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Media Composer 6 (Faculty/Institution Edition)
Faster and better than ever! Professional editors and producers like you around the world have told us what you need to succeed. More efficient and easy-to-use video editing tools. An open platform that enables you to work with everything you want and integrate into any workflow. More power to eliminate bottlenecks, so you can work faster than ever. We listened. We took notes. We made it happen. Introducing Media Composer 6—the fastest, most versatile tool for professional video editing. For schools or academic institutions.
NEW in v6:
- Get better performance and speed to handle complex editing, now that Media Composer is a 64-bit app
- Work with the Avid or third-party hardware you want—with Avid Open I/O, third-party manufacturers can now make their I/O hardware work with Media Composer
- Manage and edit stereoscopic 3D projects with a comprehensive set of editorial tools and workflows
- Take hands-on control of all color correction and grading functions with Artist Color
- Create 5.1 and 7.1 surround mixes directly within Media Composer, or import from Pro Tools
- Work more creatively with audio with new mixer features and support for additional Pro Tools hardware
- Work more easily and efficiently—but not differently—with the sleek and sexy new user interface
- Get full native ProRes support on Mac (encode and decode) and Windows (decode only) for easy integration into any ProRes workflow
- Instantly access, screen, and edit AVCHD clips and RED EPIC footage through AMA
- Accelerate your RGB 4:4:4 workflow with Avid DNxHD 444, which delivers exceptional image quality in a low bandwidth format
- Conveniently purchase stock footage, plug-ins, and more through the Avid Marketplace
- Get direct access to user guides and documentation from within the interface
- Access additional ancillary data when working with XDCAM HD material
- Work more easily with animated effects with many keyframe editor improvements
- Get Avid FX (Boris RED), Avid DVD, and Sorenson Squeeze in all versions of the software
- Manage multiple licenses more easily with unified licensing
Full Details: http://www.avid.com/static/resources/common/documents/Products/WhatsNew_MediaComposer_v6.0.pdf
New Features and Workflows
Full 64-bit power
Fast gets even faster with native 64-bit operation, so even when you layer together the most complex effects, things will still feel snappy. Experience smoother playback, faster rendering performance, and better handling with large bins—and say goodbye to the old memory limitations of the 32-bit operating systems.
Better performance—and 3D—with Avid hardware
For the fastest capture/edit/monitor/output workflows, pair Media Composer with a Nitris DX or Mojo DX video interface and experience hardware-accelerated power that’s second to none. You can now even customize Nitris DX with up to two Avid DNxHD or AVC-Intra chips to fully support stereoscopic 3D and HD RGB 4:4:4 workflows.
Open for business
Media Composer is now fully open thanks to Avid Open I/O, so you can work with your choice of Avid audio and video interfaces or third-party video interfaces, including those from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Matrox, and MOTU. Manufacturers can simply create plug-ins using Avid Open I/O to have their hardware work with Media Composer, meaning you’ll have even more choices to come. See all supported hardware - http://www.avid.com/products/Media-Composer/Hardware-Options
Sleek new look and Avid Marketplace
Modern, smart, and sexy. Media Composer has a whole new look, but its familiar editing workflow stays the same. Work faster through the tabbed interface (no more window clutter!). Customize window configurations with Workspaces. Browse the Avid Marketplace for stock footage, video and audio plug-ins, software and hardware options, training materials, and more—right from within the app. You can even access user guides and other documentation without having to scour our website.
Work with 3D
Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footage, with a full set of new features and workflows. Capture, edit, and manage the complete 3D end-to-end workflow. Mix and match 2D and stereoscopic 3D clips on the same track. Plus, work with full frame and frame-compatible sources, full-fledged editing tools, video effects, and more.
Go hands-on with Artist Color
Accelerate your color correcting and grading with Artist Color. With its highly responsive feel, you can keep your eyes on the picture instead of the interface while you make adjustments. And since you can tweak multiple parameters at once, you dramatically gain more speed and efficiency to complete time-consuming tasks quickly.
