Download Avid Media Composer 8.2.1
Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast.
Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story.
And now the choice is yours-edit on premises, remotely through the cloud, on demand, through a low-cost subscription, or purchase a license outright-making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.
Accelerate your high-res workflow
content today is shot with high-res cameras, but the majority of programming is still HD. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end. In addition, 1D/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Color Decision Lists (CDLs) make it easy to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.
Automate your media management
Gain time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, noncreative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow. Plus, you?ll get peace of mind as Media Composer now fully manages AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with native Avid media.
Edit and collaborate remotely in real time
Edit, share, tag, track, and sync media and projects with everyone on your editing team-no matter where you are in the world. Media Composer enables you to connect to Interplay | Production systems through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), making remote cloud-based collaboration easy and cost-effective. What?s , you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same tools and workflows you know and trust.
Gain total audio control
Forget wasting time mixing down audio levels by trial and error. With the new Master Audio Fader, you can insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. You can also now make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline independently of any track-based automation with the Clip Gain control.
Streamline the video workflow with Pro Tools users
Video Satellite is now included with Media Composer, enabling audio editors and mixers to play Avid HD and SD video sequences directly in sync with their Pro Tools session, while maintaining full system power. In addition, Pro Tools | Software now includes the Avid Video Engine, enabling Pro Tools sound editors and mixers to play HD video of the latest Media Composer cuts directly in the Pro Tools timeline.
Expand your creativity with options
Edit with the exact tools you need by simply adding options for the workflows you want. Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and the Boris Continuum Complete Lite effects pack with the Media Composer | Symphony Option for online editing. Integrate Media Composer into iNEWS and ENPS workflows with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option for news editing. And capture, monitor, and output video with a hardware-accelerated Media Composer | Nitris DX or Media Composer | Mojo DX video I/O interface. View these and on the.
- Create cut lists and EDLs from within Media Composer
- Do multicam editing in stereoscopic 3D
- Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media
- Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler
- Edit without interruption with new audio waveform caching
- View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML
- Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file
- Work with Alpha channel media using the new AMA QuickTime with Alpha plug-in
- Edit easier with new AMA enhancements (see how): ?Find what you need faster with the new AMA navigation window
- Consolidate or transcode only AMA clips in your sequence
- Relink to specified video and audio tracks in your timeline
- Speed through tasks with drag-and-drop support
Whats new in Media Composer 8
Configure it your way - Get great flexibility with options that open up creative opportunities.
Pay for only what you need - With a much lower cost of entry, the industrys top editing tool is easily within reach.
Accelerate high-res workflows - Acquire high-resolution media and deliver in HD with full creative control of reframing.
Automate media management - Spend time being creative by automating media tasks in the background.
Gain total audio control - Master the overall audio mix using RTAS plug-ins on the Master Audio Fader.
What is new in Media Composer 8
Minimum System requirements
Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere) 1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro family2 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000
Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD