Avid Media Composer Ultimate (3-Year Subscription Renewal, Download)

Avid Media Composer Ultimate (3-Year Subscription Renewal, Download)

Avid Media Composer Ultimate (3-Year Subscription Renewal, Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Real-Time Collaborative Workflows
  • Includes Multiple Add-On Options & More
  • SD to 8K+, HDR, Stereoscopic 3D Support
  • Comprehensive Native Format Support
  • Background Rendering & Transcoding
  • ACE-Certified Tools; Audio Tools
  • 9-Way Split Display Multicamera Editing
  • 24 Video Tracks & 64 Audio Tracks
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
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Avid Media Composer Ultimate 2018 Overview

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Avid Media Composer Ultimate is a professional video editing software offering real-time collaborative workflows. Media Composer Ultimate provides the most comprehensive solution of the three Media Composer versions. In addition to all the Media Composer features, Media Composer Ultimate includes multiple add-on options such as the Symphony Option and ScriptSync Option. It also includes support for Avid Solutions such as Interplay | Production and MediaCentral. (Please see the full list of options and solutions in the Features section below.) As for the other features, Media Composer Ultimate is designed with ACE-certified tools and 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 Ultimate 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 Ultimate includes a variety of plug-ins and supports many more. Users get access to the Avid Marketplace directly from the software. Here you can purchase additional plug-ins, stock footage, and more. Media Composer Ultimate also supports multiple control surfaces and other hardware add-ons for a more advanced and professional workflow.


Included Software Options
The Media Composer | PhraseFind Option, ScriptSync Option, Symphony Option, and NewsCutter Option are included with the Media Composer 2018 Ultimate 1-year subscription (and with 2- and 3-year subscriptions)
Avid Solutions Support
Interplay | Production, Interplay | MAM, MediaCentral, MediaCentral | Cloud UX, Avid NEXIS shared bins and projects, iNEWS
Unlimited bins, volume bins, favorite bins, shared bins and projects
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
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Avid Media Composer Ultimate 2018 Specs

System Requirements Avid-Qualified Mac or Windows-Based Computer
Supported Codecs DNxHD, H.264, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, AVC Long GOP 12, AVC Long GOP 25, AVC Long GOP 50, DV 100, DV 50, DV 25, MPEG-4 SStP (Simple Studio Profile), DNxHD/VC-3, DV 25 411, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes Proxy, ProRes 444, AVC-Intra (H.264), DV PAL 420, DV NTSC 411, DV 50, DV 100, DVPRO 50, MPEG-2 I-frame, MP4, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 422, DNxHR, REDCODE, CBG Class 300, VBR Class 300, CBG Class 480, VBR Class 480, AVC-Long G25, AVC-Long G35, AVC-Long G50, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 I-frame 30, MPEG-2 Long-GOP, MPEG-2 I-frame 40, MPEG-2 I-frame 50, D10, HDV, MPEG 40, MPEG 50, MPEG-2 HD Long-GOP 50, MPEG-2 HD I-frame 100, Stereoscopic 3D Formats
Export Formats 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

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