Mix in surround sound
You want your audio to sound as spectacular as your video looks. Now you can record, edit, and mix studio-quality audio in up to 7.1 surround—right in Media Composer. Not only that, you can share mixes with Pro Tools editors (using AAF), and even record and monitor audio using a host of Avid audio interfaces - http://www.avid.com/products/Media-Composer/Hardware-Options
Edit Faster and Easier Than Ever
Open to anything
You never know what kinds of media, projects, and people will arrive at your desk or doorstep. That’s why Media Composer offers an open workflow, so you can take on whatever challenge awaits. Work with practically any media format, including tape and film. Capture and monitor with your choice of Avid and third-party interfaces. Accelerate editing with Artist Series control surfaces. Integrate into any professional production pipeline. Sync projects with Pro Tools editors using Video Satellite. And take your offline online to Symphony or Avid DS—without redoing work.Experience the “waitless" workflow
With AMA (Avid Media Access), you can instantly access and edit file-based media—including new RED/RED EPIC, new AVCHD, ProRes, QuickTime (including footage from HDSLR cameras), XDCAM, P2, Canon XF, and other formats—without transcoding, importing, or rewrapping files. Get a jumpstart on reviewing footage without the wait, and avoid bringing in unwanted material. And as new cameras and formats emerge, manufacturers can create and release their own AMA plug-ins independently from a Media Composer release.
Work with any media
File-based media, analog and digital tape, stereoscopic 3D material, film — bring it on. Media Composer offers a wide range of features, workflows, and options that enable you to work with everything, from old-school media to the latest camera technologies. Experience the fastest tapeless workflows in the industry. Capture footage directly from digital cameras. Or add an Avid or third-party video interface to capture from other analog or digital sources. Plus, with support for 4:4:4 HD-RGB color and DNxHD 444, you can work efficiently while preserving the full-quality color detail from beginning to end.
Take storytelling to the cutting edge
It doesn’t matter how you learned to edit—Media Composer goes where others leave off, enabling you to work faster and in ways you’re most comfortable. In fact, its tools are ACE-certified. Trim clips and manipulate transitions on the fly using the Smart Tool (see the Smart Tool in action - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/MC5SmartToolEditing/shadowbox), or perform ultra-precise edits using traditional tools. Mix and match media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline—in real time—without rendering (see Mix and Match in action - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/MediaComposerCuttingEdgeMixandMatch/shadowbox). And edit HD material in real-time—in mastering picture quality—using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444.
Collaborate with ease
Share media, projects, and bins—locally and across the world—to complete projects on time and on budget. With Avid ISIS, you and your team can access the same assets and capture media to the same volume simultaneously. Access files—even when in use by others—without copying media. Collaborate across mixed editing platforms, including Final Cut Pro through AMA, which supports ProRes encoding (Mac only) and decoding. Share audio mixes with Pro Tools editors—and vice-versa—using AAF. And bring collaboration to the highest level with Avid Interplay.
Find the right clips and best takes fast
Working on a scripted or dialog-heavy project such as a reality TV show, documentary, or interview? Save hours of wasted search time using two dialog search options for Media Composer. For script-based projects, the ScriptSync powered by Nexidia option phonetically indexes all clip dialog in your project and then syncs all relevant clips to your script—automatically—so you can find the best takes fast. The PhraseFind powered by Nexidia option offers the same phonetic audio indexing, but enables you to quickly pull up all relevant clips by searching on a key word or phrase.
Gain peace of mind with reliable media management
Whether you work alone or as part of a team, you won’t have to worry about losing your assets. Media Composer provides you with 20+ years of industry-proven media management innovation, which keeps track of all your projects, assets, source material, rendered files, metadata, and more, so you don’t have to. Not only that, you can customize it to track your assets the way you want.
Shop the Avid Marketplace
Conveniently browse for stock footage, video and audio plug-ins, hardware, and more, right from within Media Composer—no shoes, shirt, or pants required. Search for and preview stock footage from Thought Equity Motion, download comps for editing, and make purchases once editorial is complete. Shop for video and audio plug-ins to get the look and sound you’re after. Discover software options that’ll greatly speed up your workflow. Shop for audio interfaces and other hardware. You’ll even find training and other media that’ll help perfect your skills.
