Discover storytelling on the cutting edge. With the new Avid Media Composer 4 non-linear editing software, you get the speed, flexibility, and confidence you need to achieve your creative vision and deliver compelling content—on time and on budget.
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Media Composer Mojo DX Upgrade
Media Composer tightly integrates the Mojo DX hardware with your host computers CPU and GPU, giving you a high-bandwidth effects engine that delivers without compromise, no matter what formats and codecs you use.
Whether youre working with HDV, XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra, Avid DNxHD, or a combination of multiple formats, frame rates, and resolutions, you get the worlds most advanced film and editing system, plus capture and monitoring capabilities, with Media Composer Mojo DX.
See whats new in Media Composer 4 software
Capture media from a variety of digital sources
Accelerate your storytelling with celebrated tools and media management
Work with any format and integrate into any workflow
Get the look, quality, and effects you envision
Share projects and media for deadline-driven, real-time collaboration
Connect with the worldwide, world-class Avid community
Mix and match frame rates (in addition to formats and resolutions) in the same timeline
Share Mac-based Media Composer projects with Pro Tools editors through Video Satellite
Encode and deliver final masters in Panasonic AVC-Intra format
Instantly access and edit GFCAM 100 Mb-formatted media through AMA
Be more creative and productive with new updates to the included Production Suite
Create low-res proxies of archived HD 720p media for faster reviewing and retrieval
Capture and preserve ancillary and closed captioning data on Nitris DX and Mojo DX systems
Monitor 1080p24 projects on NTSC monitors with Symphony Nitris DX systems
View stereoscopic material side-by-side for a more natural line of sight
Get more monitor choices for viewing stereoscopic media
Experience improved playback with DV100 media
Get improved playback of QuickTime DNxHD media in Pro Tools
View 16 tracks at a time in the audio mixer, in addition to 4- and 8-track display
Work with AAF files larger than 2 GB
Get more levels of undo
Work with complex scenes even easier with multicamera editing improvements
Gain precision and save time with auto-zoom for motion tracking and stabilization
Move clips without having to rebuild transitions with transition preservation
Get better archive and restore control with new recapturing and decomposing features
Manage clips in the timeline easier with improvements to clip color coding
Gain better edgecode handling when using the Timecode burn-in effect
Enter timecode more easily when using a keyboard without a numeric keypad
Directly register Media Composer through the activation dialog (may require an Internet connection)
Get support for the latest qualified NVIDIA hardware with the updated driver
Mix and Match Frame Rates Work with mismatched media without rendering or restriction. With the new Frame Rate Mix & Match feature, you can mix and match SD and HD formats at 24, 29.97, 30, 50, and 59.94 fps in the same timeline. Eliminate the time and money spent on external transcoding and frame rate conversions, and enjoy real-time, broadcast-quality playback
Sync with Pro Tools Editors With the Video Satellite option, Pro Tools editors can now use a Mac OS X-based Media Composer system (in addition to Windows Vista and XP) as a Pro Tools Video Satellite, meaning you wont have to transcode video, render effects, or copy files for them. Learn more about Pro Tools interoperability with Avid systems in this white paper.
Deliver Masters in AVC-Intra Format Easily integrate into the popular Panasonic AVC-Intra pipeline and deliver final masters in AVC-Intra (P2) format for further handling and playout. With new AVC-Intra encoding, you can work with any P2 project in its original native format, from acquisition to delivery, for the quickest project turnarounds.
Expanded GFCAM Support With this latest release, you can instantly access and edit Ikegami GFCAM 100 Mb-formatted material (in addition to GFCAM 50 Mb material) directly on GFPAK media or an AMA Virtual Volume through AMA (Avid Media Access). Get the fastest GFCAM workflow from shoot to edit, with full native support for the format and all metadata.
Be More Creative and Productive With new features, tools, filters, and support in the included Production Suite (formerly Software Suite), you can be even more creative and productive than ever before. Create stunning visual effects with new filters and effects in Avid FX 5.8 and Boris Continuum 6. Get higher quality encoding, Mac burning, and expanded codec support in Sorenson Squeeze 5. Create music tracks with more ease with SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5. And author and burn DVDs and Blu-ray Discs with Avid DVD by Sonic 6 (Windows only).
Editing Done Right
Storytelling on the Cutting Edge With the industrys most powerful, accurate, and flexible editing tools around, you can cut smarter and faster than ever. Trim on the fly with your mouse or keyboard, use dual-rolling trim, or nudge frame-by-frame. Slip and slide clips quickly with comprehensive 2-, 4-, or 6-frame display modes. And customize the interface, shortcuts, and keyboard layout to maximize your speed and comfort.
