All part of the company’s Avid Everywhere initiative, users can now elect to deploy and use Media Composer either on their premises or in the cloud via a variety of subscription, floating or perpetual licenses.
Access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support and upgrades starts at $49.99 a month. Alternatively, users can license the software on a perpetual basis (prices start at $1299) and receive one year of Avid support and upgrades, with additional upgrades available thereafter through annual support plan renewal (which is a $299 cost). The Media Composer | Symphony Option is included with both monthly or annual subscriptions.
Media Composer | Software floating licenses, meanwhile, which let larger facilities purchase a pack of shared Media Composer licenses to deploy facility-wide using a single system ID, start at $1,799 per seat. Usefully, admins can also permit users to “check out” licenses, allowing a laptop to be taken off premises equipped with a time-limited license to coincide with the end of a project, for instance.
Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere) which gives editors the option to connect remotely to access, edit and collaborate with others as if they were on premises, is also available starting from $35,000.