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What do Deadpool 2, Black Panther, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi all have in common? They were all edited on Avid Media Composer. In this free video editing software, you get many of the same tools the pros use. Make a name for yourself, starting now.

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Tell great stories using the tools pros use with the free Media Composer | First.

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Accelerate storytelling and power through editing with Media Composer.

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It's a fact that over 95% of all mainstream movies released in 2016 were edited on Media Composer. And so were most TV shows, too! Media Composer | First is a completely free version of the same video editing application, available on either Mac or PC. If you are an aspiring filmmaker or vlogger looking to get a start in editing, there’s no better way to bring your imagination to life.

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Use the same tools the pros use

At the core, Media Composer | First provides the same editing tools your favorite filmmakers, editors, and directors rely on daily. That’s why more than any other video editing tool, learning Media Composer | First can open the door to a career in media and entertainment.

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Gain the cutting edge

Hollywood. TV. Film festivals. The Internet. If you’re an aspiring storyteller looking to make a name for yourself, creating great content and getting it seen can be a challenge. Media Composer | First empowers you with the right tools and advantage you need to succeed.

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Get the support of the industry

As a member of the Avid family, you have access to an invaluable community of professional editors who routinely share expert-level editing tips, tricks, and industry insight to help you on your journey. And help and advice is always available in our community forums.

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Avid Launches Young Storytellers Competition with NextGen Editors

Avid has made Media Composer so affordable for the high school level that it made sense to get this wonderful tool in the hands of our next storytellers. I wanted to be sure they had the best tool that would set them up for success.


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Mason Carden: Building an Editing Career with Media Composer

I knew I was going to be a storyteller. In school I was advised to take Avid classes by my Final Cut teacher, because there was more career potential.


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Phil Bowman: Meeting the Challenge of Real Stories

Every story is unique, and editors are able to drive a story in different ways through timing and shot selection, but the truth must come through.


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