Avid Media Composer 8 (Activation Card)
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Avid Media Composer 8 (Activation Card)

$1,234.05

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Manufacturer: AVID

Mfg. Part Number: 9935-65686-05

Part Number: 9935-65686-05

  • Native Support of SD, HD, 4K, and Higher
  • Edit Most Codecs Using AMA
  • Improved Stereo 3D Support Over MC7
  • Edit 4K+ Footage Immediately in HD
  • Supports LUTs and CDLs for RAW Workflows
  • Central Management of AMA and Plug-ins
  • Audio Editing and Finishing Tools
  • Deliver in Broadcast AS-11 MXF Files
  • NewBlue Titler Pro
  • 1-Year Standard Support Included
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Media Composer 8 is a single license, electronic download of the 64-bit non-linear editing system for Mac or Windows computers. You will receive an activation card with a download code to use on the Avid website to download and 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, 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.



  • What's New for Version 8

  • New Application Manager

  • Lets you see what Avid software, AMA plug-ins, and related third-party applications you have installed on your system. Get notified when new updates, upgrades, and renewals are available. Activate and download new software, updates, and upgrades from the interface. And if you're interested in a new product or upgrade, you can even see if a software trial is available to try it out first. It will even alert you about special offers, upcoming webinars, and events.

  • Workflow Acceleration with FrameFlex Tools

  • Allows you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources, such as 4K, 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 simpler to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

  • Automated Media Management

  • Gain more time for creativity with new features that accelerate and simplify file-based workflows. With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow.

  • 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. What's more, you can edit just as efficiently as you would if you were all at the home facility, using the same familiar tools and workflows.

  • 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.

  • Improved Pro Tools Interoperability

  • 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.

  • Additional New Features

  • •Create cut lists and EDLs from within Media Composer

  • •Do multicam editing in stereoscopic 3D

  • •Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media

  • •Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler

  • •Edit without interruption with new audio waveform caching

  • •View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML

  • •Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file

  • •Work with Alpha channel media using the new AMA QuickTime with Alpha plug-in





  • Editing

  • Full 64-Bit Power

  • The 64-bit architecture of Media Composer provides more processing power, larger editing bins, and a smoother editing experience with less waiting than with a 32-bit system.


  • Work With Virtually Any Media

  • File-based media, 2K, 4K, and 5K footage, analog and digital tape, stereoscopic 3D material, film - Media Composer supports it all. With diverse editing tools and a wide range of features, workflows, and options you can work with nearly 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.

  • No Transcoding with AMA

  • With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can instantly access and edit file-based media, including ARRI ALEXA MXF, RED (EPIC, SCARLET-X, and ONE) files, AVCHD, ProRes, QuickTime (including footage from HDSLR cameras), XDCAM, P2, Canon XF, and other formats.

  • Editor-Focused Tools

  • 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 using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444.

  • Edit 3D

  • Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footage. Capture, edit, and manage the complete 3D end-to-end workflow. In addition, you can mix and match 2D and stereoscopic 3D clips on the same track, and it features full-fledged editing tools and video effects for stereoscopic post production.

  • Workflow

  • Accelerate Performance with Avid Hardware

  • Pair Media Composer with a Nitris DX or Mojo DX video interface - both separately available - for the fastest possible workflow when ingesting and editing certain formats. You can even customize Nitris DX with up to two Avid DNxHD or AVC-Intra chips to fully support stereoscopic 3D and HD RGB 4:4:4 workflows.

  • Third-Party I/O Support

  • Media Composer also supports many third-party video capture and outputs cards, including those from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and MOTU.

  • Avid Marketplace

  • Browse for stock footage, plug-ins, hardware, and more - right from within Media Composer.

  • Audio, Color Correction, and Finishing

  • Audio

  • With built-in audio recording, editing, and mixing tools you can:•Record and monitor voiceovers, overdubs, and more using select, separately available Avid audio interfaces

  • •Edit and mix in up to 7.1 surround sound

  • • Polish sounds with 20 included AIR effects - the same plug-ins that come with Pro Tools

  • •Expand your sound with compressors, reverbs, and other sound processing plug-ins, many of which can be purchased within Media Composer from the Avid Marketplace

  • Color Correction and Grading

  • A fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset lets you: •Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch

  • •Gain better color precision with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing

  • •Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction

  • •Speed up your color work with Artist Color



  • Broadcast AS-02/AS-11 File-based Output

  • Support for AS-02/AS-11 MXF formats through AMA means you can manage multiple versions of the same sequence easily, as the AS-02/AS-11 container packs everything into a single bundle without duplicating assets, saving storage space. Seamlessly move content between Avid and other systems that support the formats. Use JPEG 2000, DNxHD, IMX, AVC-Intra, and uncompressed media in your versioning/archive workflow. And because the formats are open industry standards, you'll eliminate time wasted on repackaging content.

  • Bundled Software

  • FilmScribe

  • Helps manage the complex metadata associated with film and digital cinema workflows, beyond what a simple CMX EDL (edit decision list) can offer.


  • EDL Manager

  • Allows you to export timecode metadata for use in third party applications.


  • NewBlue Titler Pro v1

  • Allows you to create dynamic 2D and 3D titles to add visual value to your projects



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