Avid has released a series of updates to its Media Composer 2020 video editing software.
They include a redesigned customisable user interface, a new Universal Media Engine, finishing and delivery tools, and support for Apple ProRes for Windows and Catalina.
Avid said the update enables users to tailor their workspace to exactly how they want to work. Improvements to the panelled UI increase ease of use and faster editing and mastering. A new Timeline Sequence Map lets creators navigate their entire sequence without taking up the whole screen, while the Blank Panel unclutters the UI and stops panels from resizing.
The editing and finishing capablities have been expanded with the update helping users to fine-tune colour with greater precision and make more granular gain value adjustments when working in ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) spaces. According to Avid, users can finish high-resolution and HDR projects with total colour precision and interoperability, ensuring pristine picture quality throughout their workflow.
Media Composer | Enterprise expands its role-based customisation capabilities to enable users to deploy or update site settings across an organisation and deploy user settings independently to individuals or groups quickly without impacting any existing site settings.
Other updates include Next Generation Avid Media Engine and Apple ProRes for Windows and Catalina Support.