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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.

Media Composer has an option for everyone

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Create and edit video using many of the same tools the pros use with this streamlined version of Media Composer—available for free.

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Accelerate storytelling and power through more complex video editing with the industry standard—available to subscribe or own.

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Behind the scenes of Netflix’s Trollhunters


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Chris Bové explains everything you need to know about ScriptSync


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Get access to every audio plug-in that Avid has to offer


Access Media Composer in the cloud

Got a team of editors and looking for the fastest and easiest way to deploy software? Media Composer is now available as a "virtual" license, enabling teams to access and edit projects remotely from any location in their facility using a high-speed connection. Without requiring Media Composer to be installed on their computer or local client.

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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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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...


IT Editor and Mixer Use Avid Creative Tools to Resurrect a Classic Horror Film

Obviously the entire industry works with Pro Tools. Its compatibility between editorial, picture, admin, operations, and mixers is essential – all need to interface seamlessly.


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Behind the Scenes of Netflix’s Trollhunters

For me, the process of editing Trollhunters has been pure creative bliss. The one rock-solid constant in the middle of a big TV production has been Avid Media Composer.


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Cutting to the Chase with Baby Driver Editor Paul Machliss, ACE

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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