Get The Look, Sound and Quality You Want
Design and dazzle with visual effects
Give your projects that professional polish using the bundled and built-in design and effects tools. Create eye-catching 2D and 3D composites, titles, animation, and effects with Avid FX (aka Boris RED), a powerful collection of creative tools designed by Boris FX. Add visual impact, drama, and depth with a host of built-in 2D and 3D effects, title tools, transitions, key and motion effects, and more. Add focus and fix issues with motion tracking and stabilization tools. And expand your visual palette with our third-party partners' effects, many of which can be purchased within Media Composer from the Avid Marketplace.
Create studio-quality soundtracks
Make your projects sound as good as they look using the built-in audio recording, editing, and mixing tools (see the audio tools in action - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/MC5toPT9/shadowbox). Record and monitor voiceovers, overdubs, and more using select Avid audio interfaces. Edit and mix multitrack audio in up to 7.1 surround. Share mixes with Pro Tools editors. Polish sounds with 20 included AIR effects—the same ones that come with Pro Tools. And expand your sound with the industry’s best compressors, reverbs, and other sound processing plug-ins, many of which can be purchased within Media Composer from the Avid Marketplace.
Color correct and grade with precision
Save time and maintain the highest quality production with the fully integrated 10-bit color correction toolset. Quickly and accurately match colors from shot to shot using NaturalMatch. Gain better color precision with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space processing. Get fine control over shots with animatable color correction. Speed up your color work with Artist Color. And dive into the large palette of easy-to-use tools to refine settings or get creative.
Design and deliver
With Avid DVD and Sorenson Squeeze included, you can author DVDs and optimize media for the highest-quality playback—online or on disc. Author professional DVDs and Blu-ray Discs using Avid DVD, which works with Windows-based systems (including emulation software on Macs). With Sorenson Squeeze, you can optimize content in a variety of formats (including HD, DVD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, Flash, and 3GPP), author DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (on Windows), and burn discs on a PC or Mac.
Get The Support You Need
Get started fast
To help you get up and running quickly, we offer a huge collection of video tutorials, workflow guides, webinars, and more on our website. We also have a Getting Started Fast forum dedicated to new Media Composer users, where you’ll find friendly Avid and community experts who provide helpful information and answers—you can even post your own questions for advice. Or advance your career with Avid Training, which offers a variety of courses taught by certified experts.
Join the community for support and more
Need advice or answers from your peers and experts? Join the Avid community, made up of hundreds of professional editors and Avid representatives around the world. Search for answers, ask questions, or help others in our forums. Get some great tips and tutorials from other users in the community. And check out what other Media Composer users are doing or thinking about in our Blogs section.
We’re here to help
If you need personal assistance, help is just a click, email, or phone call away. We offer a variety of support options, from the affordable Avid Vantage—which provides unlimited online support, five NewBlueFX plug-ins for a year, and a great return on your $149 (USD) investment (which can be applied towards a new purchase of Media Composer or an upgrade)—to Avid Priority and Avid Uptime Support plans for more critical needs.
Media Composer 6 Videos - http://www.avid.com/products/Media-Composer/features#videos
Whether you want to capture, monitor, and output video; record voiceovers, overdubs, or other audio; or speed up your editing with hands-on precision, you have a wide range of Avid and third-party hardware to fit your needs and budget—on Mac and PC.
Video I/O and monitoring options
From Avid…Capture, monitor, and accelerate your editing workflow with these Avid video interfaces.
Nitris DX—High-performance, dual link, customizable HD I/O and monitoring
If you edit high-profile films, TV shows, or commercials for a living, you need a system that gives you the speed, flexibility, and confidence to take on anything. Customize and pair Nitris DX with Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter, and you get the best I/O interface for working with HD, Panasonic AVC-Intra, RGB 4:4:4, stereoscopic 3D, Avid DNxHD, SD 24p film projects, and other material—plus, ancillary data, thin raster support, high-quality scalers, and more—all in one box.
