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Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)

B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Entry Level Turnkey Kit with Avid Media Composer 8

B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Entry Level Turnkey Kit with Avid Media Composer 8

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B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Entry Level Turnkey Kit with Avid Media Composer 8

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Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013) Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory for Notebooks Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card) LaCie 4TB d2 Thunderbolt 2 External Hard Drive Apple 6.6 B&H Photo Video Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support B&H Photo iMac Turnkey 27" iMac Entry Level Turnkey Kit with Avid Media Composer 8

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Product Highlights

  • 27" iMac with 2560 x 1400 Display
  • 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
  • Upgraded to 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M Graphics (1GB)
  • 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • Avid Media Composer 8
  • 4TB External HD with Thunderbolt/USB 3.0
  • 6.6 ft Thunderbolt Cable
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This 27" iMac Entry Level Turnkey Video Kit with Avid Media Composer 8 from B&H is a turnkey video editing workstation paired with the added storage to keep you working. The kit is centered around a 27" Apple iMac and comes pre-installed with Avid Media Composer 8. This kit also features a 4TB external Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 hard drive, and a 6.6' Thunderbolt cable.

The Apple 27" iMac gives you the performance power needed to take advantage of the professional-grade, American Cinema Editors (ACE) certified, video editing tools offered by Avid Media Composer 8. Featuring a large 27" 2560 x 1400 display, the iMac allows for easy viewing and interaction with Media Composer. With a fast 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor, expanded RAM from 8 to 16GB, and an NVIDIA GT 755M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, you get the speed and performance required to handle the demands of Full HD video editing and graphics-intensive tasks. A 1TB 7200rpm hard drive offers you a generous amount of storage space for software, footage, and other media. The included 4TB external hard drive provides additional storage space for video, and features fast transfer speeds via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connections.

The kit also includes a 1-year B&H tech support plan.

Note: Some features, such as high resolution editing, not supported by this hardware configuration.

  • Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)

    The 27" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is an all-in-one desktop computer with an ultra-slim unibody design. Measuring at just 5mm at its edges, the iMac has 40% less volume than the 2011 iMac. The body of the iMac isn't the only thing that got thinner. The LCD display is now 5mm thinner, and Apple also removed a 2mm gap between the LCD panel and the glass to save even more space.

    The 27" widescreen display features LED backlighting for vibrant, accurate color. With in-plane switching (IPS) technology, the iMac has a wide 178° viewing angle. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2560 x 1440 native resolution, supported by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

    Powered by a quad-core 4th-generation Haswell 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 processor, the iMac takes advantage of each core to optimize performance. The 4th-gen Haswell Intel processor also allows for low voltage usage for better energy efficiency. The system also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 720000rpm hard drive, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones and built-in stereo speakers.

    For ports, the iMac has dual Thunderbolt ports (which also double as Mini DisplayPorts) and four USB 3.0 ports. You'll be able to connect with various compatible components. If you would rather go wireless with your peripherals, you can use Bluetooth 4.0 technology where compatible. This iMac comes with a Mac OS X operating system preinstalled, which features a user-friendly interface.

    Design

    Impossibly Thin
    Just a mere 5mm at its edge, the iMac has up to 40 percent less volume than the 2011 iMac. Using an advanced welding method called friction-stir welding, Apple was able to join the front and the back of the iMac together directly
    Re-Engineered Screen
    The display on the iMac is no longer behind the cover glass, but it's actually right up against it. The LCD itself is 5mm thinner than before and using an advanced process called full lamination, Apple was able to eliminate a 2mm gap between the LCD and the glass. Full lamination has a second major benefit, that it eliminates reflection of light off the LCD panel and off the back of the display's cover glass. Apple also reduced reflection off the front of the glass without compromising color quality. Instead of applying an antireflective coating to the glass in the conventional way, Apple adapted a process commonly used on camera lenses called plasma deposition, which results in 75 percent reduction in reflectivity and vibrant, accurate colors.
    True-to-Life Colors
    None of these innovations would matter much if the iMac display didn't deliver vivid, true-to-life color. Which is why Apple puts every single display through an exacting color-calibration process using three state-of-the-art spectroradiometers: one to measure gamma, one to measure white point, and one to check the work of the other two. This equipment is tuned to meet color standards recognized around the world for precision and accuracy
    A Display of Excellence
    The 27" screen of the iMac features an innovative display design which reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, the LCD now sits right up against the glass allowing the picture so content looks crisp and clear. The display also uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology resulting in a bright picture with vivid, true-to-life color from a wide 178° viewing angle. The LED backlighting also offers instant-on, uniform brightness
    Eco-Friendly
    The iMac is energy efficient, using up to 50 percent less energy in the idle state with the display on. And, its hardware components work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve even more power. The environmentally friendly iMac design is free of many harmful toxins, including mercury, arsenic, BFRs, and PVC. It's also made from materials such as aluminum and glass, which are more likely to be recycled and reused

