Chances are if you're a freelancer or a post house of any size, one way or another you'll end up wanting to invest in at least one seat of Media Composer.
Aside from my above diatribe, I would point out the immensely improved codec support as MC6's crowning feature. They've also opened up their doors to the hardware market, allowing you to choose a Matrox or BlackMagic hardware solution over Avid's own Nitris or Mojo, if you so choose.
That latitude is completely new in the Avid world, and it's greatly appreciated by we users who can't live without Media Composer! By: Jared Flynn Date: May 01, I tested both and found that Media Composer provided a more robust and stable architectural. The trim tools are excellent and they are just so many ways to edit, that makes it so intuitive. An excellent storytelling tool! By: Eric Lau Date: April 19, Find your creative flow with a modern new interface and task-based workspaces that make organizing media and video editing more fluid and intuitive.
Freely resize and rearrange Media Composer interface panels to suit your editing preferences. Without the interface getting in the way. Whether you do all editing, effects, and color work in Media Composer or roundtrip projects to another application, the new bit floating point color pipeline and ACES color space support future-proof your content and ensure consistent color accuracy from end to end.
Keep production moving With the new Media Composer Distributed Processing option, you can offload rendering and transcoding tasks to unused or idle networked computers, freeing up Media Composer. Keep working instead of waiting for jobs to complete. Plus, its parallel processing greatly speeds up turnaround time. This is a patch release and is only available through the Download Center. You will not see it in your My Avid account or on Avid Link.
The Windows version of Media Composer v You must have v Then use the Then, use the The project name, sequence name, and date of printout was missing in the header of the marker printout. In some instances, the editing application would crash if all bins were closed and the Capture Tool was open. Finding a frame by entering timecode value in the Source monitor did not work when searching on an audio mixdown. Activating Play Standby would start playing too fast if you had played the sequence at double speed prior to pressing Play Standby.
Match-framing a Multigroup clip with Symphony Color Correction applied, would match frame to the group clip instead of the main Multigroup clip. Limitations in You might see the following issues if Run Length Encoded is enabled:.
Students, or. Non linear editing system nle and isputer: avid. Students, or work. Every install of avid is based on uninstalling old version anyway, so there is no benefit to working your way up the ladder. My guess is, based on the timing of when that 4 years of upgrades started, you are eligible for a MC 6.
Just download 7, install it and see how far you get. Nobody is going to come crashing through your door because you aren't eligible for a free upgrade. If you have to roll back to 6.
Visit my latest blog, "Concept to Creation" on the Avid Community site. Download whichever version of Media Composer you like, and when the activation screen comes up, choose Trial Mode. Page 1 of 1 5 items. Brand New User — Free Trial of 6. Reply Contact. The very important Version Matrix.
Configuration Guidelines and Slot Configurations — Link to documents. This list will answer how powerful CPU you need depending on what codec you are working with — Link to list. Where can I download versions for my Avid Video Product?
Follow this link. Where do I register my system or upgrades? See this Knowledge Base article regarding the new activation procedure , upgrading info, licenses, dongles and Academic institutional volume licensing. More info here. Licensing with Activation Card. Follow this link to get your license if you have an activation card: www. Software Licensing for Academic versions. Purchased an Academic version? How do I update my dongle using Versioner.
They are NOT entitled to take part in the four year upgrade promotion. Students can opt to keep their existing Avid Media Composer v5. This can occur for several reasons: The Avid Media Composer v5. The system is not at v3. The free Academic upgrade site on avid. Institutional copies are not eligible. In the US and Canada, please contact Avid Support at and be prepared to provide your name, academic affiliation, your system ID and Sales Order information from your Academic purchase.
If you are in the US or Canada please contact Avid Support at and be prepared to provide your name, academic affiliation, your System ID and Sales Order information from your online purchase. Back to Questions Will the third party applications that come with commercial versions of Media Composer v6 and higher come with my Academic 6. Back to Questions I have purchased the required Avid Support contract to upgrade my v6.