Nitris DX is fully customizable, enabling you to install either a single DNxHD or AVC-Intra encoding chip to capture and encode to these high-quality workflows, dual DNxHD or AVC-Intra chips to support full-frame stereoscopic 3D workflows, or one of each to get the best of both worlds. Plus, take advantage of a full RGB workflow with dual HD-SDI inputs.
Thanks to Avid Intelligent Architecture, your Avid video software tightly integrates the Avid hardware with your host computer's CPU and GPU. You get a single high-bandwidth effects engine that delivers without compromise—no matter what formats and codecs you use—making it the ideal choice for deadline-driven projects that require versatility.
Mojo DX—High-performance digital I/O and monitoring
You're always balancing quality, cost, and the next deadline. Pair Mojo DX with the power of Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter, and you gain a high-performance digital video solution that gives you a head start on all three.
Thanks to Avid Intelligent Architecture, your Avid video software tightly integrates the Avid hardware with your host computer's CPU and GPU, delivering a single high-bandwidth effects engine that delivers without compromise—no matter what formats and codecs you use. Whether you’re capturing tape or going tapeless, experience a faster workflow with Mojo DX.
From our third-party partners…Don’t need the extra power of an Avid video interface? Or maybe you want to use Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter with your current card? With Avid Open I/O, third-party manufacturers can now bring Avid video editing compatibility to their hardware I/O cards and devices. We’re working closely with each to get their hardware certified. Here’s what’s supported so far (see certified hardware, FAQs, and more: http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=422991)
Control surface options...Take complete hands-on control over Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter functions using Artist Series control surfaces. What’s more, you can use these controllers with many other video and audio apps, and connect any combination of these surfaces together to form a seamless, slim-line surface for your workflow needs.
Artist Control—High-resolution custom control for video and audio
Speed up and enhance your entire editing experience with hands-on control from Artist Control. With its touchscreen interface and preprogrammed Soft Keys, which you can also customize to perform one-touch complex functions, you can edit video faster—with more precision and fewer keyboard keystrokes. Mix audio tracks with the touch-sensitive faders and encoders. And navigate through projects with ease using the jog/shuttle/zoom wheel and dedicated transport controls.
Artist Mix—Highly responsive control for audio
If you’re working with multiple audio tracks in your projects, editing and mixing with just a keyboard and mouse can be frustrating. With Artist Mix, you can greatly speed up your recording, editing, and mixing tasks, with full hands-on control and precision. Adjust volumes across multiple tracks with the touch-sensitive faders. Pan sounds with the touch-sensitive rotary encoders. And solo, mute, and record tracks right from the surface.
Artist Color—Accelerated Color Grading
When it comes to color grading, using a mouse can leave you seeing red — literally. With the compact, ergonomic Artist Color, you gain deep hands-on control to get the look you're after — with great precision and speed. Plus, you get the superior feel and control of high-end grading hardware at a fraction of the cost, plus unparalleled access to all software color functions. And with programmable Soft Keys, you can customize the surface to speed your workflow.
Artist Transport—High-resolution editing and navigation
Get where you need to go-fast — with complete one-handed control over your projects. Gain one-touch access to software functions and change the functionality of the jog wheel and shuttle ring with the Soft Keys. Use the jog wheel and shuttle ring to move through projects, trim/move clips, adjust volumes or pans, and more. And with programmable transport keys and a numeric keypad to enter time code or move clips, you can significantly speed up your editing.
Audio I/O options
Record voiceovers, overdubs, and other audio—in pristine audio clarity—using these Avid audio interfaces—Pro Tools software not required. (Please note that video hardware must be disabled/disconnected when using an audio interface.)
Pro Tools|HD—High-performance, studio-quality audio recording and monitoring
If your facility already has a Pro Tools|HD system, you can record and monitor audio right in Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter using the card with any Pro Tools|HD-compatible audio interface. For the most pristine audio clarity, use a Pro Tools HD Series interface with your Pro Tools|HD cards.
