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Avid Media Composer 5-Seat Floating License (1-Year Subscription, Download)

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Avid Media Composer 5-Seat Floating License (1-Year Subscription, Download)
Key Features
  • SD to 8K+, HDR, Stereoscopic 3D Support
  • Comprehensive Native Format Support
  • Background Rendering and Transcoding
  • Extensive Audio Tools
Avid Media Composer professional video editing software is designed with ACE-certified tools and time-saving workflows, and it allows you to edit everything from SD to 8K and higher, HDR, stereoscopic 3D, and a wide range of file formats, camera formats, and codecs without transcoding.
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Avid Media Composer Overview

Avid Media Composer professional video editing software is designed with ACE-certified tools and time-saving workflows, and it allows you to edit everything from SD to 8K and higher, HDR, stereoscopic 3D, and a wide range of file formats, camera formats, and codecs without transcoding.

Offering 64-bit performance, Avid DNxHR and Avid Resolution Independence technologies, and background rendering and transcoding, Media Composer allows you to work with high-resolution, high frame rate media efficiently. The program features 24 video tracks, visual effects, green screen composites, motion effects, transitions, color correction tools, and graphical titles and animations. It allows you to preview clips before committing them to a project, edit multicamera projects, and automate non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, consolidating, and relinking.

The application also lets you record, edit, and mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 channel surround sound, create groups to mix dialog, Foley, music, and sound effects more easily, and polish soundtracks using the same audio effects and sound processors used in the popular Avid Pro Tools audio application.

Media Composer includes a variety of plug-ins and supports many more. Users of Media Composer get access to the Avid Marketplace directly from the software. Here you can purchase additional plug-ins, add-on options, stock footage, and more. Add-on options include the Symphony Option and ScriptSync Option. Media Composer also supports multiple control surfaces and other hardware add-ons for a more advanced and professional workflow.



Unlimited, volume, favorite

Video and Audio Plug-In Support

All AVX and AAX plug-ins





Video Tracks


Audio Tracks


Data Tracks

Fully supported

Linked File Support

Full encode and decode SD, HD, >HD

Project Formats

SD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, custom

Frame Rates

23.978p, 24p, 25i/p, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p, 60p

Native Compression

JFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2K

Color Spaces

601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES proxy

Desktop Display LUTs

Rec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES proxy

Audio Resolutions

32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz; 16- and 24-bit

Audio Channels

Mono, dual mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1

Multicamera Editing

Group Clips, MultiGroup, 4-Way Split Display, 9-Way Split Display, MultiCam Editing mode, MultiCam Accelerator keys, Swap Banks, Previous/Next in Group, Group by Audio Waveforms

Video Effects

Full core set, Source Side Motion Effects, TimeWarp, TimeWarp Fluid Motion, Stabilize



Timecode Tool


Print Timeline


List Tool


Film Workflows


Stereoscopic 3D


Color Correction

CC effect, predefined CC effects, HSL controls, hue offsets, luma range, curves, color info, channels, (secondary and relationships are available through the Symphony option)

Audio Editing

Audio tool, Audio Ducking, Audio Punch-In, Audio Subframe Slip, audio grouping, read audio timecode, Audio MultiMix, change sample rate

Audio Effects

Full core set


Custom, Single View, Source/Record Editing, Full Screen Playback, Effects Editing, Color Correction, Audio Editing, Capture


Classic title tool, marquee tool

Background Render, Transcode, and Consolidate



Full user settings, multiple user settings, site settings, project settings

Keyboard Mapping


Source/Record Color Differentiation

Off by default

Snap to Edit

Off by default

Auto-Launch Effects Editor

Off by default

Video and Audio Plug-In Support

All AVX and AAX plug-ins


Source browser, drag-and-drop import, drag-and-drop link, Photoshop with layers, capture, dynamic media folders, AAF import, EDL import, ALE import, shot log import, SCC import, edit while capture


QuickTime (.mov), graphic, AAF, ALE, AFE, shot log, SCC, TTML, AMA, DPX, AS-11 MXF OP1a, DNxHD MXF OP1a, DNxHR MXF OP1a, J2K MXF OP1a, export to device