    Performance

    4th Generation Haswell Intel Core i5 Processor
    The iMac houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 3.2GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 3.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th-gen Haswell Intel processor uses low voltage for better energy efficiency while still providing fast performance
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M Graphics
    The dedicated a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory are faster than the previous generation and have double the video memory. That translates into more frames per second, smoother animation and better responsiveness when you're using graphics-intensive apps like 3D games, high-resolution photo and video editors and more
    Storage
    The iMac comes with a 1TB hard drive so you have plenty of room to save your photo albums, iTunes music libraries, Full HD 1080p movies and more
    Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt technology is phenomenally fast. It features two 10-Gbps channels for data transfer. That's up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt devices - including two Apple Thunderbolt Displays - to a single port. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, Mini DisplayPort devices like the Apple LED Cinema Display plug right in, too
    USB 3.0
    With USB 3.0, you can connect your external hard drive transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every iMac comes with four USB 3.0 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera
    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
    The 802.11a/b/g/n wireless technology automatically locates your Wi-Fi network, so you can connect and start surfing the web, printing, and streaming your music wirelessly. Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse
    Audio and Visual
    Apple managed to include built-in speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound despite its thin bezel. So when you're listening to that new album, watching the latest flick, or playing your favorite action game, you'll get immersive sound and a surprisingly wide soundstage. The iMac has two built-in microphones that work together to focus on your voice and filter out the sounds around you. That means more accuracy when you're using Dictation and better clarity during FaceTime video calls. The built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera lets you make video calls that are so clear, it seems like everyone's in the same room. Make FaceTime calls from your iMac to any FaceTime-enabled Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    Wireless Magic Mouse
    Magic Mouse - which comes standard with iMac - lets you perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere

    Mac OS X

    User Friendly Interface
    The Dock is a handy place for all your favorite apps. From the Dock, you can launch apps quickly and switch between them easily. If an app isn't on the Dock, you'll find it in Launchpad. Go there to see all the apps on your Mac full screen and organize them however you like. And Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your open windows, so you can keep track of everything you're working on. OS X offers system-wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once - along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views
    UNIX Foundation
    Making powerful things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies. OS X is loaded with them. It's built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability and industry-leading support for Internet standards. And the incredible graphics performance in OS X allows applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro to give you photo and video editing capabilities
    iCloud
    Sign in once with your Apple ID on your iMac and iCloud is automatically set up in all the apps that use it. So if you have iCloud set up on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, whatever you do on your Mac happens on those devices, too. And it works the other way around. Update something on another device, and the same update will be made on your Mac. So your mail, contacts, calendars, messages, documents, data, and more go wherever you go. From your Mac to your iPhone to your iPad and back to your Mac
    Safety. Built Right In.
    Every Mac is designed with powerful, advanced technologies that work together to constantly scrutinize, encrypt, update - and ultimately keep your Mac safer. For starters, OS X is built on a proven, secure UNIX foundation. It also includes a host of features designed to protect your Mac and the information on it. Gatekeeper makes it safer to download and install apps. FileVault safeguards data using powerful encryption. Find My Mac helps you locate your missing Mac on a map, set a passcode remotely, and more. Customizable privacy settings keep your personal information under your control. And the best way to keep your Mac up to date with the latest security features? Just install software updates with a click
    Windows Compatibility
    The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere - including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
    Accessible Innovation
    OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems - at any price. For example, built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology, available in over 20 languages, makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computers using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad (sold separately). OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 Braille displays (including Bluetooth displays) and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen

