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AVID Unveils Media Composer 7

AVID has announced the latest version of Media Composer, version 7. The new version is packed with powerful new features and tools, enhanced workflows, and performance improvements:


  • Work directly with 2K, 4K, and 6K media in the timeline while outputting HD
  • Change the FrameFlex region of interest position, size and aspect ratio

Real-Time LUTs (1D & 3D) and CDLs

  • Support for fixed and custom LUTs/CDLs
  • Bulk modify clips in a bin
  • Real-time conversion to rec. 709

Background Processing (Transcode, Consolidate and Copy)

  • Allows editors to continue working without interruption
  • UI to manage jobs and reflect progress

Dynamic Media Folders (Watch Folders)

  • Accelerates and simplifies AMA media management tasks automatically in the background
  • Associate “Profiles” to any folder (local or on shared storage) to Link, Copy, Transcode or Consolidate files automatically

AS-11 – Standardized Delivery with Program Segmentation

  • Support for Spanned Markers
  • Shim support for consistent program delivery requirements
  • Export to a single multi-essence OP1-A MXF file (AVC-I or IMX)

Audio Enhancements

  • New Cached Audio Waveforms (Instant redraw)
  • Clip Gain Timeline Adjustment
  • New Master Fader support on all sequences with 5 RTAS plug-in inserts
  • Configurable Audio Mixer to reduce size of window

iXML Metadata Support

XAVC HD Native Support

AMA Managed Media

  • All Linked AMA Media is now managed via Avid databases
  • Manage AMA media appears in the Media Tool or can be checked into Interplay

AMA QuickTime with Alpha

  • AMA clips with Alpha appear in the bin as a Matte Key

AMA Extras

  • New AMA navigation window to link to files & volumes
  • Assign color to AMA clips in the timeline
  • Consolidate or Transcode only AMA clip in a sequence
  • Relink designating either data, audio or video tracks
  • Drag & Drop AMA linking

Performance Improvements

  • Multi-cam (LongGOP) supports real-time playback of 9-way multi-cam
  • Improvements to window drawing and timeline blue bar updates
  • Mouse wheel improvements hovering over UI
  • Improved AMA performance when linking to video and audio

Plus, there are new licensing and bundle options, and much more!

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