Wow, the latest news from the Avid camp at NAB2013 is pretty unbelievable, Media Composer 7 now at $1,099 inc GST. I’ve included more details below about the new features of Media Composer 7, however, the main standouts are 2K, 4K and 5K ingest, AMA media management, and of course the price!
Media Composer 7 offers a wide array of key new features, including:
Mark Futa, head of Post Production at The Ant Farm, said, “As we journey further into a tapeless post production world, managing a wide range of dissimilar digital media is a major challenge. What excites me about Media Composer 7 is not only its ability to speed up the ingest of both high-res and HD source media via AMA, but also the introduction of background processing so our editors can keep editing while the application handles non-creative tasks like media transcoding and consolidation.”
Media Composer software configuration options
At product availability, Avid will offer a choice of two Media Composer software configurations:
Availability & Pricing
Media Composer 7 will be available from Videopro starting in June 2013. Customers can purchase Media Composer 6.5 now and receive a free upgrade to version 7 when available. Pricing below is in Australian dollars and includes GST:
• Media Composer 7 (standard) — $1,099.00
• Media Composer 7 Interplay Edition — $1599.00
If you have any questions give me a call on 1300 VIDEOPRO or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.