to the more cost-effective and portable AJA Io Express and Matrox MXO2 Mini (monitoring only), you’ll find interfaces that meet your needs and budget. And with support for Artist Series control surfaces, you can edit even faster and easier with full tactile control. Learn more.
Streamline your offline to online workflow and get a seamless path to finish and master projects with complete integration between Media Composer and Symphony and Avid DS systems. With Total Conform, you can directly share offline projects and media for finishing—with media clips, edits, and effects directly available—so you can start the online without delay. And with FIlmScribe, conform processes get easy, as it maximizes your metadata output—no matter what your workflow.
Forget about tweaking settings or re-orienting your workspace if you move from one Avid video system to another. Take all of your settings with you to any project through your own user profile—even when moving from an offline workstation to a Symphony finishing system. All shortcuts, keyboard, and screen customization are accessible, so you’ll be up and running in no time.
With MetaFuze*, you can quickly merge DPX, TIFF, or even stereoscopic 3D files from film scanning or CGI systems into a single native Avid DNxHD or uncompressed media clip for editing. You can even display and edit 3D material offline—without conforming—using industry-first stereoscopic editing tools and workflows.
Make the audio post workflow easier by making projects directly accessible to Pro Tools editors through Video Satellite. No need to render effects, transcode video, or copy files for the audio team, as they can simply tap into any Media Composer system to open and play Avid HD and SD sequences (including DNxHD) in high quality, in full resolution, and in sync with their sessions. Or bring in a Pro Tools session as an MXF file and sweeten the mix using any of the 20 included AIR effects, such as reverbs, delays, filters, and other effects—the same ones included with Pro Tools. You can even record, monitor, and output audio using Media Composer with any Pro Tools|HD Native, Pro Tools|HD, or third-generation Mbox system.
For filmmakers, you have the industry's most powerful and accurate film workflow in your hands with the award-winning Avid Film Composer toolset. Save time with automatic audio and video syncing and seamless tracking of timecode, Keykode, and other metadata. Plus, with support for 4:4:4 HD-RGB color, you can preserve the full-quality color process from beginning to end.
Speed up any online or audio post workflow with the Timecode Generator, which enables you to create onscreen timecode displays in real time. And with the SubCap Generator, you can easily create open captions and subtitles, plus import and export in Avid DS and standard EBU N19 subtitle formats.
Ease the post audio workflow when exporting timeline audio tracks as BWF (Broadcast WAV) files. Just insert the sequence timecode based on your project type as you’re exporting the tracks to create a fast and easy sync reference for downstream processes that don’t support OMF or AAF, such as slave playback devices.
* MetaFuze works with Windows-based computers, including Windows XP and Vista, and Macs running Windows through Boot Camp or other emulation.
Create dazzling 2D and 3D composites, titles, animation, and effects with Avid FX 5.8.3, a powerful collection of creative tools designed by Boris FX. Get started fast with 1,500 customizable templates, or design your own titles and graphics using text, drawing, styles, and animation tools. And create stunning effects with over 115 filters, including Wire Removal, Grain Match, Light Zoom, and more. For more details, visit the Boris FX website.
Get the looks you really want with the new Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX, which includes new lens blur effects, noise reduction tool, OpenGL particle engine, and more. With over 200 plug-in filters, including 3D objects, image restoration tools, time-based effects, distortion and perspective effects, light and glow effects, transitions, keys and mattes, colors and blurs, and cartoon effects, you can create high-quality visuals right within your editing system. For more details, visit the Boris Continuum Complete website.
Create fully customized scores from royalty-free music effortlessly with SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5.5.2. Choose from a variety of loops and pre-recorded soundtracks and then customize the music to fit your scene. You can match beats to video, insert a stinger, alter the tempo and pitch, fine-tune searches with Sensory Searching, search for music by simply tapping a tempo, and get new spotting tools. For more details, visit the SmartSound Sonicfire Pro website.
Optimize and deliver content in a create-once-publish-anywhere world. With Sorenson Squeeze 6.0.4, you can optimize content in a variety of formats (including HD, DVD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, Flash, and 3GPP) for web or DVD delivery, author DVDs and Blu-ray Discs on Windows, and burn discs on a PC or Mac. Plus, you can publish content directly to Sorenson 360, YouTube, Twitter, Akamai, Limelight, and other servers. For more details, visit the Sorenson Squeeze website or watch the video tutorial.
Experience the most collaborative workflow and get things done on time and on budget. With Avid Unity media networks, you and your team can access and play the same files and capture media to the same volume simultaneously, in real time. Since media bins aren’t linked to specific projects or users, you can open bins and access files from other projects—even when in use by others—without having to copy media. And because Unity supports Final Cut systems, you can easily collaborate across mixed editing systems and share media using AMA.
Collaborating with Pro Tools audio editors, remixers, and sound designers is easy. You can export audio from your video projects to Pro Tools for audio production, with all media and metadata intact. Or for the fastest workflow, add Video Satellite or Video Satellite LE to your workflow and have Pro Tools editors sync directly with Avid video sequences, eliminating the need to render, transcode, or copy files.
When the stakes are high, bring collaboration to the highest level with Avid Interplay asset management systems. Instantly access media and secure files from unauthorized use. Always have the current production elements in play and synced through automated tracking. And with sophisticated multi-contributor asset management, multi-resolution workflows, and rules-based transcoding, you can put the flow in workflow for total facility-wide collaboration.
Avid understands professional content creation. We’ve been in this industry for over 20 years, designing the tools used by more film and television professionals than any other product. In fact, Symphony Nitris DX is certified by ACE (American Cinema Editors) and received both an Oscar and Emmy Award. And though we are the industry leader, we continuously strive to innovate and make our products the best they can be, so you can keep doing what you do more easily and more efficiently.
For projects large and small, studios and production companies around the world constantly seek the skills and advice of Avid editors, as they’re widely considered to be the best in the industry. Whether you want to do freelance or join a team, or you’re looking for talented Avid editors to help you with a project, you’ll find opportunities and Avid editors worldwide.
When you need help, expert assistance is just a web click or phone call away. Choose from a wide range of Avid Support resources that fit your needs and budget, including free web-based support (the Avid Knowledge Base), pay-per-case phone support, Avid Support plans (which include free software upgrades/updates), and complete installation services.
Get the most out of your investment through Avid Training. Whether you simply want to learn how to use your Avid software and/or system to the fullest or want to up your game through certification training, you can choose from several self-paced books, online courses and classroom training, and customized training programs.
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