AVID: Now Available! Update to Media Composer | Software

Avid® is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Media Composer® | Software. This latest update—available today, December 22—is our first step towards Resolution Independence. Media Composer | Software now supports High Res media—like 2K, 4K, and UHD—natively, and introduces powerful new tools to help save our customers time and resources while creating the best content possible.

  • Native 2K, 4K, and UHD Project Types: Create and work with 2K DCI, 4K DCI and UHD media.
  • Support for Any Resolution: Link to, import and maintain any media, even assets with custom or non-standard raster sizes.
  • DNxHR: A new low complexity codec based on SMPTE standards that provides even more beauty without the bandwidth when working with >HD material
  • Enhanced Color Management: Support for high-res color gamuts (BT.2020 for UHD, DCI-P3 for 2K/4K) with clip-based LUTs and LUT’s for viewers and external monitors
  • High Frame Rates (HFR): Native support for 47.952, 48, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps with high res media. New support for HD media (1080 and 720) at 50p and 59.94p
  • DPX Export: Export DPX files for delivery and conform.
  • New Proxy Workflow: Work with >HD material at 1/4 or 1/16 resolution to save space and performance resources. Automatically relink between proxy and high-res render files at any time.
  • Playback Frame Rate Setting: Set the intended playback rate of clips for ‘frame for frame’ playback of material shot at high frame rates.
  • Two Frame Safety: Edit in high frame rates (50 and 60p) while preserving standard time base for transmission and delivery.
  • New List Tool: List Tool integrates EDL Manager and Filmscribe right into Media Composer. No need for separate applications!
  • Bin Quick Filter: Find what you need fast by searching for text in your bin and filtering the results.
  • New Software License Entitlements: Licenses now reflect active support contracts, so customers always have access to the software updates they’re entitled to. For more information, please refer to this FAQ: Media Composer | Software Support Contract License Update FAQ

For complete details about these and other updates to Media Composer | Software, visit these useful links:


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