Pro Tools|HD Native—The best-sounding, most affordable Pro Tools|HD system yet
Get the impeccable sound quality of the Pro Tools|HD family in a more affordable package. With a Pro Tools|HD Native card and any Pro Tools HD Series audio interface (or Pro Tools|HD-compatible one), you can record and monitor studio-quality audio right in Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter, with pristine clarity.
Mbox—Professional-grade, portable 4x4 audio interface
For indie filmmakers and editors who want to record and monitor up to four simultaneous audio channels at a time, Mbox is ideal whether you’re in the studio or on location. Paired with Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter, you can conveniently capture pristine-quality audio to create soundtracks. And you can purchase it through the Avid Marketplace or webstore.
Mbox Mini—Professional-grade, ultra-compact 2x2 audio interface
A highly portable and affordable interface, Mbox Mini enables you to capture high-quality audio from up to two simultaneous sources at a time using Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter. Record and monitor pristine-quality voiceover performances with any type of mic in the field, studio, or classroom. Plus, you can purchase it through the Avid Marketplace or webstore.
Mbox Pro—Professional-grade, high-performance 8x8 audio interface
Portable enough to take on location and powerful enough to integrate into complex studio production workflows, Mbox Pro enables you to record and monitor up to eight sources at a time using Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter. And because it offers best-in-class conversion, you get the sonic clarity and fidelity of higher cost systems for less. Plus, you can purchase it through the Avid Marketplace or webstore.
- Media specifications
- See a table of all Media Composer family supported formats:
- Supported project formats
- See all supported project formats:
- Native codec support
- See all supported native codecs:
- File-based support
- See all supported file formats:
- Uncompressed SD and HD video
- See all uncompressed SD and HD video specifications:
- Supported audio and video plug-in formats
- See all supported file formats:
- Media Composer (software only)
- Media Composer—Edit SD, HD, and stereoscopic 3D material
- Avid DVD—Author DVD and Blu-ray discs (Windows only)
- Avid FX—Create and animate titles, effects, transitions, and more
- Sorenson Squeeze—Optimize and deliver content for web or disc play
- EDL Manager—Export timecode metadata
- FilmScribe—Export film metadata
- Log Exchange—Convert shot logs into ALE files
- MediaLog—Manage logging and metadata
- Media Composer Nitris DX (hardware/software bundle)
- Everything in Media Composer software
- Nitris DX*—High-performance analog and digital I/O video interface
- One or two (optional) DNxHD and/or AVC-Intra chips (two chips maximum)
- PCIe Host Interface Board—Connects Nitris DX to your computer
- Media Composer Mojo DX (hardware/software bundle)
- Everything in Media Composer software
- Mojo DX*—High-performance digital I/O video interface
- PCIe Host Interface Board—Connects Mojo DX to your computer
* Nitris DX and Mojo DX video interfaces are also available as individual purchases if you currently own Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter software. Additional DNxHD and AVC-Intra chips for Nitris DX are available for separate purchase.
For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, or NewsCutter 10 software.
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-Avid-qualified system.
Minimum requirements for Avid video editing software
- Computer: Avid-qualified Mac-based computer or laptop (see details - http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=422411)
- OS: Mac OS X Lion (64-bit)
- 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: 4 GB of RAM (6+ GB of RAM recommended)
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce family or ATI Radeon family (as supported by Apple)
- Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
Pro Tools 10 (Faculty / Institution Edition)
Your sound—better, faster, and easier than ever! Your dedication deserves the best tools available. Introducing Pro Tools 10, the next generation of the best sounding, most powerful audio production software for recording, composing, editing, and mixing music and sound for picture.
