Fulfilling key commitment of Avid Everywhere vision, new licensing options give customers greater choice in how they deploy Avid’s preeminent editing solution
The Media Composer family (http://www.avid.com/US/products/family/Media -Composer) is part of the Avid Artist Suite (http://apps.avid.com/avid -everywhere/products/artist-suite/) of content creation applications - powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform (http://apps.avid.com/avid -everywhere/products/avidmediacentral-platform/) and comprised of the company’s industry-standard creative tools, including video editing, graphics creation, music creation, music notation, audio post, and live sound solutions.
“To maximise quality, creativity and efficiency in today’s demanding media environment, our customers need greater choice and flexibility in how they deploy their solutions,” said
Media Composer | Software subscription licensing (http://www.avid.com/US/products/media-composer/features) provides new monthly and annual Media Composer subscription options and significantly lowers the cost of entry for the industry’s most trusted editing tool. Customers can now gain access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support and upgrades on a low-cost monthly or annual basis, starting at
Media Composer | Software floating licensing (http://www.avid.com/US/products/media-composer/features) enables large-scale media enterprises, post-production houses and educational institutions to purchase a “pack” of shared Media Composer licenses to deploy facility-wide using a single system ID. The floating license server software can be installed on a Windows-based computer at the facility, with the server software accessible from any Mac- or Windows-based computer, enabling multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations up to the number of licenses purchased when licenses are available (not actively in use). Administrators can also permit users to “check out” licenses for systems. For example, a laptop taken off premises could be enabled with a license with a specific expiration date to coincide with the end of a project.
As part of Avid’s commitment to offering customers more choice in how they deploy their solutions, Media Composer | Cloud (http://www.avid.com/US/products/Media-Composer-Cloud) (formerly Interplay® Sphere) gives editors the option to connect remotely to access, edit and collaborate with others as if they were on premises. This ability enables editors and assistants to shape stories collaboratively and remotely in the cloud, and enables production companies shooting on location to accelerate dailies tasks and get a head start on editing, thereby keeping production moving forward, regardless of proximity challenges.
Availability and Pricing
Media Composer | Software subscription and floating licensing is available as of
· Media Composer | Software subscription licensing starts at
All versions now include software upgrades and support. Perpetual licenses include a one-year support contract entitling customers to support and upgrades for one year. Upgrades and support after the first year require the annual support contract to be renewed annually for
Media Composer | Cloud is currently available starting at $35,000 USD (£25,000, €29,100 Ex-VAT).
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook (http://www.avid.com/facebook), Twitter (http://www.avid.com/ twitter), YouTube (http://www.avid.com/youtube), LinkedIn (http://www.avi d.com/linkedin), Google (http://www.avid.com/google); or subscribe to Avid Blogs (http://www.avidblogs.com/).
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