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Whether you’re a seasoned video editor or just starting your career, get unmatched speed and creative freedom to tell more inspired stories. Do your best work with Media Composer’s award-winning toolset, the go-to choice of professional editors.

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Media composer features

    • New speech-to-text transcription tools

      Avid’s renowned PhraseFind™ technology takes speech-to-text to greater heights with the addition of the Transcript Tool. This new feature not only displays a full transcription of all the dialogue found within a clip, but also enables the editor to cut directly from the transcript into the timeline. PhraseFind™ is included with Media Composer Ultimate and Media Composer Enterprise, and is an option for Media Composer. In tandem with ScriptSync™, the pair offer the most feature-rich editorial tools for working with dialogue.

    • Improved Media Composer and Pro Tools interoperability

      Media Composer and Pro Tools, the two most trusted creative toolsets in postproduction, continue to grow more compatible than ever before. New in Media Composer is the ability to automate volume and pan information at the sub-frame level. In addition, Pro Tools 2024.6 can export Media Composer-specific session files that maintain crucial edit and mix metadata.

    • Avid Huddle support for all versions of Media Composer

      Enable creative teams to collaborate more efficiently and securely from anywhere they need to be. Avid Huddle is now available for all versions of Media Composer and Avid | Edit On Demand. Through a direct connection to Microsoft Teams, Avid Huddle accelerates your time to delivery by speeding up and simplifying the review and approval process.

    • More open than ever to third-party integration

      With the new Panel SDK, Media Composer literally has a new window to third-party workflows. Customers and technology partners can use the Panel SDK to directly access external applications and services, enabling greater speed and efficiency when moving and managing media assets throughout Media Composer. Request the Panel SDK.

    • Work with any type of media

      Import and edit footage from any camera, no matter the format, codec, or resolution. From HD and UHD, to HDR, 8K, and beyond, experience smooth, frame-accurate playback—even when mixing different types of video, audio, images, and frame rates.

    • High-res, high efficiency

      With the new Avid Media Engine, you can work with high-res, HDR, and proxy media more easily. Avid DNxHR and OpenEXR support eliminate bottlenecks, so you can work with a massive amount of media and quickly relink proxies to the original files with ease.

    • Track media with confidence

      Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media, so you’ll never lose sight of your assets. Your project media will always be linked—even as projects move and evolve over the years.

    • Organize and find files fast

      With new bin containers and mapping, you can organize and group content any way you want. PhraseFind AI and ScriptSync AI, the new and improved AI-powered versions of these extremely popular timesaving features, help you find footage in seconds, searching for clips and takes based on the dialog they contain. 

    • Edit with Oscar- and Emmy-winning tools

      The majority of all films and TV shows are edited on Media Composer. That’s because it makes the creative process fast, easy, and gratifying. From fluid timeline editing with our best-in-class trim tools to the precision toolset, you can navigate and cut sequences more intuitively and tell better stories.

    • Boost your creative flow

      Work the way you want to work, with a modern interface that makes editing easier and more fluid. Task-oriented workspaces—Edit, Color, Audio, and Effects—provide just the tools you need. You can even resize, rearrange, and hide panels.

    • Accelerate multicam editing

      Show every angle of your story with ease with the Emmy Award-winning multicamera editing toolset. Sync up to 64 different angles automatically—even with different formats and frames—so you can immediately edit and align shots as needed.

    • Design stunning visuals

      Add dramatic flair to your stories with built-in VFX, filters, and titles. Take your creative vision further with more video plugins and advanced tools to create composites, motion effects, transitions, graphics, and animation.

    • Finish in the box—or out

      Whether you do all color correction, grading, and audio mixing in Media Composer, or roundtrip out to other applications, you can be confident that your work will accurately hit every delivery specification.

    • Total color precision

      Media Composer future-proofs your content with its 32-bit floating point color pipeline and ACES color support, ensuring consistent color accuracy from end to end. The Symphony Option offers advanced color grading tools and IMF packaging, so you can easily deliver to Netflix and other OTT specifications with confidence.

    • Produce dramatic HDR imagery

      Tell stories that showcase true-to-life image quality with effortless HDR workflows. Import, edit, color grade, and deliver incredibly realistic imagery with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights.

