Industry-standard video editing software for independent editors and moviemakers
Whether you’re working independently or freelancing, Media Composer offers the vast format support and advanced video editing and finishing tools you need to take on any job with confidence. From first cut to final delivery, get the creative capabilities to tell great stories, turn around projects faster, and win the work you really want.
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.
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
Media Composer 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 experience smoother editing and playback performance to keep you in your creative mindset.
Create high quality stories
Media Composer comes with a large collection of professional video editing, effects, titling, color, and audio tools to help polish your stories to perfection. Get everything you need to spark and speed your creativity and create more impactful scenes and sounds with unmatched ease.
Edit with Oscar- and Emmy-winning tools
The majority of all mainstream movies and TV shows are edited on Media Composer. That’s because its coveted editing, effects, titling, color, and audio tools make the creative process fast, easy, and gratifying.
Work with any type of media
If you’ve got footage, you can edit it in Media Composer. From HD, UHD, 8K, 16K, and HDR, to stereoscopic 3D and IMAX, Media Composer eliminates the media bottlenecks, streamlining your workflow to bring your stories to life.
Gain unmatched efficiency
Media Composer eliminates media bottlenecks, so you can complete projects faster. Its DNx codecs and HDR color pipeline enable you to scale high-res media and match color spaces quickly. You can even automate time-consuming tasks in the background—essential for every video editor on deadline.
Accelerate multicam editing
Media Composer’s patented, Emmy Award-winning multicamera editing tools minimize tedious prep time and complexity, so you can dive right into the creative fun of telling all perspectives of the story.
Get the industry’s most reliable media management
With rock-solid media management keeping track of all your files, including OP1a, you can have confidence knowing that media won’t go offline. Even as projects move and evolve over many months. Or even years.
Create compelling content
Make your stories look, feel, and sound spectacular. From adding drama and mood through high-quality visual effectsand color grading, to creating stirring soundtracks in 7.1 surround, you can do it in Media Composer.
Finish in the box—or out
Get consistent color accuracy whether you edit and finish content in Media Composer or roundtrip projects to another application. And deliver OTT content to the required specs right from Media Composer with new IMF packaging tools in the Symphony Option.
Connect with creators everywhere
Avid Link is now integrated directly in Media Composer, enabling you to find, connect, and collaborate with a network of video and audio creators to expand your creative possibilities and career opportunities. And shop for additional effects and color tools to further your story.
Get updates, support, and more
Whether you access Media Composer on a monthly or annual basis, your subscription gives you access to all new releases, Standard support, and some free gifts to help you get the most out of your experience.
Maximize your creative possibilities
Gain new capabilities with options
Want to find every clip that contains specific words of dialogue—in seconds? Or sync every take of a scene to the script to determine the best one? Give your Media Composer superpowers with a variety of add-on options.
Capture, monitor, and output video
Pair Media Composer with an Avid Artist I/O interface and experience the fastest way to capture, monitor, and output video. From portable 4K interfaces with onboard DNxHR encoding, to boxes that offer extensive I/O and video over IP, you get the tight integration you need to handle any production.
Team up with Media Composer | Ultimate
Need to edit in a team environment? Media Composer | Ultimate includes the same editing and finishing tools, plus extended options for Media Composer and additional features for real-time collaboration across the MediaCentral platform.