Media Composer 8 for NewsCutter Users from Avid is a crossgrade for current users of NewsCutter who would like to upgrade to Media Composer 8 - including one-year standard tech support. To qualify for the student/teacher license you will first need to create an Avid account using the Avid website. Proof of your status as a student or teacher will need to be supplied to Avid upon creation of your account. Once your account is established you will enter the download code that is printed on the activation card and follow the steps the Avid website provides in order to active your copy of Media Composer. Media Composer 8 allows you to work - without transcoding - with most file formats and resolutions, including SD, HD, stereoscopic (3D), 4K and beyond. It also features built-in effects, transitions, and titling tools. With Media Composer 8, you can mix and match different formats, frame rates, and resolutions in the same timeline without rendering. Media Composer 8 features Full 4:4:4 HD RGB support, color correction tools, and ProRes encoding (Mac version only).
Featuring built-in support for stereoscopic/3D footage, it is a full-fledged stereoscopic editing system. It is also compatible with a wide range of effects plug-ins. It features a multicam editing mode for cutting between 9 cameras simultaneously, with added support in version 8 for multicam in 3D. For audio support, Media Composer 8 features built-in 7.1 surround sound support and audio mixing of up to 64 audio voices. It also features improved audio keyframing on the timeline and supports Pro Tools RTAS plug-ins. It supports available Avid and non-Avid hardware I/O cards and devices and comes bundled with NewBlue Titler Pro v1, Sorenson Squeeze, EDL Manager, and FilmScribe. Plus, you will be entitled to one-year of standard Avid Support, which features complimentary software updates and can be renewable annually.