Scripted Editing Made Easy Take the work out of editing movies, television shows, and other script- and transcript-based projects, such as documentaries and reality TV. The unique ScriptSync feature automatically syncs all relevant clips to your script phonetically, so you can find the best takes fast. Line up dailies to the script in minutes — not hours — giving you more time to refine the story instead of digging through bins.
Mix and Match Media Add and edit practically any combination of PAL, NTSC, SD, and HD formats in real time — regardless of the resolution or frame rate — in the same timeline, without rendering or transcoding. Whether youre editing online or offline, you can mix and match media of different formats, codecs, resolutions, and frame rates, and enjoy real-time broadcast-quality playback.
Management You Can Count On Whether you work alone or as a team, never worry about losing source material and rendered files with the most reliable and robust media management available keeping track of all project assets and metadata for you. Create custom metadata fields to track media the way you want. And easily search, sift, and sort to find information beyond the scope of OS-level searches.
Real-Time HD Editing Edit HD material in real time, and in optimal mastering picture quality, using Avid DNxHD encoding. Whether your HD workflow is online or offline, you can maximize your productivity, reduce storage requirements, and maintain the highest image quality — even over multiple generations — without additional hardware.
Seamless Integration into Any Workflow —
Tapeless Becomes Waitless
Experience the fastest tapeless workflows in the industry with AMA (Avid Media Access). Directly access XDCAM HD/EX, P2/AVC-Intra, and GFCAM media and metadata on a connected disc/card or device without having to transcode, import, or rewrap files. And download support for additional formats as they become available.
Work Natively with SD and HD Codecs Start editing footage right away, with native support for a wide range of SD and HD codecs, including DV, HDV, XDCAM HD/EX, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra, and GFCAM. No need to transcode, even when mixing codecs in the same timeline.
Total Conform Streamline your offline/online workflow, and get a seamless path to finish and master projects, with complete integration between Media Composer and Avid Symphony and DS systems. Directly share offline projects and media for finishing, with all media clips, edits, and effects directly available, so you can start the online without delay.
Work with RED, Stereoscopic, and Other Single-Frame Files With MetaFuze*, you can quickly merge RED (R3D), DPX, TIFF, QuickTime, or even stereoscopic 3D files from film scanning or CGI systems into a single native Avid DNxHD or uncompressed media clip for editing. You can even display and edit 3D material offline — without conforming — using industry-first stereoscopic editing tools and workflows.
Sync with Pro Tools Editors Make the audio post workflow easier by making projects directly accessible to Pro Tools audio editors through Video Satellite. No need to render effects, transcode video, or copy files for the audio team, as they can simply tap into any Media Composer system to open and play Avid HD and SD sequences (including DNxHD) in high quality, in full resolution, and in sync with their sessions.
Film Focused For film, you have the industry's most powerful and accurate film workflow in your hands with the award-winning Avid Film Composer toolset. Save time with automatic audio and video syncing and seamless tracking of timecode, Keykode, and other metadata.
Timecode and Subtitling Ease With the Timecode Generator, you can create onscreen timecode displays in real time to speed up any online or audio post workflow. And with the SubCap Generator, you can easily create open captions and subtitles, and import and export in Avid DS and standard EBU N19 subtitle formats.
Ready For Delivery Whether you need to output your project for the web, electronic delivery, or back into the tapeless pipeline, you have the tools you need to quickly deliver your work in the absolute highest quality. Optimize your video for the web, and burn projects to DVD and CD. If youre using a Windows-based system, you can also author DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and fast-turnaround approval DVDs (use native authoring tools on a Mac).
Smoother BWF Workflows Ease the post audio workflow when exporting timeline audio tracks as BWF (Broadcast WAV) files. Just insert the sequence timecode based on your project type as youre exporting the tracks to create a fast and easy sync reference for downstream processes that dont support OMF or AAF, such as slave playback devices.
* MetaFuze works with Windows-based computers, including Windows XP and Vista, Macs running Windows through Boot Camp or other emulation.
Get the Look, Effects, and Quality You Envision —
Complete Color Correction
Save time and maintain the highest quality production with the fully integrated and flexible 10-bit color correction toolset. Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch. Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction, or dive into the large palette of easy-to-use tools to manually refine settings or get creative with the color.