Avid Academic Institution, Academic Individual, and Student versions are for use by students, faculty, teachers, and administrators. You will be asked to verify your eligibility for the educational price after purchase. You must obtain a serial number by submitting proof of education eligibility to Avid. Read the eligibility guidelines at www.avid.com/education/eligibility
New in v10
- Speed up editing and mixing with Clip Gain, and easily adjust and match gain levels, pre-mixer (watch the video - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/Pro-Tools-10-Clip-Gain-Overview/shadowbox)
- Use multiple audio formats in a session—including interleave—without file duplication
- Record and master higher resolution sound with more headroom in 32-bit floating-point format
- Get great responsiveness on slower hard drives with the enhanced disk handler
- Record in low-latency mode, with direct monitoring when using third-party audio interfaces
- Get the sound of System 5 console EQ and dynamics with the Avid Channel Strip plug-in
- Get access to over 500 additional Pro Tools commands when using EUCON controllers (watch the video - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/Pro-Tools-10-EuCon-Overview/shadowbox)
- Work more easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips with reverse processing, handles, and more (watch the video - http://www.avid.com/avid-tv/Pro-Tools-10-AudioSuite-Features/shadowbox)
- Create extra long-format projects for sequential versioning with the extended 24-hour timeline
- Open fade-heavy sessions faster and get better responsiveness with real-time fades
- Export mixes directly to SoundCloud to share and promote your music to the world
COMPARE PRO TOOLS PRODUCTS - http://www.avid.com/products/family/pro-tools/compare
FREE TRIAL - http://www.avid.com/Trial/ProTools
New features and workflows
Mix it up—at higher resolution
With Pro Tools 10, you can mix multiple audio file formats and bit depths within the same session—including interleaved—without any file duplication to cause project bloat. Plus, with support for 32-bit floating-point file formats, you’ll get higher resolution sound when recording or importing, with more headroom to preserve the integrity of your audio from beginning to end.
Drive faster—with better performance
Gain better recording and playback performance when working on a laptop with an external drive or a network-attached storage device. Speed up editing and mixing with Clip Gain (watch the video). Work more easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips (watch the video). Get 4x more* Automatic Delay Compensation and 2x more busses to handle bigger mixes with more plug-ins. And get snappier performance when working on sessions with lots of fades.
Plug into legendary sound
With the included Avid Channel Strip plug-in, you get the renowned channel strip of the Avid (formerly Euphonix) System 5, one of the most sought-after consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced. Work with exact replications of the console’s EQ and compression algorithms to add life to your mix.
Record and compose music and audio
Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardware
Whether you’re tracking vocals, guitars, or an orchestra, you’ll get the best possible sound and optimized performance when you pair Pro Tools with an Avid audio interface. Record high-resolution audio—up to 24-bit/192 kHz—and experience exceptionally low latency to capture your best performances easily.
Work the way you want
With Pro Tools, you have the flexibility to record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Pair the software with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Or record and create with just your computer** and the software alone for ultimate portability.
Loop and punch your way to perfection
Nobody’s perfect, but with Pro Tools you can create a seamless performance from multiple takes. Let your spontaneity shine with Loop recording and comp together your best takes. Or use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance.
No instrument? No problem.
Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.
Compose with full MIDI and notation tools
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Work and collaborate on projects from other apps
Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software—including Media Composer, Logic, Cubase, and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools.
Edit audio to perfection
Stretch your creativity with Elastic Time and Pitch
Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any clip or an entire composition—on the fly. And with Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose clips—in real-time—without altering the tempo.
Edit with precision
Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks.Speed up editing with the Smart Tool. And smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.
Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat Detective
With the versatile Beat Detective tool, you can quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks or change up the feel of a beat to get a different groove. You can even use it to keep your rhythm section “in the pocket" by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part.
Create and cut sound to picture
With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture using the built-in Timecode Ruler and video track. Use the included plug-ins to clean up sound. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF.
Create great-sounding mixes
Get the sound you want
Polish mixes with over 70 included effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find what you need.
Achieve the best mixes possible—automatically
Get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation—now with 4x the samples (16,383) to handle bigger mixes—no matter how many plug-ins you use. Plus, you can automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible.
Grab control of your mix
You can use a mouse to make changes one… at… a… time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid control surfaces and consoles and third-party boards.
* Increased ADC not supported with Pro Tools|HD due to hardware limitations.
