Media Composer

Industry-standard video editing software for independent editors and moviemakers

Whether you’re working independently or freelancing, Media Composer offers the vast format support and advanced video editing and finishing tools you need to take on any job with confidence. From first cut to final delivery, get the creative capabilities to tell great stories, turn around projects faster, and win the work you really want.

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The new Media Composer is everything you know and love—reimagined for more

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Edit at the speed of your imagination

The new Media Composer provides an intuitive user experience, giving you creative speed to produce better stories. Access the tools you need, when you need them, with new task-oriented workspaces. Find and navigate media faster with new bin mapping. And work more fluidly with the clean, modern UI, which features a smart panel interface that simplifies the complexity, keeping your workspace clutter-free, so you can stay focused on what matters most—your story.

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Finish and deliver with precision

Be confident in your content delivery—whether you complete projects all in Media Composer or roundtrip to other applications for color and effects work. With the new 32-bit floating point color pipeline, OpenEXR decoding, and ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color space support, you can finish high-res and HDR projects with complete color precision, ensuring pristine picture quality throughout your workflow. Plus, new IMF packaging tools make OTT-destined content a speedy delivery.

Get more power at your fingertips

Media Composer features a more powerful and reliable next-generation Avid Media Engine that goes beyond background rendering, transcoding, and live timeline editing. Get right to work with whatever media comes your way with native OP1a support. And experience smoother editing and playback performance to keep you in your creative mindset.

Create high quality stories

Media Composer comes with a large collection of professional video editing, effects, titling, color, and audio tools to help polish your stories to perfection. Get everything you need to spark and speed your creativity and create more impactful scenes and sounds with unmatched ease.

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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.

PHIL BOWMAN, EDITOR, SEE NO EVIL (ARROW MEDIA)

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Media Composer Powers the Jam-Packed Adventure

The timeline on a Paddington movie is colossal and Media Composer handled that with ease. With over 20 layers of audio, and a similar amount of video, it’s easy to take for granted how complicated that can be. Avid not only supported the entire operation, but also enabled us to have playback in a high resolution.

MARK EVERSON, EDITOR

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Behind the Scenes at the Savannah Film Festival

Don’t underestimate really knowing your stuff, especially the tools. Work 100-hour weeks for almost nothing. Be at the right place at right time and have the right skill set and attitude. You need to be prepared to go for it.

JONATHAN WALES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE/RE-RECORDING MIXER, SATELLITE POST PRODUCTION

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