Avid Media Composer 2020

A video editing software made for visual artists and film industry professionals.

If you are looking to become a professional video editor, this might be the right tool for you.

It works on both Windows & MacOS.

Integrated workflows for teams.

Minimum requirements:

for Windows:

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • Note: Intel i5 Computers and Laptops are not supported.
  • Memory: 16 GB or more recommended; 32 GB or more when working with UHD or high frame rate media; 8 GB minimum 
  • Additional Notes:
    • Media Composer | First requires a 64-bit Windows operating systems
    • Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise
    • Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 only)

for Mac OS

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computers
  • Note: i5 Mac Computers and Laptops are not supported
  • Mac OS X 10.14.5 is now qualified.
  • Memory: 16 GB or more recommended; 32 GB or more when working with UHD or high frame rate media; 8 GB minimum 

“Avid claims the new Media Composer 2020 is both, revolutionary and evolutionary. The goal here is to satisfy longstanding users while attract new users at the same time. Not an easy task, admittedly, but from what you can see in the new version, it really looks pretty promising. Time will tell if performance, compatibility, and ease of use meet that expectation” (cined.com)

“Media Composer 2020.4 is packed with tons of timesaving new features, enhancements, and improvements. Whether you’re working from home, in the studio, or in a remote location, discover the many ways you can simplify, speed up, and extend your creative endeavors”(avid.com) .

According to Avid, most movies and TV shows produced in 2016 were edited in Media Composer. So it’s no surprise that this pro tool has an great steep learning curve. Avid released a scaled-down, free version of this editor called Media Composer | First, which aims to help you learn the Avid techniques for free. Click here to download.

Avid Media Composer | First is a free program, users must create an Avid account to download and set up the program on their Mac or Windows systems. When you launch the program, you get a new dashboard and access to short Getting Started tutorial clips, which are mandatory viewing for new users who want to get started with the system. That’s because Media Composer | First is not intuitive for newcomers, even those familiar with other video editors.

Avid Media Composer is a subscription based software that starts from USD 23.99 a month (1 year subscription). Click here for the pricing plans.

Another cool and unique feature that Media Composer has is the integrated workflow for teams that let your work to be stored into a cloud and to let everyone that have access to it to work,edit, managed it and so on.

Check also our sister website (top10videoeditors.com) about other video editors and free editors.


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