    • Create studio-quality soundtracks

      Make your story sound as good as it looks with a suite of audio tools and plugins. Create up to 99 tracks of dialogue, music, and sound effects in 7.1 surround. Or export all tracks and effects to Pro Tools for audio post—without having to transcode sequences first.

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Pushing Video Editing Boundaries

Avid Media Composer redefines editing standards with new features, giving editors the top tools in the market. 

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Getting Started

Tutorials, tips, and other resources to help you get up and running quickly and make the most of your Media Composer experience.
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Free Media Composer for Students

Avid is now offering higher education institutions the opportunity to provide FREE Media Composer software to any student who wants it.
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GET workflows that work

    • Share projects, bins, and media

      Add Avid NEXIS shared storage to your workflow and multiple video editors and assistants can work on the same projects at once. No more accidentally overwriting work or needing to duplicate and micromanage media.

    • Maintain quality from end to end

      As projects move from offline to online—and from in-house to external teams and back again—the standardized ACES color space ensures that all high-res and HDR projects will maintain full image quality and color accuracy from end to end, across all color and VFX work.

    • Enable remote collaboration

      Up-level your workflow with Avid Huddle, our new video review software for real-time review and feedback. Notations can be imported back into Media Composer, speeding up and simplifying the review process for creative teams. Or deploy a full virtual production suite in the cloud with Avid | Edit On Demand.

    • Virtualize post production

      Gain efficiency and reduce costs by virtualizing your post-production environment with Media Composer | Cloud VM, extending video editing with virtual machine technology for on-premises or remote network access to projects and media. Cloud VM provides the full Media Composer video editing experience to multiple clients from a single on-premises shared storage system and/or a centralized server.

    • Keep production moving

      With the Distributed Processing option, included with Media Composer | Enterprise, you can offload time-consuming rendering, transcoding, and exporting tasks to unused or idle networked computers, freeing up Media Composer workstations, and taking wasteful downtime out of the process.

    • Customize the interface for any role

      Media Composer is the only video editing solution that lets you tailor the interface for any role in your organization—from video editors, to assistants, loggers, or journalists. Provide only the tools needed to do the job, enabling better focus and faster completion.

    • Secure your production

      Media Composer is the only video editing software that enables you to limit user access to workspaces and tools and restrict content export, so you can safeguard your media and mitigate costly mistakes and leaks.

    • Bridge workflows between teams

      For editors working in news, sports, and studio production environments, Media Composer integrates with MediaCentral, enabling teams to connect and access content locally and remotely across the entire platform ecosystem.

    • Find the right clips fast

      With PhraseFind AI, you can quickly find clips in a project that contain specific dialogue. Simply type keywords to locate all clips that contain the speech in multiple languages—ideal for unscripted shows.

    • Sync takes to a script in seconds

      Compare performances and find the best takes fast. ScriptSync AI automatically syncs clips to their associated script lines, so you can quickly find takes by scene, script page, or dialogue.

    • Color and master faster

      With Symphony, you can stylize shots and correct color with ultra-precision, then deliver content easily with IMF packaging. Plus, universal mastering makes it easy to take your offline online.

    • Transcribe clips and sequences

      Ideal for non-scripted workflows, you can now create and export a transcript from within Media Composer. If you need captions, we've got you covered -- you can export and review a transcript, then bring it back into Media Compser as a Subcap effect that gives you timed and placed captions.

    • Go big—up to 8K and beyond

      Experience smooth, reliable editing and playback performance, no matter how large your source files are. Work with all the beautiful, high-resolution image detail of the original media for better editing precision, without your workflow coming to a standstill.

    • Optimized for the best HDR experience

      From capture to edit, finishing to output, Media Composer provides the high-efficiency media handling, ACES color space, and 32-bit floating color pipeline you need to deliver HDR content predictably, with pristine accuracy.

    • Edit at the speed of your imagination

      With the live timeline and unlimited playback streams, you can make changes to sequences during playback on the fly. Plus, with native support for tons of formats, including OP1a, you can start editing immediately—without the transcode wait.

    • Save time with automation

      Media Composer automates time-consuming tasks in the background. Instead of waiting hours for transcoding, rendering, consolidating, and relinking media, you can just keep working. Plus, it offers automated bin saving, audio mixes, audio/video sync, and more.

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