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Media Composer Software
High-speed video editing software—ideal for offline, file-based, and mobile editing
Features What’s new
Directly access and edit RED files through AMA, without transcoding (images are scaled to HD frame size) Work natively with QuickTime video formats, including Apple ProRes and H.264 Edit video and audio by dragging and dropping elements in the timeline Keep high-end finishing projects in-house and gain great color precision with HD-RGB support (including dual-link I/O support with Nitris DX systems) Monitor video externally with support for the Matrox MXO2 Mini Mix and match frame sizes and aspect ratios — in addition to formats, frame rates, and resolutions — in the same timeline Take a break during long renders and have your system email you when the job’s done Import AVCHD files directly from cameras and other devices Capture to and edit XDCAM HD and DVC PRO HD formats from baseband without additional
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or 6-frame display modes. monitor. accurate. Scripted Editing Made Easy Take the work out of editing movies. and frame rates. dialog. Create custom metadata fields to track media the way you want. and deliver the highest quality color and effects work. so you can work natively with more file-based media formats now and in the future. without rendering or transcoding. Whether your HD workflow is online or offline. and in optimal mastering picture quality. never worry about losing source material and rendered files with the most reliable and robust media management available keeping track of all project assets and metadata for you. shortcuts. AMA (Avid Media Access) has been completely reengineered. process.mov files captured by Canon 5D and 7D cameras) right in Media Composer — no transcoding. Edit QuickTime Formats Natively Get native access to all popular QuickTime formats. and effects work with greater precision and ease.Avid | Media Composer Software 5
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hardware Access low-res XDCAM proxies for offline work. Trim on the fly with your mouse or keyboard. and maintain the highest image quality — even over multiple generations — without additional hardware. and enjoy real-time broadcast-quality playback. or logging and transferring required. keying.
Editing Done Right
Read More Storytelling on the Cutting Edge With the industry’s most powerful.avid. you can speed up RED workflows by directly accessing RED files (. (/US/avid-tv/MediaComposerCuttingEdgeScriptSync/shadowbox) Mix and Match Media Add and edit practically any combination of PAL. Drag and Drop Video and Audio to Edit Get comfortable — with Media Composer 5. and sort to find information beyond the scope of OS-level searches. NTSC. MXO2 Mini becomes a dedicated. you can truly edit the way you like. with full-quality audio Import SMPTE-436M compliant MXF files containing ancillary data and embed it in the video signal with the new “Data Track” View stereo audio tracks as single channels in the timeline for easier handling Create high-quality sounds and mixes with support for RTAS audio processing plug-ins Natively access and edit 4:2:2 MPEG-2 media from the new Canon cameras using AMA Work Directly with RED Using the Newly Improved AMA With Media Composer 5. so you can find the best takes fast. you can cut smarter and faster than ever. or music. Add the unique ScriptSync option (/us/solutions/workflow/Scriptbased-Editing)* and you can automatically sync all relevant clips to your script phonetically. which is available for Mac and Windows systems. so you can view your video work in real time without any major expense.com/us/products/media-composer-software/features Page 2 of 7
. high-quality monitor-only solution for file-based or workgroup production. with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing in Media Composer. with full access to clip metadata. such as documentaries and reality TV. using the two HD SDI connections to handle the high-bandwidth resolutions.and transcript-based projects.” RGB i/o is in all Nitris DX products. rewrapping. and keyboard layout to maximize your speed and comfort. SD. Real-Time HD Editing Edit HD material in real time.or Mojo DX-based system. And grab a clip’s in or out point and drag to trim a scene. Plus. Line up dailies to the script in minutes — not hours — giving you more time to refine the story instead of digging through bins. With the higher resolution detail. When paired with Media Composer software. Or drag and drop video and audio clips in the timeline to rearrange sequences or trim. reduce storage requirements. television shows. you can digitize.R3D) in Media Composer without having to prepare them through MetaFuze (all footage is scaled to HD frame size). And if you have a Nitris DX-based system. And easily search. Management You Can Count On Whether you work alone or as a team. you can also now directly manipulate elements in the timeline to edit video and audio. With the new and improved AMA. you can perform color correction.
