Editors on Avid: Working as a Team with Media Composer

Welcome to Editors on Avid, a new three-part blog series that explores why editors choose Media Composer to tell their stories. In this article, we’ll look at how Media Composer helps editors collaborate together to tackle big projects.

Media Composer is built for team collaboration. When deadlines are tight, big projects need multiple editors to get the job done, and Media Composer makes it easy to do that by sharing assets. In fact, editors can seamlessly work on the same project at the same time. Color correction, new sequences, audio edits—every change is reflected in each user’s timeline with every save.

“Nothing is better than Avid for multiple editors sharing footage and working on the same project at the same time.”

—Rick Ferguson

One of the reasons editors love Media Composer is its rock-solid media management. Large projects can often mean hundreds of hours of footage in a variety of different formats. Luckily, Media Composer keeps track of all of these assets for the team of editors. Source material, rendered files, and metadata are all organized automatically for the workflow. So your team can focus on editing, and not on wrangling, sorting, and finding clips.

“It is the king of shared projects and media. None of the other NLEs come close in a collaborative environment.”

—Ron Sussman

Media Composer is complemented by a comprehensive range of Avid storage solutions that are optimized for sharing media. Avid NEXIS | PRO is affordable and blazingly fast, enabling teams to easily share assets and tasks. For example, different editors can sweeten audio in Avid Pro Tools or work on VFX in Adobe After Effects. Production teams can even share sequences from other editing platforms, like Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro—all in real-time, on the same network.

For over 25 years, Avid Media Composer has been the benchmark for professional editors everywhere. When it comes to supporting editors in the field, Avid delivers innovative technologies that help teams work together, faster.

“20+ years as an editor. Avid is the standard. I’ve used FCP for small projects, but for multiple users on a multi-cam, bigger project—Avid all the way.”

—Robyn Migel

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