Avid Media Composer 2020

Avid Media Composer 2020 : A video editing software made for visual artists and film industry professionals.

IF you are looking to become a professional video editor, this might be the right tool for you. Avid Media Composer 2020 works on both Windows & macOS and has Integrated workflows for teams.

Minimum requirements for Windows:

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • Note: Intel i5 Computers and Laptops are not supported.
  • Memory: 16 GB or more recommended; 32 GB or more when working with UHD or high frame rate media; 8 GB minimum 
  • Additional Notes:
    • Media Composer | First requires a 64-bit Windows operating systems
    • Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise
    • Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 only)

Minimum requirements for Mac:

  • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computers
  • Note: i5 Mac Computers and Laptops are not supported
  • Mac OS X 10.14.5 is now qualified.
  • Memory: 16 GB or more recommended; 32 GB or more when working with UHD or high frame rate media; 8 GB minimum 

“Avid claims the new Media Composer 2020 is both, revolutionary and evolutionary. The goal here is to satisfy longstanding users while attracting new users at the same time. Not an easy task, admittedly, but from what you can see in the new version, it really looks pretty promising. Time will tell if performance, compatibility, and ease of use meet that expectation” (cined.com)

“Media Composer 2020.4 is packed with tons of timesaving new features, enhancements, and improvements. Whether you’re working from home, in the studio, or in a remote location, discover the many ways you can simplify, speed up, and extend your creative endeavors”(avid.com) .

According to Avid, most movies and TV shows produced in 2016 were edited in Media Composer. So it’s no surprise that this pro video editor has a great steep learning curve. Avid released a scaled-down, free version of this editor called Media Composer | First, which aims to help you learn the Avid techniques for free.

Is the free version of Avid Media Composer right for me?

Avid Media Composer First is free editing software. New users must create an Avid account to download and set up the program on their computers. When you launch the program, you get introduced to the Getting Started with Media Composer tutorial clips, which are mandatory viewing for new users. We definitely recommend going through the getting started materials mainly because the software is not very intuitive, not even for the most experienced video editors.

Avid Media Composer 2020 Price:

Avid is a subscription-based software that starts from USD 23.99 a month (1-year subscription). Check out the pricing plans for more details!

Another cool and unique feature that Media Composer Ultimate edition has is the integrated workflow for teams that let your work be stored in a cloud and let everyone that has access to it work, edit, managed it, and so on.

Avid Media Composer Black Friday 2020 – Starts November 23!


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