    Built-in Apps

    iPhoto
    iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them - all in an immersive full-screen view. Quick and simple editing tools let you make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. Photo Stream in iCloud automatically pushes new photos to all your devices, so you're never without your latest shots. And if you feel like showing off what you've captured, iPhoto lets you share with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr
    iMovie
    With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio
    GarageBand
    Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons. GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
    Mac App Store
    Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest version
    Safari
    Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures; flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Don't have time to finish what you've started? Reading List lets you save links to articles and other web pages for later, and iCloud keeps your Reading List up to date across all your devices. Since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web
    Mail
    Mail makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with the free me.com email account you get when you sign up for iCloud, as well as most email standards - including POP3 and IMAP - and popular email services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one email account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your email from one place. And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text
    Calendar
    Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars - one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. Calendar lets you create invitations using information from Contacts, update your guest list, keep track of responses, and receive the latest status information. When you or another Mac user receives a Calendar invitation via Mail, it's automatically added. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo!, and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar edit you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended, and no anniversary is forgotten
    Contacts
    Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It's easy to import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications. And it's designed for Facebook, too. Contacts automatically includes your friends' profile photos and information. And when friends update their information, Contacts updates your Mac. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac - so when you enter someone's contact info once, you have it everywhere. And since Contacts is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them into your contacts list - no typing required
    Messages
    Messages on the Mac replaces iChat. It does everything iChat does, and so much more. For starters, it comes with iMessage. So you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac - and on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later, too. You can even start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Send photos, videos, documents, and contacts, and send messages to a group. You can see when your message has been delivered and when someone's typing a reply. Turn on read receipts, and friends can see when you've read their messages. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private
    Reminders
    Reminders helps you get all your to-dos done - on the Mac and on your iOS devices. Make as many to-do lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you'll get alerts as deadlines approach. Check items off your lists as you go and keep track of what you've completed. And to be sure you don't forget anything, iCloud keeps your reminders up to date on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
    Time Machine
    Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or Time Capsule (sold separately). Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day - so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past
    FaceTime
    FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, and stay in touch with a click. Just find who you want to see in Contacts and start a FaceTime call. And when someone wants to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off
    Photo Booth
    Take fun snapshots and make short videos in Photo Booth. Right from there, you can share what you shoot on Facebook and Twitter. Use photos as your Messages icons. Assign them to friends and family in Contacts. And add photos to your iPhoto library. But the real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center - or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot and trim video clips, complete with effects, and see your Photo Booth photos full screen
    UPC: 885909673803
  • 2 x Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory for Notebooks

    Crucial Technology has a 4GB 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory Module for Notebooks that will add to and enhance your computer's power. Extra RAM is always a good thing to have - it makes multi-tasking easier, it speeds up some applications, and it enhances the power of your PCs CPU. This SO-DIMM module adds 4GBs (1 x 4GB) of fleet-footed 1600MHz DDR3 RAM to your notebook, allowing you to experience better speed, faster relay, and quicker processing than before.

    Notebook Memory
    This SO-DIMM module is made for small form or notebook computers. To use DDR3 memory, your computer must have a 204-pin SO-DIMM slot and a chipset that supports DDR3 memory. A DDR3 SO-DIMM will not fit into DDR2 or DDR memory sockets.
    Fast Speed
    DDR3 at 1600MHz is some of the fastest RAM around, and can handle most applications you throw at it.
    More Power
    More RAM is always better - it allows you to multi-task more, gives power to your applications, and processes computational power faster. Having more RAM in your system can help improve and extend the life of an older notebook or computer.
    UPC: 649528754240
  • Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card)

    Avid Media Composer 8 is a 64-bit non-linear editing system that allows you to work – without transcoding – with most file formats and resolutions, including SD, HD, stereoscopic (3D), 4K, and beyond. It also features built-in effects, transitions, and titling tools. With Media Composer 8, you can mix and match different formats, frame rates, and resolutions in the same timeline without rendering. Media Composer 8 features Full 4:4:4 HD RGB support, color correction tools, and ProRes encoding (Mac version only). You can install your choice of the Mac or Windows version.

