With the aim of fulfilling its Avid Everywhere vision, the company has announced new licensing options for Media Composer Software, giving users greater choice in how they deploy the editing solution. Customers can now choose to deploy and use Media Composer on premise or in the cloud, via subscription, floating or perpetual license.
Media Composer Software licensing provides monthly and annual subscription options and lowers the cost of entry for the editing tool. Alternatively, users 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.
The floating licensing enables customers to purchase a ‘pack’ of shared Media Composer licenses to deploy facility-wide using a single system ID. The floating license server software can be installed at the facility, with the server software accessible from any computer, enabling multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations up to the number of licenses purchased when licenses are available (not actively in use). Administrators can also permit users to ‘check out’ licenses for systems.
“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.”