Create your best story possible
Deliver your best stories
There’s a reason why more professional moviemakers and television editors use Media Composer than any other video editing solution—it gives you the editing and finishing speed you need to complete projects faster. From its ACE-certified tools and unique timesaving workflows, to the most reliable media management in the biz, Media Composer empowers creative storytelling like no other.
SD and HD. 2K through 8K and beyond. Even stereoscopic 3D and HDR. No matter what media you’ve got, Media Composer welcomes the widest range of file and camera formats, codecs, and resolutions, so you can acquire and turn around content faster. Without copying or transcoding media first. Whether you’ve got footage in a camera, media drive, smartphone, or video server, bringing your story together is easy.
Get beauty without the wait
It’s no secret that high-resolution, high frame rate media can put the brakes on any workflow. Media Composer eliminates these bottlenecks, offering powerful 64-bit performance, groundbreaking Avid DNxHR and Avid Resolution Independence technologies, plus background rendering and transcoding, to keep your media and creativity flowing.
Gain great efficiency
Experience the fastest editorial workflows in the industry. Instantly access and edit file-based media without transcoding or copying media. Build stories with up to 24 video tracks. Preview clips before committing them to a project. Edit multicam projects with ease. Even automate non-creative media tasks—such as transcoding, consolidating, and relinking—in the background using Dynamic Media Folders.
Get reliable media management
Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media for you, so you’ll never lose sight of your assets. Gain peace of mind with over 20 years of industry-proven media management innovation supporting everything you do.
Design stunning visuals
Add dramatic flair to your stories with a host of built-in effects, color, and title tools. From creating jaw-dropping VFX, green screen composites, motion effects, and transitions, to correcting color, tinting scenes, and designing graphical titles and animations, it’s easy to give your projects that professional polish.
Work in HDR
With support for a variety of High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specs, profiles, and workflows, Media Composer enables you to color grade video and achieve richer, more dramatic imagery, with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights. It’s a fast-growing technology—and an important way to future-proof your valuable content.
Create studio-quality soundtracks
Sound is half the picture. With Media Composer, you can make your projects sound as good as they look. Record, edit, and mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 surround. Create groups to mix dialog, Foley, music, and sound effects more easily. And polish soundtracks using the same high-quality audio effects and sound processors that come with Pro Tools.
Expand your creative possibilities
Don’t have the footage or effects you need? Shop the in-app Avid Marketplace—no shoes, shirt, or pants required. Preview stock footage in context with your project. Purchase plug-ins, software options, and hardware to extend your capabilities. You’ll even find training material to help advance your editing skills.
Get the Avid hardware advantage
Looking for the fastest way to capture, monitor, and output high-quality video? Pair Media Composer with an Avid Artist interface and get the tight integration you need to handle the most demanding workflows—from portable 4K interfaces, to solutions that offer an extensive array of I/O or video over IP. You can also use third-party interfaces through Avid Open I/O.
Extend your workflow
From finding every clip or take that contains specific words of dialog in seconds, to adding advanced color correction, mastering, newsroom integration, visual effects, and titling tools, it’s easy to extend your workflow by adding one or more Media Composer options.
Media Composer options
Accelerate and expand your editorial workflow with these options that integrate with Media Composer.
Media Composer | PhraseFind Option—Find the right clips fast by typing a word or phrase with this powerful dialog indexing and search engine solution
Media Composer | ScriptSync Option—Find the best takes in seconds for every line of dialog in the script with this powerful dialog search and sync solution
Media Composer | Symphony Option—Add advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering to Media Composer
Media Composer | NewsCutter Option—Integrate with MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, and other ENPS for streamlined news editing (Windows only)
Media Composer | Production Pack—Complement Media Composer with a bundle of powerful tools to create visual effects, enhance audio, correct color, and optimize media, including NewBlue Amplify, iZotope Insight, iZotope RX Loudness Control, Sorenson Squeeze Standard, and SpeedLooks Studio LINEAR
Go further with Media Composer | Ultimate
Need to work together as a team in a post-production, news, or other media environment? Media Composer | Ultimate (formerly Media Composer) provides all the same editing tools as Media Composer, plus extended workflows for real-time collaboration.
Move up to Media Composer | Ultimate
Here are some key advantages that Media Composer | Ultimate offers over Media Composer subscriptions*:
- Share bins and projects with other Media Composer and MediaCentral editors, loggers, and assistants
- Collaborate locally and remotely with editors, journalists, producers, and other content contributors across the MediaCentral environment
- Access, edit, and share media stored on Avid NEXIS and other MediaCentral-managed storage systems, no matter where you or the assets reside
- Find the right clips fast by simply typing a word or phrase with the Media Composer | PhraseFind Option, included
- Find the best takes in seconds for every line of dialog in a script with the Media Composer | ScriptSync Option, included
- Get access to advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering with the Media Composer | Symphony Option, included
- Integrate with MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, and other ENPS for streamlined news editing with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option, included (Windows only)
*Please note that we still offer a Media Composer perpetual license for purchase that provides all the same Avid NEXIS support, MediaCentral integration, and collaborative workflows of Media Composer, but does not include the added software options (PhraseFind, ScriptSync, Symphony, and NewsCutter). Purchase it here.