Avid's Symphony 6.5 (Academic Pricing) has all of the same features, tools, and workflows as Media Composer, plus advanced and secondary color correction, Boris Continuum Complete, and Universal Mastering tools. Whether you edit movies, TV shows, commercials, or other video, this industry-standard solution provides 64-bit performance, easy-to-use video editing tools, and streamlined HD, file-based, and stereo 3D workflows to complete projects fast.
And now it's even better with new versioning and archive workflows, more open ways of working with third-party software and hardware, and more powerful audio tools for video editors than any other NLE.
And now, when you buy Symphony 6.5, you'll also get an upgrade to Media Composer 7.0 with the Symphony Option - the next generation of the Media Composer family.
Academic verification: Avid Academic Institution, Academic Individual, Teacher, and Student versions are for use by students, faculty, teachers, and administrators. You will be asked to verify your eligibility for the educational price after purchase. You must obtain your System ID and Activation ID by submitting proof of education eligibility to Avid.
1. Media Composer 7.0 with Symphony Option does not include support for connecting to Interplay, Interplay Central, or Interplay Sphere. Customers who need Interplay, Interplay Central, or Interplay Sphere support should contact their reseller or Avid Sales rep to purchase Media Composer 7.0 Interplay Edition with Symphony Option.
2. Uncompressed video on laptops is limited to one stream of uncompressed SD video, except for Windows-based Intel Core i7 laptops (Quad Core with Hyper-Threading) with eSata external storage, which can play multiple streams of 1:1 uncompressed SD.
3. NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
Symphony Software: Edit and finish HD, SD, and stereoscopic 3D material Avid DVD: Author DVDs (Windows Only) Avid FX: Create and animate titles, effects, transitions, and more Boris Continuum Complete: Create stunning visual effects Sorenson Squeeze: Optimize and deliver content for web or disc play EDL Manager: Export timecode metadata FilmScribe: Export film metadata Log Exchange: Convert shot logs into ALE files MediaLog: Manage logging and metadata Upgrade to Media Composer 7.0 with Symphony Option (provided when it becomes publicly available)
Version and archive finished sequences with AS-02
Create master-quality archives with JPEG 2000 support
Export content back to the original AMA source
Ensure your work is viewed as intended with new AFD support
Switch to software-only mode or share your I/O hardware with other software without disconnecting, quitting, or rebooting
Speed up audio editing with advanced keyframes, and monitor up to 64 voices
Get the performance and speed you need to handle complex editing, with 64-bit power
Directly access and edit RED, ProRes, QuickTIme, XDCAM, AVCHD, and other file-based media with AMA-no transcoding required
Work with the third-party hardware you may already have through Avid Open I/O
Manage and edit stereoscopic 3D projects with a comprehensive set of tools and workflows
Take hands-on control of editing, color correction, and mixing with Artist Series control surfaces
Get full-featured audio tools and workflows, including 7.1 surround sound, RTAS plug-ins, and Pro Tools integration
Conveniently purchase stock footage, plug-ins, and more through the Avid Marketplace
Work more easily with animated effects with many keyframe editor improvements
Get Boris Continuum Complete, Avid FX (Boris RED), Avid DVD, and Sorenson Squeeze included
And much more
Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Avid-qualified Mac-based computer or laptop Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion (64-bit) Intel Dual or Intel Dual Core 2.66 GHz Xeon processor or faster, or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster (laptops) 4 GB of RAM NVIDIA GeForce family or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple) Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Avid-qualified Windows-based computer or laptop Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster 4 GB of RAM (6 GB of RAM recommended) NVIDIA Quadro FX family (FX 560 or higher) Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk