Media Composer Recommended Specs and Compatibility

For the best experience with Avid Media Composer, we recommend you read the following and then reach out to Ocean Systems sales to review your options which include Ocean Systems Avid Quailed Solutions and HP Qualified Mobile Workstations.

Avid Minimum Specifications
The “new” Media Composer 2019.x software  Minimum Memory is 16GB, 32GB or more recommended.
Ocean Systems default system configuration starts at 64GB and goes up from there.  Our systems have plenty of RAM Slots.

How many and what kinds of drives ?
Its ideal to have a Fast Drives and several to separate tasks.

1- SSD or M.2 Boot Drive
2- Scratch Drive
3- Media Storage – SSD Min but we mostly supply you TBs or Raid 5 or 6 storage. Fast, Secure and Less expensive then all SSDs

Media Composer 2020.x – It’s an entirely new ball game!
Avid’s new Universal Media Engine (UME) is not only more flexible, it’s fast!  Link to or Import media at its original frame rate.  Mix frame rates in the same project.  Mix raster sizes.  Leverage blazing fast import & export capabilities, including the ability to export directly to MP4 (Introduced in MC 2020.9).

As of MC 2020.9, Media Composer no longer supports Windows 7.

Media Composer System Requirements and Compatibility
For a more complete details – click the button below to visit Avid’s related KB Article link below:

Ocean Systems been designing and manufacturing Avid Qualified Workstations longer than anyone as we were handpicked to be an Integration Partner when they first started to introduce Windows Based Systems at a time when all Avid solutions had be MAC supported. 

HP Mobile Workstations
Ocean Systems doesn’t design Laptops but we do integrate them by providing custom upgrade and software installation and configuration.  For mobile workstations, we offer HP’s Qualified mobile workstations.  Learn more in our Workstation Solutions Portfolio.


Avid KB Article – System Requirements

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