For large-scale media enterprise, post-production houses, and educational institutions, Avid offers floating licensing, enabling you to purchase "packs" of shared licenses to deploy across your entire facility using a single system ID. This enables multiple editors to use Avid Media Composer simultaneously on any number of workstations when licenses are available (not actively in use). Once you close your Media Composer application, the license is automatically returned to the pool of available licenses on the licensing server.
Enjoy easy set-up and administration
Your Avid Media Composer 2020 Floating License (20 Pack) purchase comes with easy-to-use Avid Floating License Server software, which enables you to distribute licenses quickly and easily across your facility—on demand—from a single, centralized server. You can install the server software on any standard Windows-based computer (see the minimum system requirements in Specs)—simply enter your licensing server address into Media Composer during installation and the rest of the process is automatic. Once installed, you can access the floating license server from any Windows- or Mac-based client system, making administration and management easy—and super convenient when you're physically not in the facility. And when using a disk image to install multiple Media Composer seats across a facility, simply entering the server address once in the image means the licensing process is completely transparent to end users.
Get flexible license access
To obtain a floating license, simply open Media Composer on your network-connected computer, and the software automatically connects to your licensing server and issues an available license in the background. In addition—similar to a library—floating licenses can be "checked out" to individual machines, such as a laptop, when you, an editor, or student needs to work off site or at home. Your administrator simply grants these privileges to the requestor, along with an expiration date. This makes it easy to add freelancers or students on a per- project basis, and have the granted licenses automatically returned at the end of the project.
Save time and money
By incorporating floating licensing, you can:
Maximize your investment, as licenses are only consumed when in use and returned to the server when not, enabling additional editors to connect when licenses become available
Offer the ability to "check out" licenses—ideal for projects that need to be completed on the road or at home for an extended period of time
Save countless hours of activation, installation, and upgrade time using Avid's Floating License Server software and your existing hardware to establish a single, centralized licensing server—just activate a pack of licenses, tell Media Composer the server address, and the system will automatically request licenses from the server on the internal network
Save money and gain more operational flexibility over purchasing individual seats of Media Composer that often go unused when a designated editor or system isn't working
Gain peace of mind, as all licenses are relinquished to the server when Media Composer closes or times out (after a period of inactivity), protecting you from theft.
Proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast, Avid Media Composer 2020 Floating License 20-Pack, the most popular video editing software, just got even better.
From first cut to final delivery, the new Media Composer is designed for makers at every skill level—with a modern and intuitive interface, task-based workspaces, built-in color finishing tools, plus packaging and codec support for OTT workflows.
What’s New in Media Composer 2020
Bring More Speed and Ease to Your Workflow
Media Composer 2020.4 is packed with tons of timesaving new features, enhancements, and improvements. Whether you’re working from home, in the studio, or in a remote location, discover the many ways you can simplify, speed up, and extend your creative endeavors.
From the first cut to final finishing, get the tools every video editor needs to create compelling stories faster:
Import & Manage - Work with any type of media and never lose sight of your content
Edit & VFX - Create compelling stories at the speed of your imagination.
Color & Deliver - Make projects look and sound better with advanced tools.
Finish in the box, or out - Whether you do all color correction, grading, and audio mixing in Media Composer, or roundtrip out to other applications, you can be confident that your work will accurately hit every delivery specification.
Total color precision - Media Composer future-proofs your content with its 32-bit floating-point color pipeline and ACES color support, ensuring consistent color accuracy from end to end. The Symphony Option offers advanced color grading tools and IMF packaging, so you can easily deliver to Netflix and other OTT specifications with confidence.
Produce dramatic HDR imagery - Tell stories that showcase true-to-life image quality with effortless HDR workflows. Import, edit, color grade, and deliver incredibly realistic imagery with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights.
Create studio-quality soundtracks - Make your story sound as good as it looks with a suite of audio tools and plugins. Create up to 64 tracks of dialogue, music, and sound effects in 7.1 surround. Or send all tracks and effects to Pro Tools for audio post—without having to transcode sequences first.
Higher Education Students
You must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government recognized public or private post-secondary/tertiary degree-granting academic institution, or for-profit career/vocational schools that grants degrees and/or certificates, by providing ONE of the following:
A copy of a student ID card containing the student's name, school name, and the current academic term
A copy of a tuition statement or course bill that includes the school's logo or seal, student name, and the current date/academic year
An official letter form the registrar of the school, including student name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
A copy of a student schedule including student name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
Screen captures from school websites may accepted in lieu of official documentation if your name, school name, and valid date are clearly visible (acceptance is at the sole discretion of Avid).
Teachers, Faculty and Staff
You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following:
A copy of a faculty or staff paycheck stub that includes employee name and employer (school) name
An employer's written confirmation on school letterhead or certificate of employment
Anyone purchasing an Institution license of Media Composer | Software on behalf of an Education Institution may be required to provide proof of eligibility. You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following: A valid email address issued by your institution (i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org) Written confirmation on school letterhead naming the school and the individual completing the verification. Secondary Students Secondary students must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government-recognized public or private secondary school by providing one of the following:
A copy of a student ID card containing your (the student's) name, school name, and the current academic year
A copy of a report card, a tuition statement, or a letter from the school administration that confirms your enrollment status (all documentation must contain the school, district, or local authority name, your name, and a date reflecting the current academic year).
Homeschool Teachers or Students
You must show evidence of status as a homeschool teacher by providing one of the following:
A current copy of a Homeschool Membership Association card
A current copy of a curriculum receipt
Any official documentation issued by the local/state government that recognizes your family's intent to homeschool
Sending the Proof
Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.
Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.