Avid are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Media Composer. This latest update – available from 22nd December – is their first step towards resolution independence. Media Composer now supports hi-res media like 2K, 4K, and UHD natively, and introduces powerful new tools to help save you time and resources, while creating the best content possible.
Highlights of the new release include:
– Native 2K, 4K and UHD project types: create and work with 2K DCI, 4K DCI and UHD media.
– Support for any resolution: link to, import and maintain any media, even assets with custom or non-standard raster sizes.
– DNxHR: a new low complexity codec based on SMPTE standards that provides even more beauty without the bandwidth when working with >HD material
– Enhanced colour management: support for hi-res colour gamuts (BT.2020 for UHD, DCI-P3 for 2K/4K) with clip-based LUTs and LUTs for viewers and external monitors
– High frame rates (HFR): native support for 47.952, 48, 50, 59.94 and 60fps with hi-res media. New support for HD media (1080 and 720) at 50p and 59.94p
– DPX Export: export DPX files for delivery and conform.
– New proxy workflow: work with >HD material at 1/4 or 1/16 resolution to save space and performance resources. Automatically relink between proxy and hi-res render files at any time.
– Playback frame rate setting: set the intended playback rate of clips for ‘frame for frame’ playback of material shot at high frame rates.
– Two frame safety: edit in high frame rates (50 and 60p) while preserving standard time base for transmission and delivery.
– New List tool: List tool integrates EDL Manager and Filmscribe right into Media Composer. No need for separate applications!
– Bin Quick Filter: find what you need fast by searching for text in your bin and filtering the results.
– New software licence entitlements: licences now reflect active support contracts, so customers always have access to the software updates they’re entitled to.
And just a subtle reminder that you need to get all your Media Composer licences on Avid Support before the new year in order to keep getting upgrades like this – miss the deadline, and you’ll have to fork out for an entire new licence next time you want to get up to date.