Avid Media Composer Adds Software Subscription Option


Avid is one of the latest software vendors to move to a subscription software model with Media Composer available for a $49.99/mo subscription price. So far, however, Avid is taking a gentler approach to the subscription model by continuing to offer a purchase option to Media Composer in addition to the subscription option. [Read more…]

PluralEyes 3.1 Adds Avid Media Composer Support

PluralEyes 3.1

Red Giant has released PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac OS X, which adds support for Avid Media Composer, MXF support and a new feature called “Do It For Me.”

Details from Red Giant:

  • Support for Avid Media Composer: PluralEyes 3.1 now imports and exports its synced timeline directly to Avid Media Composer on Mac, along with Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro;
  • MXF Support: PluralEyes 3.1 supports more professional workflows, adding native MXF support for Media Composer and Premiere Pro;
  • “Do It For Me” Workflow: A new set of features quickly imports and organizes your clips. You drag-and-drop the clips as ‘Takes,’ hit Sync, and PluralEyes figures out their relationship.

PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac is available for $199. Existing PluralEyes 3 users can download the update for free. More details on Red Giant’s website.

AVID Media Composer 6 Announced

Media Composer 6

AVID has just announced Media Composer 6, its latest iteration of the go-to NLE for the film and TV industry.  As previous leaks indicated, Media Composer 6 supports a new 64-bit architecture, as well as AVCHD and RED Epic support with AMA.

Media Composer 6 Screenshot

Media Composer 6 also offers enhanced Pro Tools integration, allowing for the transfer of more session data from Media Composer to Pro Tools.  MC 6 can also encode to Apple ProRes on Mac systems, and offers new support 3D stereoscopic workflows.

Media Composer 6 retails for $2499, with upgrades starting at $299.

Lots more details, including NewsCutter 10 and Symphony 6 details, in the press release below. [Read more…]