Avid has announced the availability of new licensing options for MediaComposer I software, giving media organisations and creative professionals greater choice in how they deploy Avid’s industry-leading video editing solutions. Customers can now elect to deploy and use Media Composer on premise or in the cloud, via subscription, floating or perpetual license - to best suit their specific needs at any given time.
The Media Composer family is part of the Avid Artist Suite of content creation applications - powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform and comprised of the company’s industry-standard creative tools, including video editing, graphics creation, music creation, music notation, audio post, and live sound solutions.
“To maximise quality, creativity and efficiency in today’s demanding media environment, our customers need greater choice and flexibility in how they deploy their solutions,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and technology at Avid. “With these new licensing options, we’re fulfilling the commitment we made with Avid Everywhere to enable our customers, freelance creative professionals and large-scale media enterprises alike, to freely choose how they deploy their creative solutions.”
Media Composer | Software subscription licensing provides new monthly and annual Media Composer subscription options and significantly lowers the cost of entry for the industry’s editing tool. Customers can now gain access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support and upgrades on a low-cost monthly or annual basis, starting at $49.99 a month. Alternatively, they can license the software on a perpetual basis and receive one year of Avid support and upgrades, with additional upgrades available thereafter through annual support plan renewal. Media Composer | Symphony Option is included with a monthly or annual subscription.
Media Composer | Software subscription and floating licensing is available at the following rates:
Media Composer | Software subscription licensing starts at $49.99/month
Perpetual licenses for Media Composer | Software start at $1,299
Media Composer | Software floating license starts at $1,799 per seat
All versions include software upgrades and support. Perpetual licenses include a one-year support contract entitling customers to support and upgrades for one year. Upgrades and support after the first year require the annual support contract to be renewed annually for $299. Subscription licenses include support and upgrades as long as the subscription remains current.
Media Composer | Cloud is currently available starting at $35,000.