    Featuring built-in support for stereoscopic/3D footage, Media Composer 8 is a full-fledged stereoscopic editing system. It is also compatible with a wide range of effects plug-ins. It features a multicam editing mode for cutting between 9 cameras simultaneously. For audio support, Media Composer features built-in 7.1 surround sound support and audio mixing of up to 64 audio voices. It also features improved audio keyframing on the timeline and supports Pro Tools RTAS plug-ins. It supports available Avid and non-Avid hardware I/O cards and devices and includes access to the Media Composer | Symphony Option, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, NewBlue Titler Pro v1, Sorenson Squeeze, EDL Manager, and FilmScribe.

    Note: This version is a standard, perpetual (non-subscription) license of the latest version of Media Composer 8. After your purchase, you'll receive an activation card with a serial number and download instructions.

    What's New for Version 8.4

      Custom Projects
      Avid now supports projects ranging from 256 x 120 to 8192 by 8192. Stereoscopic projects must have a height divisible by 4 and width divisible by 8. Custom project sizes can be saved as presets.

      Terminology Changes
      AMA is now referenced as Link in the editing application. All import and export settings for scaling of color levels from full range (RGB) to legal range (video) have been updated with more intuitive terminology.

      Adapter Display in Timeline
      The source side adapters icons are now represented individually so that you can quickly see which adapter has been applied to the clip. The display of these icons can be turned on/off individually.

      Refresh Sequence All
      The More tab of the Command Palette now has a Refresh Sequence ALL button that can be added to your Timeline toolbar and mapped to your keyboard.

      AAX Factory Presets
      The editing application supports Pro Tools presets for audio track effects.

      Alpha Support for QuickTime Wrapped DNxHR
      This release includes Alpha support for QuickTime-wrapped DNxHR media.

      Inactive Audio Tracks
      You can choose to include inactive audio tracks in the export process.

      Transcoding Media
      In previous releases, you could transcode with the media's original frame rate only when working with greater than HD projects. With this release, it now also applies to SD and HD projects.

      Deleting AMA Metadata Files
      You can now delete metadata files associated with linked master clips.

      Four Channel Audio Monitoring Options
      Additional options have been added to the Audio Mixer tool that tell the editing application the number and position of speakers connected to your workstation. The output of the sequence set in the Sequence Mix Mode is mixed into the speakers available according to one of these modes.

      What's New for Version 8

        New Application Manager
        Lets you see what Avid software, AMA plug-ins, and related third-party applications you have installed on your system. Get notified when new updates, upgrades, and renewals are available. Activate and download new software, updates, and upgrades from the interface. And if you're interested in a new product or upgrade, you can even see if a software trial is available to try it out first. It will even alert you about special offers, upcoming webinars, and events.

        Workflow Acceleration with FrameFlex Tools
        Allows you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources, such as 4K, 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 simpler to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

        Automated Media Management
        Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow.

        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. What's more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same familiar tools and workflows.

        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.

        Improved Pro Tools Interoperability
        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.

        Additional New Features

        • 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

         

        Editing

          Full 64-Bit Power
          The 64-bit architecture of Media Composer provides more processing power, larger editing bins, and a smoother editing experience with less waiting than with a 32-bit system.

          Work With Virtually Any Media
          File-based media, 2K, 4K, and 5K footage, analog and digital tape, stereoscopic 3D material, film - Media Composer supports it all. With diverse editing tools and a wide range of features, workflows, and options you can work with nearly everything, from old-school media to the latest camera technologies. Plus, you can work in HD from a high-res source without having to transcode or resize files.

          No Transcoding with AMA
          With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can instantly access and edit file-based media, including ARRI ALEXA MXF, RED (EPIC, SCARLET-X, and ONE) files, AVCHD, ProRes, QuickTime (including footage from HDSLR cameras), XDCAM, P2, Canon XF, and other formats.

          Editor-Focused Tools
          Trim and manipulate on the fly using the Smart Tool, or perform ultra-precise edits using traditional tools. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline without rendering. And edit HD material in real time using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444.

          Edit 3D
          Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footage. Capture, edit, and manage the complete 3D end-to-end workflow. In addition, you can mix and match 2D and stereoscopic 3D clips on the same track, and it features full-fledged editing tools and video effects for stereoscopic post production.