Supported Hardware Interfaces

Avid Artist | DNxIQ, Avid Artist | DNxIV, Avid Artist | DNxIP, Avid Artist | DNxID, Avid and third-party audio interfaces, third-party video interface

Supported Control Surfaces

Pro Tools | Control, Pro Tools | Dock, Artist Control, Artist Mix, Artist Color, Artist Transport

Included Plug-Ins


Add character to sounds with an emulation of the classic solid-state 1176 compressor

DC Offset Removal

Remove pops and clicks caused by miscalibrated analog-to-digital converters


Add studio-quality reverb and ambience to tracks, from spacious halls to intimate rooms


Copy all selected audio in place, ideal for consolidating multiple clips into one

Dynamics III Compressor/Limiter

Control every aspect of a track's dynamic levels, from attack to release

Dynamics III De-Esser

Reduce sibilants with control over the frequency and range

Dynamics III Expander/Gate

Eliminate unwanted background noise or produce creative new effects

EQ III 7-Band

Shape sounds with seven bands of EQ, each with its own set of filters


Smooth out sounds by boosting or lowering a selected clip's amplitude by a specific amount


Reverse an audio clip's polarity to modify frequency response or fix out-of-phase audio


Crush down a track's audio quality intentionally to create a low-quality retro effect


Optimize the volume level of an audio selection, with all dynamics preserved

Pitch Shift

Change pitch up or down without affecting the clip duration


Alter sounds to create bold effects with super- and sub-harmonic synthesis


Replace an audio selection with a reversed version, ideal for creating sound effects


Add analog synth-type ring modulation, frequency modulation, and frequency resonators

Signal Generator

Calibrate audio interfaces and other studio gear with this test tone generator

Time Shift

Stretch or contract time and shift pitch with high-quality results


Attenuate individual channels of a multichannel track, from infinity to +6 or +12 dB

Avid Media Composer Specs

Delivery MethodDownload
License TypeAdditional User Licence
License LengthPerpetual License
Number of Users Supported5

Avid Media Composer Reviews

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Can a MacBook Pro with an Intel Core M3 , 8GB Memory, and 256GB Flash Storage be compatible with this software?
Asked by: Anonymous
The AVID requirements for Mac are located here. You should check the link regarding AVID qualified Apple computers. The OS must be: Mac OS X 10.10.x, 10.11.x, or 10.12.x Looking at the RAM requirements, you should upgrade to as far above 8GB as you can as soon as possible. In video editing, other than holding the AVID operation software, you will not be using the internal drive space; you will be getting redundant external drives to hold your media. You might consider downloading the trial version for a 30 day test drive.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


At our college we have 7.03 can I make my files work back and forth compatible or cannot go both ways?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have had no problems opening files from AMC 8 into AMC 7. I have version 7 and have to open files from students who work in 8. AVID has always been very good at keeping backwards compatibility unlike other editing platforms. You will have problems opening a newer file under version 5 though.
Answered by: Melissa L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


How long does this take to process order and ship?
Asked by: Anonymous
The card will ship by the next business day. Avid will contact you to provide proof of your academic status. Once approved, you activation card will go through. You should be able to use it by the time the card arrives.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I have an Avid perpetual license with expired support contract and is past the deadline to renew. What are my upgrade options if I don't want to buy a subscription?
Asked by: Anonymous
For this question you will want to contact Avid directly. Avid will be able to look up your account with them and tell you what you pricing options will be. Here is a link to their contact page.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


We're a two person shop in different locations. How easily can we share projects in process?
Asked by: Anonymous
Avid is very cognizant of the need for people in different locations to collaborate. They therefore built that ability into their program. Essentially, two users with the same version Media Composer share via the internet, the cloud or Media Composer Cloud.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


How much to extend the subscription after the first year?
Asked by: Anonymous
After your first year, the monthly cost for your Media Composer is $49.99.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does the student version include Symphony Option?
Asked by: Monte M.
This program includes access to the Media Composer/Symphony Option.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

What is a one year Subscription? Do I have to Pay ...

What is a one year Subscription? Do I have to Pay every year to use this Software?
Asked by: brian
That is correct, this is a 1 year subscription that allows you to use the program for 1 year. Once that year is up you will need to renew your subscription.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-04
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