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Media Composer | First

Media Composer

Media Composer | Ultimate

Audience and Availability

Ideal for...

Aspiring video professionals and beginners

Professional editors and movie makers who work independently

Professional editors, movie makers, and journalists who work in a collaborative environment

Availability

A free download for anyone to use

Get a 1-year subscription and pay monthly or in full; a Media Composer perpetual license is also available for those who prefer to own the software

Get a monthly, annual, 2-year, or 3-year subscription; a Media Composer perpetual license is also available for those who prefer to own the software (does not include the software options that come with Media Composer | Ultimate)

Included software options

Media Composer | PhraseFind Option, ScriptSync Option, Symphony Option, and NewsCutter Option included with Media Composer | Ultimate 1-, 2-, and 3-year subscriptions

Media Composer | First

Media Composer

Media Composer | Ultimate

General

Projects

Unlimited

Unlimited, with support for Custom Projects

Unlimited, with support for Custom Projects

Bins

5 bins per project

Unlimited bins
Volume bins
Favorite bins

Unlimited bins
Volume bins
Favorite bins
Shared bins and projects

Video and audio plug-in support

AVX and AAX plug-ins from the Avid Marketplace only

All AVX and AAX plug-ins

All AVX and AAX plug-ins

Transcode

Limited

Consolidate

Limited

Media Composer | First

Media Composer

Media Composer | Ultimate

Tracks

Video tracks

4

24

24

Audio tracks

8

64

64

Data tracks

Not supported

Fully supported

Fully supported

Media Composer | First

Media Composer

Media Composer | Ultimate

Video and Color

Linked file support

Full decode
SD, HD, >HD
File, Volume, and third-party export not supported

Full encode and decode
SD, HD, >HD

Full encode and decode
SD, HD, >HD

Video file formats

See the latest

See the latest

See the latest

Project formats

SD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080

SD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, Custom

SD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 1080, 2K, UHD, 4K, Custom

Frame rates

23.978p, 24p, 25i, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p
No progressive support for SD rasters

23.978p, 24p, 25i/p, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p, 60p

23.978p, 24p, 25i/p, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/p, 60p

Native compression

JFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2K

JFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2K

JFIF, DV, ProRes (encode on Mac only), XDCAM, AVC-I, IMX, DNxHD, DNxHR, XAVC-L, AVC-LongG, J2K

Color spaces

601/709

601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES Proxy

601/709, RGB 709, S-Log3, SMPTE-2084, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, ACES Proxy

Desktop display LUTs

Rec. 709

Rec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES Proxy

Rec. 709, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 2020, ACES Proxy