** Pro Tools on Windows requires the presence of an ASIO-compatible soundcard.
Virtual instruments and audio content
- Big Fish Audio 8 GB sound library
- Boom drum machine and sequencer
- DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
- Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
- Structure Free sample player (based on Structure)
- Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
- Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
Effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins
- 1-Band EQ III
- 4-Band EQ III
- 7-Band EQ III
- AIR Chorus
- AIR Distortion
- AIR Dynamic Delay
- AIR Enhancer
- AIR Ensemble
- AIR Filter Gate
- AIR Flanger
- AIR Frequency Shifter
- AIR FuzzWah
- AIR KillEQ
- AIR Lo-Fi
- AIR MultiChorus
- AIR Multi-Delay
- AIR Nonlinear Reverb
- AIR Phaser
- AIR Reverb
- AIR Spring Reverb
- AIR StereoWidth
- AIR Talkbox
- AIR Vintage Filter
- BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
- BF Essential Clip Remover
- BF Essential Correlation Meter phase fixer
- BF Essential Meter Bridge VU metering
- BF Essential Noise Meter
- Channel Strip (based on the System 5 console)
- D-Verb reverb and ambience
- DC Offset Removal
- Down Mixer (5.1 to stereo fold down)
- Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
- Extra Long Delay II
- Lo-Fi retro processing
- Long Delay II
- Maxim sound maximizer
- Medium Delay II
- Mod Delay III
- Multi-Tap Delay
- Ping-Pong Delay
- Pitch Shift
- POWr Dither
- Recti-Fi harmonic synthesis
- SansAmp tube amp simulator
- Sci-Fi ring modulator
- Signal Generator
- Short Delay II
- Slap Delay II
- Time Compression Expansion
- Time Shift time/pitch stretching
- TL AutoPan panning effects
- TL InTune digital tuner
- TL MasterMeter oversampling meter
- TL Metro versatile metronome
- Vari-Fi speed shifter
Avid audio interfaces and bundles
Get the best sound quality and performance when you pair Pro Tools with an Avid audio interface, which tightly integrates the hardware and software with your Mac or PC. Select a standalone interface if you’ve already got Pro Tools, or get an incredible value — and great savings—with a Pro Tools hardware bundle.
Pro Tools|HD systems
Get the best sound quality, highest performance, and maximum track counts with DSP-accelerated Pro Tools|HDX or host-powered Pro Tools|HD Native (comes bundled with Pro Tools HD software). Learn more
Mbox interfaces and bundles
Get best-in-class audio quality and performance in portable solutions that work with Pro Tools and other DAWs (comes bundled with Pro Tools software or without). Learn more.
Pro Tools + Eleven Rack
Get the guitar tone you’ve always dreamed of—in the studio and on stage—with this revolutionary recording and amp emulation system (comes bundled with Pro Tools software). Learn more
Third-party audio interfaces
With Pro Tools, you get the flexibility of using the software with practically any audio interface you already have or want. For ultimate quality and performance, choose an Avid interface or bundled hardware/software solution above. Or pair Pro Tools with any other audio interface that supports any of the following drivers:
- Core Audio
Avid consoles and control surfaces
Go hands-on and accelerate your Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing tasks with a wide range of consoles and control surfaces, from compact, slim-line controllers for personal studios to expandable large-format consoles for large-scale music and post productions.
Take full hands-on control with a collection of affordable slim-line control surfaces, which can be joined together to form a customized surface for your needs. Learn more - http://www.avid.com/products/family/ArtistSeriesControlSurfaces
Get deep hands-on control and great flexibility with a variety of mid- to large-format consoles and control surfaces for more demanding music and post production. Learn more - http://www.avid.com/products/family/Pro-Series
- Pro Tools 10 software
- Bundled plug-ins and audio loops
- Avid-qualified Mac or PC (details - http://www.avid.com/compatibility)
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 , Mac OS X Lion, or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
- 4 GB of RAM
- Minimum 15 GB free hard disk space for installation
- USB port (for iLok)
- iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization)
Sibelius 7 - Faculty / Institution Edition
The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music!
