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Avid previews new Media Composer 2019 and Editorial Management 2019 for post-production solutions

Avid used this week's NAB Show to preview new versions of industry-standard NLE Media Composer and their powerful but easy-to-use collaboration and asset management solution for post-production teams, Editorial Management.  


Media Composer has been reconfigured to allow you to edit faster, with efficiency-boosting improvements that including: 

  • New user interface design delivering a more intuitive user experience.
  • Task Oriented Workspaces that give people the tools they need, when they need them.
  • New bin mapping and navigation, so you can find footage faster.

These advances have been powered by a new generation of the Avid Media Engine, which features: 

  • A futureproof, 32-bit full floating-point timeline for editing, processing, rendering and playing back media.
  • Native OP-1a, so you can work faster with industry-standard media formats that come your way.
  • Farm rendering and transcoding out over the network with the new Media Composer | Distributed Processing Option.

The new Media Engine allows you to preserve the full quality of 4K, 8K and 16K footage thanks to support for a full 32-bit float colour pipeline. Avid have also joined the ACES Logo partner programme, so you can be sure that what you see is what you'll get on screen, even if you're working in a complex colour workflow, and then you can deliver in IMF using Media Composer's intuitive new IMF tools. 

Another key focus in this update is customisation, with Avid now offering you the ability to provide tailored interfaces for craft editors, assistants, loggers, journalists and producers, so everyone sees the tools they need, without getting access to the ones they don't. This helps increase the security of your assets, and reduce the chance of human error. 


Editorial Management 2019

Editorial Management is the ideal collaboration platform for editors, assistants and producers, providing browse, search, log, review and approve footage all from an easy to use web client enabling remote project prep.  

Editorial Management 2019 delivers easy-to-use remote collaboration tools for teams, so that non-editors and production staff don't have to learn Media Composer. Simplified tasks include: 

  • Creating sub-clips, sequences and edit shot lists through web browser Create.
  • Organising and grouping multi-camera clips from a web browser.
  • Searching, browsing and reviewing footage and projects from a web browser.

Editorial Management's suite of powerful media asset management tools has expanded, with many features now available locally or remotely, through Media Composer itself or through a web browser. They include: 

  • Phonetic indexing and search through you entire Avid NEXIS shared storage.
  • Find and access any footage from any project on your Avid NEXIS system.
  • Filter search results based on user permissions.
  • Enable Studio production workflows including 23.98fps 1080p multi-camera clips ingested from FastServe.

To find out more about implementing Editorial Management, get in touch with the team on the details below. We can also help with NEXIS | Cloudspaces, and any other new tech you've seen at NAB. 


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