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Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever.



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The Hobbit comes to life with Media Composer magic


Get beautiful performance

Connect every camera and video device in your studio and gain the media intelligence you need to create and deliver better content faster. Meet the new Avid Artist | DNxIQ interface—now available bundled with Media Composer and standalone.

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Access Media Composer in the cloud—coming soon

With the upcoming Media Composer | Cloud VM Option, you'll be able to access and edit projects virtually from any location using a high-speed connection. Without requiring Media Composer to be installed on your computer or local client.

Work faster and easier

Whether you’re a Media Composer veteran, coming back to Avid, or new to video editing, working with Media Composer is now simpler, more productive, and fun. Navigate, find, preview, and import media more easily with the new Source Browser. And edit more intuitively with the streamlined interface with enhanced visual feedback.

Test-drive all of the latest new Media Composer features.

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Create better sounding productions

With several new audio features just added—including audio dupe detection, audio ducking, groups, and nested AudioSuite clip effects—it's faster and easier than ever to make your projects sound as epic as they look.

Edit high-res and HD media natively

From the biggest movies to small indie films, more and more productions today are shooting in 4K and beyond. With Media Composer, you can acquire, edit, and deliver 2K to Ultra HD to 8K and other high-resolution content with great speed and ease. And get native support for such cutting-edge codecs as Panasonic AVC-LongG, Sony XAVC-I, XAVC-L, and more.

Discover how you can speed up your workflow.

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Work in any resolution and aspect ratio

Facing a mixed bag of footage from a 4K camera, an iPhone, and an old SD archive? No problem. Now you can work with practically any media in the same project—in any resolution—without the need for additional gear. Plus, you can now reframe high-res images at the highest quality possible and set project-level mask margins.

Take on any job, without limits.

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Get greater beauty—without the bandwidth

High-res material is gorgeous to look at, but its massive file size can be a challenge to work with. But with the Avid DNxHR codec in Media Composer, you can work with a wide range of resolutions in real time.

Want to accelerate your high-res and HD workflows?

Learn more about DNxHR and DNxHD

Edit HDR projects

What lurks in the shadows and hides in bright light? A great amount of image detail that often never finds an audience. Now you can expose every detail and achieve more stunning, dramatic imagery with new support for high dynamic range (HDR) workflows.

But that's not all...


Avid Goes on an Epic Journey with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We can collaborate super quickly not only in Media Composer using Avid shared storage, but we work in Pro Tools and use Avid shared storage for that as well.


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Editor, Director Bring ‘The Martian’ Home with Avid

The organizational capability of Media Composer is very useful as well as all the tools, the simple visual effects and comps that we can do...it's a very versatile tool.


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Avid Powers ‘Star Citizen – Squadron 42's’ Galactic Editing

Without these features in Media Composer, I wouldn't have been able to conduct this type of editing so easily. If someone was to ask me what is the most beneficial thing they could do to get a job when starting out in the industry, I would tell them — learn Avid!


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