Avid Academic Institution, Academic Individual, and Student versions are for use by students, faculty, teachers, and administrators. You will be asked to verify your eligibility for the educational price after purchase (or email proof to email@example.com). You must obtain a serial number by submitting proof of education eligibility to Avid. Read the eligibility guidelines at www.avid.com/eligibility.
The latest generation of the world’s best-selling music notation software, Avid Sibelius 7 is sophisticated enough to meet the demands of top composers, arrangers, and publishers, yet simple enough for beginners and students.
Work quickly with the brand-new, task-oriented user interface. Experience your scores in stunning clarity with the exclusive, professional-quality sound library. Collaborate more easily thanks to full MusicXML interchange support and other sharing options. With all these advancements and many more, Sibelius 7 is the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music.
New in Sibelius 7
Task-oriented user interface
The brand-new Sibelius 7 user interface provides task-focused tabs that lead you through the process of creating a score from start to finish. Every feature has both an icon and a text description—which you can access via a button or a keyboard shortcut—with full contextual help available when you need it. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/task_oriented_interface.html
Professional sound library—only in Sibelius
You finesse every detail of your score—you want to hear every nuance during playback. Sibelius 7 includes more than 38 GB of professional content, including a specially recorded symphony orchestra, rock and pop instruments, and much more. This exclusive content is only available in Sibelius 7. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/professional_sound_library.html
Native 64-bit support—only in Sibelius
Today’s 64-bit capable hardware and operating systems provide big speed and memory advantages. Sibelius 7 is the world’s first 64-bit notation software, enabling you to unlock the full power of your 64-bit system—and work more quickly, with more virtual instruments and effects, than ever before. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/native_64_but_support.html
Optimized for single monitor use—only in Sibelius
We understand that many of our customers favor laptops or other single-display systems. That’s why we designed the Sibelius 7 interface to allow you to focus on the music at all times—and easily hide information that you only need to see occasionally. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/single_monitor_use.html
Switch to Sibelius from Finale
There’s never been a better time to switch from Finale® to Sibelius. Sibelius now features a step-time note input method that is very similar to Finale software’s Speedy Entry method—right down to using many of the same keystrokes. So if you know how to input notes in Finale, you know Sibelius too. And because today’s workflows include a wide variety of software applications, Sibelius 7 now includes full MusicXML export capability, so you can exchange files with hundreds of other applications, including Finale. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/switch_from_finale.html
Text and typography enhancements
Take advantage of the latest OpenType fonts, including advanced features like ligatures, and employ them in text frames with full DTP-level capabilities. There’s no need to export projects to a separate DTP application—now you can complete many of them within Sibelius 7. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/text_typography_enhancements.html
Graphics import and export
Sibelius 7 makes it easy to import graphics in all major formats, then manipulate them to build complex layouts for publishing, creating teaching materials, instructional books, and more. You can export the full score as publication-quality graphics in PDF format, plus individual pages or smaller sections in EPS, PNG, and SVG formats. It’s never been faster or easier to finish the job to the highest standards. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius/7/graphics_import_export.html
Your Sibelius 7 purchase includes peace of mind. You get 90 days of complimentary assisted support, plus affordable annual support options (starting at $99 per year). READ MORE - http://www.avid.com/US/support/asc/avid
Special academic pricing
Sibelius 7 features special pricing for academic institutions, teachers, and students. Teachers and students can purchase Sibelius for only $295 US MSRP. In addition, the student version includes four years of complimentary upgrades, so students can stay up to date throughout their studies. READ MORE - http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibeliusedu/7/
Even more features
Believe it or not, Sibelius 7 includes even more features. SEE ALL NEW FEATURES - http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/en/a659
Learn more about Sibelius software
DOWNLOAD TRIAL VERSION - http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/download/get.pl?com=sh&prod=sibdemo
- Minimum requirements for Sibelius 7 software only
- Windows: Windows Vista SP2 with the Platform Update Pack or later, Windows 7 SP1 or later, 1 GB+ RAM, 750 MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive
- Mac: Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later, Mac OS X 10.7, 1 GB+ RAM, 750 MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive