Given the necessity for so many of our customers to find solutions for remote workflows and maintaining business continuity while navigating unexpected financial pressures, Avid has made a change to the licensing requirements for using Media Composer in a remote configuration. Starting this month, Media Composer systems that use partner technologies to enable remote desktop configurations (such as Teradici PCoIP or HP RGS) will not require a Cloud VM Option license.
- Media Composers running in a virtual environment (using technology like Microsoft Hyper-V or VMWare) will still require the Cloud VM Option license to operate.
- Similarly, Media Composers running in cloud environments (like Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS) still require a Cloud Option license.
- Media Composers running in a remote desktop configuration – meaning there is a Media Composer running on a workstation in one location and a user is connecting directly to it from another – will not require a Cloud VM Option license
This change will be made in Media Composer 2020.4, 2019.12.1, and 2018.12.11, all releasing in the second half of April.
Please contact us for further details.