Seamless Integration into Any Workflow
http://www. using Avid DNxHD (/US/solutions/workflow/DNxHD-Codec) encoding. Slip and slide clips quickly with comprehensive 2-. and HD formats in real time — regardless of the resolution or frame rate — in the same timeline. Get Full-Quality HD-RGB Processing Keep those finishing jobs in house. Whether you’re editing online or offline. or nudge frame-byframe. codecs. 4-. use dual-rolling trim. Drag and drop clips anywhere you want on the timeline to rearrange sequences. Media Composer 5 opens the door to thirdparty workflows. enabling you to monitor video externally using the Matrox MXO2 Mini interface. Monitor Video Externally through Matrox MXO2 Mini If you don’t have a Nitris DX. and output projects in HD-RGB. and other script. Thanks to AMA. See it in action. and flexible editing tools around. Plus. you can mix and match media of different formats. you can natively access and edit any movie that can be played in Apple’s QuickTime Player (including Apple ProRes and . you can customize the interface. you have access to its full metadata and color management data too. you can maximize your productivity. sift. In addition to the standard way of editing. resolutions.
P2/AVC-Intra. DV. And with the SubCap Generator. If you’re using a Windows-based system. you have the industry's most powerful and accurate film workflow in your hands with the award-winning Avid Film Composer toolset. With SpectraMatte. Save time with automatic audio and video syncing and seamless tracking of timecode. you can quickly merge DPX. and more. even with compressed HD codec material. and other metadata. such as slave playback devices. QuickTime. and fast-turnaround approval DVDs (use native authoring tools on a Mac). you can eliminate all guesswork. Work with 3D Stereoscopic and Other Single-Frame Files With MetaFuze (/US/solutions/workflow/MetaFuze)*. Preview your keys in real time and in online quality with 16-bit SpectraGraph technology. And download support for additional formats as they become available. Blu-ray Discs. Work Natively with SD and HD Codecs Start editing footage right away. QuickTime. with support for 4:4:4 HD-RGB color. even when mixing codecs in the same timeline. and import and export in Avid DS and standard EBU N19 subtitle formats. No need to transcode. and burn projects to DVD and CD. with complete integration between Media Composer and Avid Symphony (/US/products/Symphony-NitrisDX) and DS (/US/products/Avid-DS) systems. Timecode and Subtitling Ease With the Timecode Generator. GFCAM. Film Focused For film. and get perfect keys using the interactive interface. you can easily create open captions and subtitles. and effects directly available. as they can simply tap into any Media Composer system to open and play Avid HD and SD sequences (including DNxHD) in high quality. in full resolution. you can preserve the full-quality color process from beginning to end. Optimize your video for the web. correct common keying issues.Avid | Media Composer Software 5
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Read More Tapeless Becomes Waitless Experience the fastest tapeless workflows in the industry with AMA (Avid Media Access) (/us/solutions/workflow/Avid-Media-Access). Gain better precision with 4:4:4 HD-RGB color handling.
http://www. you can also author DVDs. You can even display and edit 3D material offline — without conforming — using industry-first stereoscopic editing tools and workflows. import. with native support for a wide range of SD and HD codecs. and get a seamless path to finish and master projects. Sync with Pro Tools Editors Make the audio post workflow easier by making projects directly accessible to Pro Tools audio editors through Video Satellite (/US/products/video-satellite). or back into the tapeless pipeline. you have the tools you need to quickly deliver your work in the absolute highest quality. XDCAM HD/EX. edits. DVCPRO HD. so you can start the online without delay. Directly access RED. transcode video. and in sync with their sessions. and other media and metadata on a connected disc/card or device without having to transcode. No need to render effects. Total Conform Streamline your offline/online workflow. and Macs running Windows through Boot Camp or other emulation. or dive into the large palette of easy-to-use tools to manually refine settings or get creative with the color. including Windows XP and Vista. Keykode. SpectraMatte Chroma Key Effect Create a high-quality key. Directly share offline projects and media for finishing.
Get the Look. FluidMotion and FluidFilm Effects Create incredibly smooth slow-motion effects and “fit-to-fill” video using Avid's patented FluidMotion pixel morphing technology. Smoother BWF Workflows Ease the post audio workflow when exporting timeline audio tracks as BWF (Broadcast WAV) files. Sound.com/us/products/media-composer-software/features
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. TIFF.avid. including RED. HDV. Plus. with all media clips. GFCAM. Just insert the sequence timecode based on your project type as you’re exporting the tracks to create a fast and easy sync reference for downstream processes that don’t support OMF or AAF. or rewrap files. and Quality You Want
Read More Advance Color Correction Save time and maintain the highest quality production with the fully integrated and flexible 10-bit color correction toolset. Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch. or copy files for the audio team. * MetaFuze works with Windows-based computers. XDCAM HD/EX. And get the look of progressive film with interlaced video material using the exclusive FluidFilm feature. AVC-Intra. And get fine control over shots with animatable color correction. Ready For Delivery Whether you need to output your project for the web. you can create onscreen timecode displays in real time to speed up any online or audio post workflow. electronic delivery. or even stereoscopic 3D files (/US/solutions/workflow/Stereoscopic-3D) from film scanning or CGI systems into a single native Avid DNxHD or uncompressed media clip for editing.
