NEW Features in v6.5
Version and archive finished sequences with AS-02
With support for the AS-02 MXF mastering format through AMA, managing multiple versions of the same sequence is easy, as AS-02 packs everything into a single bundle without duplicating assets, saving storage space. Seamlessly move content between Avid and other systems that support AS-02. Use JPEG 2000, DNxHD, IMX, AVC-Intra, and uncompressed media in your AS-02 workflow. And because AS-02 is an open industry standard, you'll eliminate time wasted on repackaging content.
Create master-quality archives with JPEG 2000
Encode and decode sequences-in mastering quality-using the JPEG 2000 codec, which helps preserve the quality of versioning and archival content in an AS-02 workflow. And because JPEG 2000 content offers resolution scalability and holds up over multiple generations when moving content across different vendors' solutions, you gain future flexibility with archived content.
Export content using AMA
AMA makes it easy to access and edit file-based media without transcoding. Now you can use AMA to export files back to the media's original source format for archiving or final delivery. AMA writeback is available for HDCAM SR, with more on the way as our partners update/develop their AMA plug-ins. And with new AMA Volume export support, you can create AS-02, JPEG 2000, DNxHD, AVC-I, and other file-based media volumes for roundtrip workflows, sharing, or archival.
Set and output AFD sequences
With new Active Format Description (AFD) support, you can create, edit, set, and deliver HD content, and rest assured that it'll be presented optimally to your audience as intended-even when down-converted and reformatted to a different aspect ratio. Simply select an AFD code for a sequence, and your settings will carry through your output.
Relink clips using common metadata
Gain more freedom and flexibility to interact with media from other software applications. With advanced relink support, you can dynamically reconnect clips to the original or new media using a wide variety of common metadata fields-anything that's being tracked.
Open up your workflow with hardware release
With the new hardware release control, which works with Avid and third-party I/O hardware, you can activate/deactivate your hardware-without disconnecting it-to access software-only features, such as full screen playback mode and audio project settings options. You can also share your third-party hardware and monitor between Media Composer and other applications without quitting or rebooting software.
Work faster with advanced audio keyframing
Save time when editing soundtracks. With new audio keyframe enhancements, you can now copy, paste, cut, move, and adjust audio keyframes-including groups-anywhere on the timeline. You can even delete those hidden audio keyframes that can occur as you trim a clip, with just a click.
Mix up to 64 audio voices
Monitor more complex soundtracks with support for up to 64 audio voices. Combined with robust audio tools, 7.1 surround sound and RTAS plug-in support, and unmatched integration with Pro Tools, the Media Composer family of products offers the best built-in audio tools for video editors than any other NLE.
Faster and better than ever
Professional editors and producers like you around the world have told us what you need to succeed. More efficient and easy-to-use video editing tools. An open platform that enables you to work with everything you want and integrate into any workflow. More power to eliminate bottlenecks, so you can work faster than ever. We listened. We made it happen. Introducing the new 64-bit Media Composer 6-the fastest, most versatile tool for professional video editing.
Work the way you want
With Media Composer, you can create in ways you never thought possible. Work with practically any media format and integrate into any workflow. Edit faster using the Smart Tool, or make ultra-precise cuts with the powerful editing toolset. Work solo or experience a fully seamless collaborative workflow. Accelerate your editing with powerful Avid hardware options, or choose third-party options for more cost-effective I/O and monitoring. And take hands-on control over your editing, mixing, and color grading with Artist Series controllers.
The professional's choice for film, TV, and video
Media Composer goes where other editing systems leave off, enabling you to create and deliver on time and on budget. Get a jump-start on dailies, screening raw footage directly- without transcoding. Mix and match formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in real time-without rendering. Edit HD in real-time mastering picture quality. Find the best takes and clips fast with the Avid ScriptSync and PhraseFind, powered by Nexidia, options. And with seamless Avid ISIS integration, you and your team can access the same media-at the same time- to collaboratively shape the story.
Open for business
Media Composer is now fully open thanks to Avid Open I/O, so you can work with your choice of Avid audio and video interfaces or thirdparty video interfaces, including those from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and MOTU. What's more, manufacturers can now create plug-ins using Avid Open I/O to have their hardware work with Media Composer, so you'll have even more choices to come.
Choose your ideal setup
Avid offers three ways to get Media Composer. If you work on highprofile projects, pair Media Composer with Nitris DX to get the speed, flexibility, and workflows you need, including analog/digital, RGB 4:4:4, stereoscopic 3D, and accelerated Avid DNxHD and/or AVC-Intra. If you operate mostly in the digital domain, pair Media Composer with Avid Mojo DX, which offers highperformance digital I/O and monitoring. Or use Media Composer software alone for accelerated offline editing-it's an easy add to an existing setup if you've already got video hardware.
Other Features in Media Composer 6
System Requirements and Supported Devices
Important: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. Please note that we cannot provide support should you choose to use a non-Avid-qualified system.
Minimum System Requirements
Compatible third-party partners hardware I/O
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