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Reflecting on a number of key milestones in its pedigree in creating non-linear video editing solutions, Avid has made what it calls a ‘reimagining’ of its flagship video editing system Media Composer.
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With Media Composer 2019, editors, freelancers and journalists will able to take advantage of a new user experience, a next generation Avid media engine with distributed processing, finishing and delivering capabilities and a customisable role-based user interface for large teams.

With the new user experience makers can work at the speed of creativity with a panelled interface that is designed to reduce clutter using reimagined bins to find media faster and task-based workspaces showing only what the user wants and needs to see.

Next Generation Avid Media Engine offers features, such as native OP1A, support for more video and audio streams, Live Timeline and background rendering, and a distributed processing add-on option to shorten turnaround times and speed up post production.

New finishing and delivery workflows tools are said to allow users can create and deliver higher-quality content with editing, effects, colour, audio, and finishing tools without leaving Media Composer. Media Composer’s new built-in 32-bit full float colour pipeline can work in 8K, 16K or HDR. Avid has also been working with OTT content providers to help establish future industry standards.

A new Media Composer | Enterprise provides administrative control to customise the interface for any person, whether the user is a craft editor, assistant, logger or journalist. It also offers security to lock down content, reducing the chances of unauthorised leaks of sensitive media.

“After receiving input from hundreds of editors and teams across the media industry, and knowing where the industry is headed, we reimagined Media Composer, the product that created the nonlinear video editing category and remains the gold standard,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and President at Avid. “Media Composer 2019 is both evolutionary and revolutionary. It maintains what long-time users know    and love while giving them more of what they need today—and what they will need tomorrow.”

At NAB 2019, Avid confirmed that Media Composer 2019 will be available by the end of May for all of its models: Media Composer | First, Media Composer, Media Composer | Ultimate and Media Composer | Enterprise.