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 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 2019Floating 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.
With Avid Media Composer 2019, an editor can go from first cut to delivery without ever leaving the application. Whether they are a professional editor, freelancer or someone just starting out, Avid Media Composer 2019inspires creative storytelling.
New User Experience —makers can work at the speed of creativity with a paneled interface that reduces clutter, reimagined bins to find media faster, and task-based workspaces showing only what the user wants and needs to see.
Next Generation Avid Media Engine—puts more power at a user's fingertips with features, such as native OP1A, support for more video and audio streams, Live Timeline and background rendering, and a distributed processing add-on option to shorten turnaround times and speed up post production.
New Finishing and Delivery Workflows—Now, users can create and deliver higher-quality content with editing, effects, color, audio, and finishing tools without leaving Media Composer. Whether working in 8K, 16K, or HDR, Media Composer's new built-in 32-bit full float color pipeline can handle it. Additionally, Avid has been working with OTT content providers to help establish future industry standards.
Customizable Toolset—built for large production teams, the new Media Composer | Enterprise provides administrative control to customize the interface for any role in the organization, whether the user is a craft editor, assistant, logger or journalist. It also offers unparalleled security to lock down content, reducing the chances of unauthorized leaks of sensitive media.
Deliver your best stories
There's a reason why more professional moviemakers and television editors use Media Composer than any other video editing solution—it gives you the editing and finishing speed you need to complete projects faster. From its ACE-certified tools and unique timesaving workflows, to the most reliable media management in the biz, Media Composer empowers creative storytelling like no other.
SD and HD. 2K through 8K and beyond. Even stereoscopic 3D and HDR. No matter what media you've got, Media Composer welcomes the widest range of file and camera formats, codecs, and resolutions, so you can acquire and turn around content faster. Without copying or transcoding media first. Whether you've got footage in a camera, media drive, smartphone, or video server, bringing your story together is easy.
Get beauty without the wait
It's no secret that high-resolution, high frame rate media can put the brakes on any workflow. Media Composer eliminates these bottlenecks, offering powerful 64-bit performance, groundbreaking Avid DNxHR and Avid Resolution Independence technologies, plus background rendering and transcoding, to keep your media and creativity flowing.
Gain great efficiency
Experience the fastest editorial workflows in the industry. Instantly access and edit file-based media without transcoding or copying media. Build stories with up to 24 video tracks. Preview clips before committing them to a project. Edit multicam projects with ease. Even automate non-creative media tasks—such as transcoding, consolidating, and relinking—in the background using Dynamic Media Folders.
Get reliable media management
Media Composer keeps track of all projects, source material, rendered files, metadata, and other media for you, so you'll never lose sight of your assets. Gain peace of mind with over 20 years of industry-proven media management innovation supporting everything you do.
Design stunning visuals
Add dramatic flair to your stories with a host of built-in effects, color, and title tools. From creating jaw-dropping VFX, green screen composites, motion effects, and transitions, to correcting color, tinting scenes, and designing graphical titles and animations, it's easy to give your projects that professional polish.
Work in HDR
With support for a variety of High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specs, profiles, and workflows, Media Composer enables you to color grade video and achieve richer, more dramatic imagery, with exceptional detail in the shadows and highlights. It's a fast-growing technology—and an important way to future-proof your valuable content.
Create studio-quality soundtracks
Sound is half the picture. With Media Composer, you can make your projects sound as good as they look. Record, edit, and mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 surround. Create groups to mix dialog, Foley, music, and sound effects more easily. And polish soundtracks using the same high- quality audio effects and sound processors that come with Pro Tools.
Expand your creative possibilities
Don't have the footage or effects you need? Shop the in-app Avid Marketplace—no shoes, shirt, or pants required. Preview stock footage in context with your project. Purchase plugins, software options, and hardware to extend your capabilities. You'll even find training material to help advance your editing skills.
Get the Avid hardware advantage
Looking for the fastest way to capture, monitor, and output high-quality video? Pair Media Composer with an Avid Artist interface and get the tight integration you need to handle the most demanding workflows—from portable 4K interfaces, to solutions that offer an extensive array of I/O or video over IP. You can also use third-party interfaces through Avid Open I/O.
Extend your workflow
From finding every clip or take that contains specific words of dialog in seconds, to adding advanced color correction, mastering, newsroom integration, visual effects, and titling tools, it's easy to extend your workflow by adding one or more Media Composer options.
Go further with Media Composer | Ultimate
Need to work together as a team in a post-production, news, or other media environment? Media Composer | Ultimate (formerly Media Composer) provides all the same editing tools as Media Composer, plus extended workflows for real-time collaboration. See the details tab for a comparison chart.
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., email@example.com) 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.