          Workflow

            Accelerate Performance with Avid Hardware
            Pair Media Composer with a Nitris DX or Mojo DX video interface - both separately available - for the fastest possible workflow when ingesting and editing certain formats. You can even customize Nitris DX with up to two Avid DNxHD or AVC-Intra chips to fully support stereoscopic 3D and HD RGB 4:4:4 workflows.

            Third-Party I/O Support
            Media Composer also supports many third-party video capture and outputs cards, including those from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and MOTU.

            Avid Marketplace
            Browse for stock footage, plug-ins, hardware, and more - right from within Media Composer.

            Audio, Color Correction, and Finishing

              Audio
              With built-in audio recording, editing, and mixing tools you can:
              • Record and monitor voiceovers, overdubs, and more using select, separately available Avid audio interfaces
              • Edit and mix in up to 7.1 surround sound
              • Polish sounds with 20 included AIR effects - the same plug-ins that come with Pro Tools
              • Expand your sound with compressors, reverbs, and other sound processing plug-ins, many of which can be purchased within Media Composer from the Avid Marketplace

              Color Correction and Grading
              A fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset lets you:
              • Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch
              • Gain better color precision with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing
              • Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction
              • Speed up your color work with Artist Color

              Transcode and Export
              With Sorenson Squeeze Lite included, you can optimize media for the playback-online or on disc. Prepare and optimize content in a variety of formats, including HD, DVD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, Flash, and 3GPP.

              Broadcast AS-02/AS-11 File-based Output
              Support for AS-02/AS-11 MXF formats through AMA means you can manage multiple versions of the same sequence easily, as the AS-02/AS-11 container packs everything into a single bundle without duplicating assets, saving storage space. Seamlessly move content between Avid and other systems that support the formats. Use JPEG 2000, DNxHD, IMX, AVC-Intra, and uncompressed media in your versioning/archive workflow. And because the formats are open industry standards, you'll eliminate time wasted on repackaging content.

              Bundled Software

                Media Composer | Symphony Option, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, FilmScribe, NewBlue Titler Pro v1, EDL Manager

                Media Composer | Symphony Option
                With the Symphony Option you gain access to a full suite of advanced color correction tools. These tools allow you greater control over your image and more flexibility and speed in completing the color correction process.

                FilmScribe
                Helps manage the complex metadata associated with film and digital cinema workflows, beyond what a simple CMX EDL (edit decision list) can offer.

                EDL Manager
                Allows you to export timecode metadata for use in third party applications.

                NewBlue Titler Pro v1
                Allows you to create dynamic 2D and 3D titles to add visual value to your projects.

                Boris Continuum Complete Lite
                Effects software allowing you to create 2D and 3D motion graphics.
                UPC: 724643117795
              • LaCie 4TB d2 Thunderbolt 2 External Hard Drive

                With a combination of Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, the 4TB d2 Thunderbolt 2 External Hard Drive from LaCie is a versatile storage solution. USB 3.0 connectivity offers a maximum data speed of up to 5 Gb/s while Thunderbolt 2 offers bi-directional data transfer capability with a maximum throughput of up to 20 Gb/s. While these data rates are theoretical maximum data speeds, this hard drive offers a max data transfer rate of up to 180MB/s for a streamlined workflow. The Thunderbolt 2 ports also allow for the daisy chaining of up to six devices, including a 4K display, to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer.

                Inside the d2 Thunderbolt 2 Drive you will find a Seagate 4TB hard drive spinning at up to 7200 rpm. This enhanced storage capacity and drive speed when accompanied with the fast data transfer rate allow you to browse RAW Adobe Lightroom files with no lag. The unibody aluminum enclosure keeps this fanless drive cool while 256-bit AES software encryption ensures that stored files remain safe and secure. The d2 Thunderbolt 2 Drive also comes compatible with both Time Machine and Windows Backup for easy data backup.

