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Get Avid’s pro video and audio tools for free

Strapped for cash but rich in ambition? You’ll be pleased to hear that some of the world’s most powerful creative tools are now available for free

Get Avid’s pro video and audio tools for free

Strapped for cash but rich in ambition? You’ll be pleased to hear that some of the world’s most powerful creative tools are now available for free

Download your free software now

 

Media Composer | First

The editing software used on Deadpool 2, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Pro Tools | First

Get industry-leading audio mixing tools, used by the likes of Radiohead and Justin Bieber.

Sibelius | First

The go-to notation tool for countless composers, songwriters and music legends.

 

Once your download’s complete…

Take your hardware up a notch with these affordable, dependable accessories

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

Futureproof your video workflow with this 4K and HDR-capable camera, which will be able to keep up as your projects become more ambitious. Record in RAW or ProRes to internal cards or an external recorder, and record professional quality audio via an XLR audio input.

Editing essentials: Avid DNxID

This flexible, portable I/O unit is perfect for cost-conscious editors. The DNxID lets you monitor HD, UHD and 4K footage, capture and play back SDI and HDMI video, and is compatible with all major creative apps (including Media Composer First).

Audio essentials from Røde, Mackie and more

A collection of our best-selling kit for making music, recording voiceover or producing podcasts. These industry-proven staples include a Røde NT1-A vocal pack, Focusrite 2i2 USB audio interface, microphone boom stand, AKG K52 headphones and Mackie CR3 monitor speakers, plus all the cables to connect it up.

 

Getting started with audio and video has never been easy. Whether you’re a student, a freelancer, a creative looking to add another string to your bow, or part of an in-house creative team with limited funds, finding quality kit on a budget has always been a challenge. That’s why Avid have launched their First software range, designed to give you access to their top creative tools for free.

Media Composer | First, Pro Tools | First and Sibelius | First are free versions of Avid’s industry leading editing software, DAW and notation software. They work the same way as the full versions, have many of the same features, and will work with much of the same hardware. With them, you can learn the workflows used by industry leaders, develop a marketable skillset and build the foundation of a setup that grows with your ambition – all without costing you (or your boss) the earth.

All you need to do is check that your computer meets the minimum specs for Media Composer | First, Pro Tools | First or Sibelius, then download your software of choice (And if you need some help getting started, Avid’s technical support specialist has some free tutorials here.) 

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Why choose us?

We work with everyone, from businesses and creative agencies to broadcasters like the BBC, so can advise on video and audio workflows for any sector, at any scale. No matter what stage of the journey you’re at, our experts have seen it before and will be able to offer empathetic, industry-aware advice. And as an Avid Elite Partner, we can provide the best tech support and pricing as your setup grows.

But we’re not just about Avid. We’re accredited by a long list of key creative manufacturers, including Apple, HP, Canon, Adobe, NewTek and more. Because we work with multiple vendors, we can help you put together a setup that suits you – whether you’re shooting the old fashioned way, livestreaming events, or looking into 360 video and 3D audio. And because we’re an IT company and well as a media one, we can also take care of your workstation, storage and infrastructure, so there’s no need for you to juggle multiple suppliers.

Getting started with video or audio?

To discuss your plans with our team, pop your details in the form and our team will get in touch. Alternatively, call us on 03332 409 210 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com.

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