Avid&s new large version Media Composer 2019 announced at NAB in April is now available. It brings many innovations such as a new Media Engine incl. 32 Bit Full Float Color Pipeline, task-based and more customizable workspaces as well as new ACES and complete finishing workflows.
In addition to the new Media Engine - which can process more parallel streams thanks to background rendering, among other things - the focus in the development of Media Composer 2019 was above all on the strong customizability depending on the individual task area. For example, Avid Media Composer workspaces can now be configured for editors, loggers, assistants and producers. Thanks to the new Smart Panel interface, users only see the tools they need for their work.
In addition to resolution support for 4K, 8K and max. 16K, Media Composer 2019 also offers support for native MXF OP1a, a new ACES workflow, HDR and of course IMF delivery. New finishing and delivery workflows are also offered thanks to integrated editing, effects, color, audio and finishing tools.
Media Composer 2019 is now available in the usual versions - Media Composer First, Media Composer, Media Composer Ultimate and Media Composer Enterprise - and costs between 39 and 69 Euro per month or 379 and 479 Euro per year - depending on version and subscription period. A whole series of tutorial videos provides an insight into the new functions of Media Composer 2019.