                Versatility for Professional Environments
                The LaCie d2 combines Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 interfaces to deliver enhanced speeds when connected to various late-model PC or Mac computers. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let you daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer. This means that you could connect up to five LaCie d2 plus a 4K display to an iMac computer's Thunderbolt 2 port, bringing improved scalability and convenience to 4K or other workflows. And since USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 are backward compatible, you always get the fastest speeds your computer allows.
                Enhanced Speed for Leaner Workflows
                The LaCie d2 combines advanced interfaces with a Seagate 4TB 7200 rpm hard disk, resulting in speeds of up to 220 MB/s. With this speed, it's possible to store and browse a massive RAW Adobe Lightroom library with zero lag.
                Unibody Enclosure
                The casing is forged from a single sheet of aluminum, providing rigidity for long-term durability.
                Power-Saving Mode
                For Thunderbolt connections, save energy by pressing the power button to spin down disks without interrupting daisy chain transfers. For USB connections, disk spins down automatically when the host operating system goes to sleep.
                Fan-Free Cooling
                The seamless, all-aluminum unibody enclosure draws heat away from the hard disk. The integrated base extends the enclosure's surface area, providing even more space for heat dissipation. The results are a long lifespan for components and ultra-quiet operation.
                Integrated Cable Management
                Prevent accidentally disconnected interface or power cables without compromising the look and design of the product.
                Anti-Vibration Features
                A cushioning base and vibration-absorbing hard disk mounts combine to reduce vibration.
                Upgradable to External Hybrid Storage
                Install the optional LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately) to multiply speeds by a factor of five, with zero compromise in capacity. At up to 1150 MB/s, the LaCie d2 with the d2 SSD Upgrade delivers speeds that exceed the performance of even the internal SSD on your late-model PC or Mac computer - in a single-disk enclosure. Remove the rear panel on the LaCie d2 to install the upgrade, and instantly you have an additional 128 GB of SSD storage. Two separate drives mount on the computer: one for the SSD, and one for the hard disk. Use the SSD for bandwidth-intensive tasks such as fast file transfers, audio mixing, video editing, or OS booting, and use the hard disk for file archiving.
                Enhanced Backup and Security
                The LaCie d2 includes a backup software suite, and offers compatibility with Time Machine and Windows Backup software. It also includes LaCie Private-Public software, which lets you password-protect volumes with AES 256-bit encryption.
                UPC: 093053012588
              • Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White)

                The white Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect two Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computers in target disk mode, network two Mac computers with OS X Mavericks, or use your iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

                Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10 Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a super fast 20 Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.
                UPC: 888462313476
              • B&H Photo Video Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support

                B&H offers an in-house computer software and additional memory installation service, when purchased at the same time with a new computer system (Desktops or Notebooks). Installation and testing is done by a certified computer technician (Mac or PC) and assures you a fast and professional job without voiding any manufacturer's warranty. B&H backs this service with a full year of technical support for hardware

                Note: Software and memory must have been purchased at B&H.

                Certified Technician
                The installation is done by a Mac or PC certified computer technician who specializes in supporting, troubleshooting, and repairing personal computers
                Rigorous Testing
                The installation is followed by rigorous testing to assure that your computer system is functioning smoothly without interruption
                Get to Work Immediately
                The installation and testing will allow you to start working on your new computer immediately after you get it
                1-Year of Tech Support
                B&H backs this service with a full year of technical support for hardware. Software support requires a separate subscription
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              Specifications
              • Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)
                Performance
                Processor Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
                Base Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
                L3 Cache 6 MB
                Memory Slots 4 x DIMM 240-Pin
                Memory Installed: 8 GB
                Capacity: 32 GB
                Memory Type 2 x 4 GB PC3-12800 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
                Graphics Type Dedicated
                Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1 GB GDDR5 VRAM
                Display
                Size 27"
                Aspect Ratio 16:9
                Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
                Finish Glossy
                Drives
                Storage Capacity 1 TB
                Storage Drive 1 x 1 TB 7,200 rpm HDD
                Optical Drive None
                Input/Output Connectors
                Ports 4 x USB 3.0
                2 x Thunderbolt
                Display 1 x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
                Audio Integrated Microphone
                Integrated Speaker
                1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
                Media Card Reader 3-in-1
                Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
                Communications
                Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
                Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
                Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
                Webcam Yes
                General
                Operating System Not Specified By Manufacturer
                Security Kensington Lock Slot
                Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
                Dimensions (WxHxD) 25.6 x 20.3 x 8.0" / 65.0 x 51.6 x 20.3 cm
                Weight 21 lb / 9.53 kg
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 26.6 x 5.0"
              • 2 x Crucial 4GB 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory for Notebooks
                Type DDR3 PC3-12800
                Capacity 4GB
                Speed 1600 MHz
                Voltage 1.35V
                ECC NON-ECC
                Interface 204-pin SO-DIMM
                Buffer Unbuffered
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 1.8 x 0.6"
              • Avid Media Composer 8 (Standard, Perpetual, Activation Card)
                Media
                Native Codec Support Avid DNxHD 444
                All DNxHD 444 Formats

