This license for Media Composer 8 is a pack of 20 for use with an Avid Floating License Server. If you are purchasing additional licenses for a pre-existing Floating License Server, you must provide the System ID of current Floating License Server. A Floating License Server can be essentially any Windows computer on you network that distributes licenses on an as-needed basis to client users in your post facility. With a 20 pack as many as 20 editors on the common network can be using Media Composer at the same time. Once a user quits Media Composer the license goes back into the pool. Although the license server is Windows-based, both Mac and Windows computers can be used on the network to run 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.
What's New for Version 8