and rules-based transcoding. we continuously strive to innovate and make our products the best they can be. which you can install and use right from your editing interface. and screen customization are accessible. you can greatly improve the quality of your video soundtrack. Export audio from your video projects to Pro Tools for audio production. Projects. such as a camera pan. Get More Effects with Plug-ins Get the look and effects you want through AVX and AVX2 plug-ins (/US/products/Media-ComposerSoftware/plug-ins). multi-resolution workflows. Seamlessly integrate with Avid Unity media networks. All shortcuts. you’ll find opportunities and Avid editors everywhere. With the included Production Suite (/US/products/Media-ComposerSoftware/specifications). you can open bins and access files from other projects — even when in use by others — without having to copy media. as they’re widely considered to be the best in the industry. you can put the flow in workflow for total facility-wide collaboration. transcode. enabling you to filter out unwanted motion while retaining any underlying motion you do want. so you’ll be up and running in no time. Get Better Sounding Audio With support for RTAS audio processing plug-ins.Avid | Media Composer Software 5
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FluidStabilizer Tracking Engine Easily stabilize shots that contain even the most jittery camera movements. And deliver projects in the highest quality for the web or on DVD. Whether you want to do freelance or join a team. expert assistance is just a web click or phone call away. Instantly access media and secure files from unauthorized use. including free web-based
http://www. Symphony Nitris DX is certified by ACE (American Cinema Editors). In fact. with all media and metadata intact. Take Your Settings with You Forget about tweaking settings or re-orienting your workspace each time you move from one Avid system to another. keyboard. you have plenty of options to get the look. Choose from hundreds of professional audio plug-ins available — including sound compressors. so you can keep doing what you do more easily and more efficiently. studios and production companies around the world constantly seek the skills and advice of Avid editors.even when moving from an offline workstation to Avid Symphony finishing system. Set the mood with music you generate and control. Or for the fastest workflow. We’ve been in this industry for over 20 years. designing the tools used by more film and television professionals than any other product.com/us/products/media-composer-software/features
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. reverbs. Dazzle and Deliver with the Included Production Suite Create stunning visual effects and transitions. Share Projects for Audio Post Collaborating with Pro Tools audio editors. World-Class Community
Read More The Industry Leader Avid understands professional content creation. Avid Editors Wanted For projects large and small. and Ideas Experience the most collaborative workflow and get things done on time and on budget. and EQs — that’ll help you make dialog clearer and smoother. Get Expert Support When you need help. a powerful collection of popular third-party creative tools.
A Worldwide. And though we are the industry leader. add Video Satellite to have Pro Tools editors sync directly with Symphony Nitris DX projects. Choose from a wide range of Avid Support (/US/support) programs that fit your needs and budget. Always have the current production elements in play and synced through automated tracking. Learn more about Avid. and PCI Express I/O hardware into a single high-performance pipeline — you get the best real-time effects performance around.
Designed for Collaboration
Read More Share Media. Build up your effects library by choosing from tons of third-party AVX plug-ins available. Powerful Effects Performance With Avid’s advanced effect acceleration — architecture that closely ties multi-core CPU processing. in real time. or copy files. and received both an Oscar and Emmy Award. and quality you want. and sound designers is easy. sound effects more compelling or ambient. And with sophisticated multi-contributor asset management. sound. Take all of your settings with you to any project through your own user profile . and the overall mix more cohesive. eliminating having to render. or are looking for talented Avid editors to help you with a project. (/US/products/unity-medianetwork) and you and your team can access and play the same files and capture media to the same volume simultaneously. Design titles and graphics that animate across 2D or 3D spaces. GPU (Graphics Processor Unit). Raise the Bar with Interplay When the stakes are high. FluidStabilizer works in conjunction with SteadyGlide and Stabilize to deliver extremely precise image stabilization. remixers. bring collaboration to the highest level with Avid Interplay (/US/products/family/Interplay) asset management systems.avid. And because media bins aren’t linked to specific projects or users.
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