                Avid DNxHD
                All DNxHD formats

                Avid Compressed SD Resolutions
                AVR (playback only)
                15:1s, 4:1s, 2:1s
                20:1, 10:1, 3:1, 2:1
                35:1p, 28:1p, 14:1p, 3:1p, 2:1p
                4:1m, 10:1m, 3:1m(p), 8:1m(p)

                Avid Proxy Formats
                Interplay MPEG-2 proxy, MPEG-4 proxy, 720p H.264 proxy (transcode service only)

                Canon XF
                50 Mb/s, 4:2:2

                DV
                DV25 / DVCAM (25 Mb/s): 4:1:1 NTSC, 4:1:1 PAL, 4:2:0 PAL, 24p
                DV50 (50 Mb/s)

                HDV
                JVC HDV (19 Mb/s) 720p
                Sony HDV (25 Mb/s) 1080 @ 24p/25/50i/59.94i
                Canon HDV 1080 at 24p/50i/59.94i
                Native project formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/23.976 (with support for 24p material), 720p/25, 720p/29.97, 720p/50, 720/59.94
                Capture over IEEE-1394, edit, playback, export to file without timecode

                Ikegami GFCAM
                GFCAM 50 Mb/s
                GFCAM 100 Mb/s

                JVC ProHD
                Microsoft VC-1: VC-1 (edit/playback on Intel Macs only)

                Panasonic AVC-Intra

                Panasonic DVCPRO (SD)
                DVCPRO 25 Mb/s
                DVCPRO50 50 Mb/s

                Panasonic DVCPRO HD
                DVCPRO HD 100 Mb/s
                AVC-Intra (baseband capture over HD-SDI requires AVC-Intra encoding module with Avid Nitris DX-sold separately)
                Native project formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/25, 720p/23.976

                ProRes
                ProRes encode (Mac only) and decode
                Full metadata support

                Sony XDCAM (SD)
                DV 25 Mb/s
                IMX30 30 Mb/s
                IMX40 40 Mb/s
                IMX50 50 Mb/s
                Full ancillary data support through AMA

                Sony XDCAM EX
                MPEG 25 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG 35 Mb/s VBR
                Full ancillary data support through AMA

                Sony XDCAM HD
                MPEG 18 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 25 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 25 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG 35 Mb/s VBR
                MPEG 50 Mb/s CBR
                MPEG-4 Proxies
                Full ancillary data support through AMA
                Supported A/V Plug-In Formats Audio
                RTAS (Real-Time AudioSuite)
                AudioSuite

                Video
                AMA (Avid Media Access)
                AVX 2 (Avid Video Extension)
                Uncompressed SD and HD Video SD
                1:1 interlaced 8/10-bit
                1:1 progressive 8/10-bit

                HD
                1:1 8/10-bit
                YUV 4:2:2
                RGB 4:4:4 (via dual link HDSDI)
                File-Based Support ARRI ALEXA MXF

                AVCHD
                Full native direct access to AVCHD media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed formats

                Canon XF
                Full native direct access to Canon XF media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")

                Ikegami GFCAM
                Supports MXFand OP-Atom Wrapper
                Full native direct access to GFCAM material and metadata
                Native GFCAM editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")
                Direct edit of GFCAM media from GFPAK cards or disk drive

                JVC ProHD

                MXF
                Full native direct access to MXF media and metadata
                Native editing of all formats

                Panasonic P2
                Supports MXF and OP-Atom Wrapper Full native direct access to P2 media and metadata
                Native DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra editing of all listed HD formats
                Direct edit of P2 media from cards or disk drive
                Support for P2 Store
                Write-back of finished program to P2 media (Windows only)

