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Media Composer 8: Interplay Edition Academic Edition Institution Subscription

 

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Please Note: Once the order has been processed, this product is nonreturnable.


Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, remotely through the cloud, on demand, through a low-cost subscription, or purchase a license outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

What's new in Media Composer

The choice is yours
Edit on premises, in the cloud, on demand, through monthly access, and/or buy a full license.

Configure it your way
Get great flexibility with options that open up more creative opportunities.

Accelerate high-res workflows
Acquire high-resolution media and deliver in HD—with full creative control of reframing.

Automate media management
Spend more time being creative by automating media tasks in the background.

Gain total audio control
Master the overall audio mix using RTAS plug-ins on the Master Audio Fader.

  • Get an editing head start with new education pricing that makes Media Composer more accessible than ever
  • Edit everywhere with support for Interplay Production and Media Composer Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)
  • Stay up to date with the new application manager
  • Accelerate your storytelling with ultra-accurate ACE-certified editing tools, open workflows, and 64-bit performance
  • Directly access and edit RED, ARRI ALEXA, QuickTime, ProRes, AVCHD, XDCAM, and other file-based formats with AMA (Avid Media Access)
  • Work directly in HD from high-res sources, with full creative control of the image framing
  • Capture, monitor, and output with accelerated Avid interfaces or third-party cards and devices
  • Mix and match formats, frame rates, and more in real time—without rendering
  • Experience real-time HD editing—in mastering picture quality—with Avid DNxHD and Avid DNxHD 444
  • Never lose assets with the industry’s most reliable media management, which can automate complex tasks in the background
  • Edit, sync, and share projects remotely and extend real-time production everywhere
  • Deliver on time and on budget, with tight integration into professional pipelines
  • Work on stereoscopic 3D projects with a comprehensive set of tools
  • Create 5.1/7.1 surround mixes in Media Composer or import from Pro Tools
  • Get the look, effects, and quality you want with powerful production tools
  • Version, transfer, and archive finished sequences easily with AS-02/AS-11
  • Work on a Mac or PC

Included software with the Education Subscription

  • Media Composer—Edit SD, HD, and stereoscopic 3D material
  • Media Composer Symphony Option—Get advanced color, effects, and mastering tools
  • NewBlue Titler Pro 2—Create stunning and chic professional 2D and 3D video titles in your timeline
  • iZotope Insight 30 Day Free Trial – Visualize and troubleshoot mixes and ensure compliance with loudness standards free for 30 days
  • Sorenson Squeeze Lite—Optimize and deliver content for web or disc play
  • Boris Continuum Complete Lite—Create dazzling 2D and 3D graphics, visual effects, and more
  • EDL Manager—Export timecode metadata
  • Avid FilmScribe—Export film metadata

Please contact tech support for help in troubleshooting before returning product.

Avid: (800) 800-2843, option 2 then option 2 again
Digidesign: (650) 731-6100
M-Audio: (626) 633-9055
Sibelius: (888) 280-9995
Pinnacle: (650) 267 5196

Tech support can help to get the product up and running without needing to return. In the event that a product is found to be defective, tech support can often arrange to exchange products directly with the end user. After working with Tech Support, if you still wish to return a product, please provide the Support Case# to your account rep. Avid will then verify the Case#

System Requirements

Windows

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • OS:Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
  • Memory:

    • 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
    • 8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
    • 16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro family2 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000

  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD

Mac OS X

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer
  • OS: Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
  • Memory:

    • 4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
    • 8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
    • 16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
  • Graphics card:NVIDIA GeForce family2 (recommended), Intel HD4000 or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple) )

  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD

Additional compatibility information

  • QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime X for Mac users and QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows users
  • Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material

1.Media Composer | Cloud is not supported on systems using background transcode or Dynamic Media Folders. Avid recommends 12+ Gb of RAM for Media Composer | Cloud workflows involving HD long GOP media, such as AVCHD, MPEG-2, and XDCAM. For more information, please consult the Media Composer | Cloud product page

2.NVIDIA cards are recommended; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory. For information regarding the graphics card supported with your specific configuration, please refer to the Avid-qualified Windows-based computer list or Avid-qualified Mac-based computer list.