Media Composer First
Some time back I posted about the free version of Avid Pro Tools, Pro Tools First. Now here is another great news for film students and wanna be filmmakers(even filmmakers also), Avid is coming up with the free version of Media Composer called Media Composer First. As its a free version, it is trimmed down version of the incredibly powerful full version Media Composer.
The best price anyone can get if FREE, isn’t it? But this free tag comes with limited features. So is this free Media Composer First worth? The answer is definitely yes. This free Media Composer First is designed for the newcomers or laymen who wanted to get into the film editing. It is designed for aspiring editors, who can get a feel for Avid’s editorial process without the overwhelming interface and array of options in the full software. Avid’s Media Composer First can be downloaded from HERE when launched.
Though Avid has not disclosed its specifications except the F.A.Q. section of the website which describes it as follows.
At this time we aren’t releasing detailed information on the feature set, as Media Composer | First is still in development, and won’t be available until later in 2015. However you can expect a limited feature set that makes Media Composer | First less intimidating to new users, but also less appealing to power users. You can expect fewer settings, menus, timeline tracks, monitor features, bin features, titling features, effects and other features than the full Media Composer. You can also expect that Media Composer | First won’t work with Avid Interplay Production, Interplay MAM, or MediaCentral UX, and that shared projects won’t be supported on ISIS storage systems. In addition, all projects will be stored in the cloud, and you’ll get a limited number of projects and a limited amount of cloud storage space. There will be options to expand Media Composer | First, from additional project and storage capacity to plug-ins, options, and additional applications to stock footage and music to upgrades to the full Media Composer.
But keep in mind Media Composer First is not a toy, its a powerful learning resource which you can get without spending a penny. So what are you waiting for? Visit Avid’s website to learn more. If you are a film enthusiast/film student then Media Composer First is on the must have list.