                QuickTime
                Full native direct access to QuickTime media and metadata (including Canon 5D and 7D media)
                Full native ProRes encode (Mac only) and decode support
                Native editing of all listed formats (see "Native Codec Support")
                Direct edit of QuickTime movie files

                RED
                Full native direct access to RED (.R3D) media and metadata (frame size scaled to HD)
                Full native direct access to RED ONE, EPIC, SCARLET-X (5K/4.5K/3K2K RAW, 1080p RGB, and 720p RGB) material
                Native editing of all listed formats
                Direct edit of RED (.R3D) files from a RED-FLASH card or RED-DRIVE

                Sony HDCAM SR / HDCAM SR Lite / HDCAM SR-SQ
                Full native direct access to HDCAM SR Lite media and metadata
                Native editing of all listed HD data rates (see "Native Codec Support")

                Sony XDCAM / XDCAM EX / XDCAM HD / HD420
                Supports MXF and OP-1A Wrappers for all but XDCAM EX; XDCAM EX supports MP4 wrapper
                Full native direct access to XDCAM media and metadata
                Support for optical media and SxS cards
                Native editing of all listed SD and HD data rates (see "Native Codec Support")
                Full ancillary data support
                Import via File Access Mode (FAM) over IEEE-1394
                Ingest via FTP client over Ethernet
                Play-out and Write-back of finished program to XDCAM media
                System Requirements
                Computer Avid-qualified Windows- or Mac-based computer.
                Operating System 64-bit OS: Windows 10 (Professional and Enterprise), Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise) or Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1)

                Mac OS X 10.9.5 or 10.10.x or 10.11.x (with Media Composer 8.4.1)

                Note: Avid does not supply support for non-Avid-qualified systems.
                Processor Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
                Memory 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
                8 GB RAM minimum required to support Interplay Sphere, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
                16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4 K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
                Graphics Card Mac
                Nvidia GeForce family (recommended), Intel HD4000, or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple)

                Windows
                NVIDIA Quadro FX family3 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000

                NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.

                Internal Hard Drive Minimum 250 GB, 7,200 rpm SATA drive or 128 GB SSD
                Compatibility QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime X for Mac users and QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows users
                Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 7.0 x 0.5"
              • LaCie 4TB d2 Thunderbolt 2 External Hard Drive
                Capacity 4 TB
                Internal Storage Media 1 x 7200 rpm/64 MB cache (or greater) hard disk
                Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
                1 x USB 3.0 port (UAS and USB 2.0 compatible)
                Interface Transfer Rate Thunderbolt 2: 20 Gb/s
                USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
                Performance Benchmark Up to 180 MB/s reads

                With LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade: 1150 MB/s reads
                Power Saving Mode Reduce power consumption by spinning down disks without disrupting daisy chain transfers (short press on front button initiates power-saving mode; long press turns product off completely)
                Security AES 256-bit software encryption
                Kensington lock compatible
                Cable management
                Cooling Fan-free design with all-aluminum unibody enclosure for low vibration and near-silent operation
                External Hybrid Storage Compatible with LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately):
                • Adds hard disk + SSD versatility in a single-disk enclosure
                • Boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s
                • Two independent drives mount - one for hard disk, one for SSD (JBOD)
                Software Intego Backup Assistant for Mac
                LaCie Genie Timeline for PC
                LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)
                Power Supply 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 18 W
                Acoustic Typical Noise Level: 28 dB^
                System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, or USB 2.0 port
                Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
                USB 3.0: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later
                Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

                The LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade requires a LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2. It is not compatible with the LaCie d2 USB 3.0
                Dimensions 2.4 x 8.5 x 5.1" / 60 x 217 x 130 mm
                Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 7.1 x 5.6"
              • Apple 6.6' (2.0 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White)
                Length 6.6' / 2.0 m
                Connectors Thunderbolt (male) to Thunderbolt (male)
                Data Transfer Speed Thunderbolt
                Two independent channels of 10 Gbps each
                Thunderbolt 2
                Bond the two channels for 20 Gbps
                Packaging Info
                Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.3"
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