Avid Media Composer is the choice for video production for professionals across media, broadcast and film industries, a benchmark in media production that gives creative professionals the rich, complex but intuitive control needed to bring complex, high-demanding video to life.

Make The Cut

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At the centre of Media Composer are its feature-rich tools for precisely editing, cutting and managing video, tools relied on by the crew of the new Star Wars films, designed for editing Jedis as well as those new to the ways of the Force. Whether you've earned your stripes on Media Composer, were brought up on other editors, or are returning to professional video editing, you will find a packed roster of ACE-certified editing tools engineered so that your creative vision drives the tech, not the other way round.

Manage hyper-precise cuts and quick-footed trimming, and mix media formats, frame rates and resolutions without wasting time on rendering. Edit high-res footage in real time with Avid DNxHR and DnxHD and edit stereoscopic 3D as easy as its 2D counterpart with specialised 3D tools and effects, and mix the two on the same track. Fast, simple editorial workflows make it easy to access and edit media, transcode, and render effects in the background. A democratic approach to media platforms and systems means you can mix and match media via Avid DnxHR, Apple ProRos, Canon XF-AVC, Panasonic AVC-I and Sony XAVC-I directly from cameras.

A dense catalogue of built-in effects, transitions, composites, titles and animation tools gives you detailed creative control. Match, fix and edit colors, manage multichannel audio, record voiceovers, mix in up to 7.1 surround sound and enrich sound with compressors, reverbs and high-quality AAX audio effects. All projects, assets, files and associated metadata are catalogued and tracked, a process you can handily automate to tick away in the background while you get the important work done. And you can hold onto your material with confidence for future storage and retrieval. Media Composer supports AS-02/AS-11 MXF and AS-11 DPP formats so you can move and repackage content across Avid and third-party systems and comes with D-Verb, Dynamics and EQ plug-ins.

High Collaboration, High Definition


Avid Media Composer is built for the dynamic, densely collaborative production workflows that make large-scale media possible, powered by Avid's trademark core shared storage compatibility. Pair up with Final Cut, Premiere, Pro Tool video and audio editors, plug in to Avid iNEWS and ENPS systems with Media Composer | Newscutter, and expand on-demand production across teams and networks with Media Composer | Cloud.

Media Composer is Avid Open I/O-enabled to help eliminate hardware barriers, connecting with third-party video I/O cards and interfaces of manufacturers like AJA, Blackmagic Design and a wide field of companies already working with Avid Open I/O plug-ins. Find and browse the exact stock footage you need via Avid Marketplace, accessible via Media Composer. Media Composer works with all devices in mind: Sorenson Squeeze Lite, included with Composer, optimises media for the best playback possible on DVD, Blu-ray, mobile and home television so there are no compromises in media quality.