Media Composer | Ultimate

Industry-standard video editing software for post and broadcast teams

There’s a reason why editors behind the majority of all mainstream movies and TV shows choose Media Composer | Ultimate. It’s simply the most reliable and efficient way to collaborate and edit long form film, television, and video productions. Get advanced video editing, finishing, and delivery tools—and the ability to connect to Avid NEXIS storage and share projects, bins, and media—so your team can complete projects faster, together.

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Edit at the speed of your imagination

The new Media Composer video editing software provides an intuitive user experience, giving you creative speed to produce better stories. Access the tools you need, when you need them, with new task-oriented workspaces. Find and navigate media faster with new bin mapping. And work more fluidly with the clean, modern UI, which features a smart panel interface that simplifies the complexity, keeping your workspace clutter-free, so you can stay focused on what matters most—your story.

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Finish and deliver with precision

Be confident in your content delivery—whether you complete projects all in Media Composer or roundtrip to other applications for color and effects work. With the new 32-bit floating point color pipeline, OpenEXR decoding, and ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color space support, you can finish high-res and HDR projects with complete color precision, ensuring pristine picture quality throughout your workflow. Plus, new IMF packaging tools make OTT-destined content a speedy delivery.

Get more power at your fingertips

The latest video editing software features a more powerful and reliable next-generation Avid Media Engine that goes beyond background rendering, transcoding, and live timeline editing. Get right to work with whatever media comes your way with native OP1a support. And keep working—not waiting—with the new Media Composer | Distributed Processing option, which lets you offload processor-intensive rendering and transcoding tasks to other networked machines.

Accelerate your workflow

Media Composer | Ultimate comes with a bundle of additional software that supercharges Media Composer, dramatically speeding up your workflow. Save hours of clip search time with PhraseFind and ScriptSync included, enabling you to phonetically find the right clips and best takes in seconds. Get a suite of advanced color grading tools and IMF packaging capabilities with Symphony. And integrate with MediaCentral, iNEWS, and ENPS workflows with NewsCutter.

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