Avid Media Composer Software

Avid Media Composer software is the professional’s choice, and the leading non-linear digital video editing solution on the market.

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Avid Media Composer  – It’s a New Ball Game!

Avid continues to make huge strides as the leading non-linear digital video editing solution allowing you to work faster and easier than ever before.
If you haven’t kept up with all the improvements, I’m confident you will be very impressed.  Its have a modern lock and docking windows and a vastly improved media engine that allow you to drag native file right into the interface and start working on them instantly.  Drag, Drop, View, Process.  Its that easy.

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Latest Features Summary.

  • Custom Canvas – Edit videos in their native dimensions
  • Drag and drop video into Avid Media Composer for instant access to viewing and processing
  • Play videos at native frame rates including variable frame rate video
  • DNx Uncompressed codec – New uncompressed codec option; compatible with Custom Canvas projects!
  • Source Media Browser – View and organize your media before import
  • Favorites Bin Option – Favorites bins are available in every new project
  • Streamlined menus making finding what you need faster and easier

So where does an NLE such as Avid Media Composer and Ocean Systems dTective Suite fit in? 

An NLE provides you a time line with video tracks and audio tracks so you can visually see lots of information about our video.  It also allows you to work in a project with multiple video.  Each video is represented by to rectangle ( Clip ) where you can visualize things better.  A 10 min click is twice as long as a 5 min clip. You can even set your timeline to the time of your events and plug the videos into their corresponding time slots providing you a more complete picture of the events.  Want to see more, set the clip to frame mode and zoom in and you get down to seeing every frame if you want.  Need to redact something. Stabilize a video. Track a moving object and display its output in a stationary position.  Make notes at the frame level and export them. Its all easy to do with dTective and a NLE such as Avid Media Composer.

Isn’t Avid Expensive Thought ?
Not anymore. You can get a 1 yr subscription for just $299-$399

Media Composer Timeline

Media Composer Timeline

What’s New for Forensic Users?

A lot! So much that we tried to summarize the features added to Avid Media Composer by version for our Forensic users, but it needed it’s own KB article! The button below will open that KB article in a new tab, so you can browse the bulleted list.

View the new 2020 Interface and Features

For complete details on each release
visit the Avid Media Composer 2018 Documentation page and/or the Avid Media Composer Documentation & Version Matrix.

dTective – Learn More

dTective is a suite of plugins and standalone applications designed to simply and further enhance the video evidence processing process so you can more quickly process your video.

With dTective/Media Composer, you have the full set of Media Composer features, a video editing timeline and the dTective plugins for redaction, frame averaging, and presentation.

KB Article – Media Composer – What’s New for Forensic Users



Ocean Systems – dTective® for Avid Media Composer Play List

Avid Technologies Tutorials Playlist

Avid Learn and Support Playlist

I/O Hardware Options

Ocean Systems can provide, configure and support multiple Input/Output (I/O) hardware options for Media Composer and other NLE’s.

We recommend the Avid Artist I/O family or Blackmagic Intensity family of 3rd party I/O options.

Avid Qualified Workstations

Save time & improve efficiencies by using an Avid Qualified workstation from Ocean SystemsNobody has provided Avid Qualified PC workstations longer than we have, which is one reason why our systems became the defacto standard for U.S. Federal, State & Local governments.


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