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Avid Media Composer 8 Software - with Perpetual Licence and Dongle
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Media Composer 8 + Dongle

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Avid Media Composer 8 Software - with Perpetual Licence and Dongle

£1,916.05
€1,787.18

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Overview
Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story.
Media Composer now gives you more choices in how you acquire and use the software. Edit on premises or remotely through the cloud. Work on a Mac or PC. Access the software through a monthly or annual subscription or on demand with a floating license. Or own the software outright forever with a perpetual license. In addition, you can configure it your way with the options you need to get the job done, from real-time remote collaboration through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), to advanced color correction and mastering tools, iNEWS and ENPS integration, and software for creating...

About the Media Composer 8 + Dongle

Media Composer is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story.

Media Composer now gives you more choices in how you acquire and use the software. Edit on premises or remotely through the cloud. Work on a Mac or PC. Access the software through a monthly or annual subscription or on demand with a floating license. Or own the software outright forever with a perpetual license. In addition, you can configure it your way with the options you need to get the job done, from real-time remote collaboration through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), to advanced color correction and mastering tools, iNEWS and ENPS integration, and software for creating effects, titles, and more. It’s the only professional editing solution that’s available everywhere you need it, the way you want it.

Get easy access to the industry’s most trusted tools
Significantly lower your cost of entry and get support every step of the way by accessing the latest Media Composer | Software and Media Composer | Symphony Option on a recurring monthly or annual (most cost-effective) basis. Or buy and own Media Composer outright (perpetual license) and get one year of standard Avid Support and software upgrades, with additional upgrades available thereafter by renewing your support plan anually.

From the end of 2014, once support on a licence has lapsed, the only way to get an upgrade will be to either buy another new copy of Media Composer or take out a new Annual Subscription – in either case the old software will continue to work but will be ‘frozen’ at its current version and will be UNSUPPORTED. This applies to both new AND EXISTING USERS OF ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS. Due to this change ALL Avid users should consider buying a Support contract before the end of the year

Windows
Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
OS:Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
Memory:
4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro family2 (Q600 or higher recommended), Intel HD4000
Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD
Mac OS X
Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer
OS: Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 or Quad Core Xeon processor
Memory:4 GB RAM minimum (6+ GB recommended)
8 GB RAM minimum required to support Media Composer Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere)1, background transcoding, and Dynamic Media Folders
16+ GB RAM recommended to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D, simultaneous background transcoding, Dynamic Media Folders, FrameFlex 4K workflows, Raw format AMA plug-ins, Long GOP media editing, and other high-performance workflows
Graphics card:NVIDIA GeForce family2 (recommended), Intel HD4000 or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple) )
Internal hard drive: Minimum 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA drive, 128 GB SSD
For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements for the latest version of Media Composer.
Important: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. Our Customer Success and Engineering teams are equipped with these systems in our development and support labs. For an optimal experience with Media Composer, we strongly recommend choosing an Avid-qualified system. We cannot guarantee performance, compatibility, or the resolution of issues with other systems.

Full 64-bit power
Fast gets even faster with native 64-bit operation, so even when you layer together the most complex effects, things will still feel snappy. Experience smoother playback, faster rendering performance, and better handling with large bins—and say goodbye to the old memory limitations of 32-bit operating systems.

Open to anything
You never know what kinds of media, projects, and people will arrive at your desk or doorstep. That’s why Media Composer offers open workflows, so you can take on whatever challenge awaits. Work with high-res sources, file-based media, tape, and film. Capture and monitor with your choice of powerful and reliable Avid or third-party interfaces. Accelerate editing with Artist Series control surfaces. Integrate into any professional production pipeline. And collaborate seamlessly with Pro Tools editors.

Experience the “waitless” workflow
With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can instantly access and edit file-based media—including ARRI ALEXA MXF, RED (EPIC, SCARLET-X, and ONE), AVCHD, ProRes, QuickTime (including footage from HDSLR cameras), XDCAM, P2, Canon XF, and other formats—without transcoding or copying files. Preview footage without the wait. And as new cameras and formats emerge, manufacturers can create and release their own AMA plug-ins independently from a software release.

Work with any media
File-based media, 2K/4K/5K footage, analog and digital tape, stereoscopic 3D material, film—bring it on. Media Composer offers ACE-certified editing tools and a wide range of features, workflows, and options that enable you to work with everything, from old-school media to the latest camera technologies. Plus, you can work in HD from a high-res source without having to transcode or resize files.

Experience cutting-edge storytelling
It doesn’t matter how you learned to edit—Media Composer goes where others leave off, enabling you to work the way you want. Trim and manipulate on the fly using the Smart Tool, or perform ultra-precise edits using traditional tools. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline without rendering. And edit HD material in real time—in mastering picture quality—using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444.

Edit 3D
Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footage, with a full set of features and workflows. Capture, edit, and manage the complete 3D end-to-end workflow. Mix and match 2D and stereoscopic 3D clips on the same track. Plus, work with full frame and frame-compatible sources, dedicated 3D editing tools, video effects, and more.

Accelerate your high-res workflow
More content today is shot with high-res cameras, but the majority of programming is still HD. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end. In addition, 1D/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Color Decision Lists (CDLs) make it easy to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

Automate your media management
Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, noncreative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow. Plus, you’ll get peace of mind as Media Composer now fully manages AMA-linked media as reliably as it does with native Avid media.

Edit and collaborate remotely in real time
Edit, share, tag, track, and sync media and projects with everyone on your editing team—no matter where you are in the world. Media Composer enables you to connect to Interplay | Production systems through Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere), making remote cloud-based collaboration easy and cost-effective. What’s more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same tools and workflows you know and trust. 

Gain total audio control
Forget wasting time mixing down audio levels by trial and error. With the new Master Audio Fader, you can insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. You can also now make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline—independently of any track-based automation—with the Clip Gain control.

Streamline the video workflow with Pro Tools users
Video Satellite is now included with Media Composer, enabling audio editors and mixers to play Avid HD and SD video sequences directly in sync with their Pro Tools session, while maintaining full system power. In addition, Pro Tools | Software now includes the Avid Video Engine, enabling Pro Tools sound editors and mixers to play HD video of the latest Media Composer cuts directly in the Pro Tools timeline.

Expand your creativity with options
Edit with the exact tools you need by simply adding options for the workflows you want. Add advanced and secondary color correction tools, mastering tools, and the Boris Continuum Complete Lite effects pack with the Media Composer | Symphony Option for online editing. Integrate Media Composer into iNEWS and ENPS workflows with the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option for news editing. Find the right clips or the best takes fast with the Media Composer | PhraseFind Option or Media Composer | ScriptSync Option, which both offer powerful dialog search capabilities to locate relevant clips quickly. And capture, monitor, and output video with a hardware-accelerated Media Composer | Nitris DX or Media Composer | Mojo DX video I/O interface.

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