FluidMotion?and FluidFilm Effects Create incredibly smooth slow-motion effects and “fit-to-fill” video using Avid's patented FluidMotion pixel morphing technology. And get the look of progressive film with interlaced video material using the exclusive FluidFilm feature.
SpectraMatte Chroma Key Effect Create a high-quality key, even with compressed HD codec material. With SpectraMatte, you can eliminate all guesswork, correct common keying issues, and get perfect keys using the interactive interface. Preview your keys in real time and in online quality with 16-bit SpectraGraph technology. FluidStabilizer Tracking Engine Easily stabilize shots that contain even the most jittery camera movements. FluidStabilizer works in conjunction with SteadyGlide and Stabilize to deliver extremely precise image stabilization, enabling you to filter out unwanted motion while retaining any underlying motion you do want, such as a camera pan.
Get More Effects with Plug-ins Get the look and effects you want through AVX and AVX2 plug-ins, which you can install and use right from your editing interface. Build up your effects library by choosing from tons of third-party AVX plug-ins available.
Powerful Effects Performance With Avids advanced effect acceleration — architecture that closely ties multi-core CPU processing, GPU (Graphics Processor Unit), and PCI Express I/O hardware into a single high-performance pipeline — you get the best real-time effects performance around.
Dazzle and Deliver with the Included Production Suite Create stunning visual effects and transitions. Design titles and graphics that animate across 2D or 3D spaces. Set the mood with music you generate and control. And deliver projects in the highest quality for the web or on DVD. With the included Production Suite, a powerful collection of popular third-party creative tools, you have plenty of options to get the look, sound, and quality you want. Designed for Collaboration — Share Media, Projects, and Ideas Experience the most collaborative workflow and get things done on time and on budget. Seamlessly integrate with Avid Unity media networks, and you and your team can access and play the same files and capture media to the same volume simultaneously, in real time. And because media bins arent linked to specific projects or users, you can open bins and access files from other projects — even when in use by others — without having to copy media.
Share Projects for Audio Post Collaborating with Pro Tools audio editors, remixers, and sound designers is easy. Export audio from your video projects to Pro Tools for audio production, with all media and metadata intact. Or for the fastest workflow, add Video Satellite to have Pro Tools editors sync directly with Media Composer projects, eliminating having to render, transcode, or copy files.
Take Your Settings with You Forget about tweaking settings or re-orienting your workspace each time you move from one Avid system to another. Take all of your settings with you to any project through your own user profile - even when moving from an offline workstation to an online Avid Symphony finishing system. All shortcuts, keyboard, and screen customization are accessible, so youll be up and running in no time.
Raise the Bar with Interplay When the stakes are high, bring collaboration to the highest level with Avid Interplay asset management systems. Instantly access media and secure files from unauthorized use. Always have the current production elements in play and synced through automated tracking. And with sophisticated multi-contributor asset management, multi-resolution workflows, and rules-based transcoding, you can put the flow in workflow for total facility-wide collaboration.
For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements.
Important: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. Please note that we cannot provide support should you choose to use a non-qualified system.
Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer or laptop
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista Business SP2 (32-bit* and 64-bit), Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
Memory: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM recommended; Windows Vista requires 4 GB of RAM)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family** (FX 560 or higher)
Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
Optical Drive: DVD drive for disc-based software installation
* HP Z Series Workstations are not supported with this OS. ** Only NVIDIA cards are supported; full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer or laptop*
OS: Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.5.7 or 10.5.8 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel Dual or Intel Dual Core 2.66 GHz Xeon processor or faster, or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster (laptops)
Memory: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM recommended)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce family**
Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
Optical Drive: DVD drive for disc-based software installation
*NewsCutter is available for Windows only. **Full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
Nitris DX and Mojo DX Interfaces The following are additional requirements for using Nitris DX or Mojo DX editing systems:
Nitris DX: Avid-qualified Windows- or Mac-based computer with a PCIe x4 card slot
Mojo DX: Avid-qualified Windows- or Mac-based computer with a PCIe x4 card slot, or ExpressCard slot (laptops) with optional Avid ExpressCard Hardware Interface Board
Please note that support of uncompressed video on laptops is limited to one stream of uncompressed SD video
Capture of DNxHD is not possible when using laptops with Mojo DX as the laptop lacks the processing power to encode DNxHD in real-time
QuickTime: Avid has tested and qualified Apple QuickTime 7.6.4
Windows Media Player: Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 is required to export certain formats and to work with VC-1 material
* For Media Composer software only (Production Suite not included).
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