(NAB) – Avid has announced the upcoming availability of Avid Media Composer First, a free version of the industry-standard video editing system, at the annual NAB conference.
Media Composer First is a brand-new, fully featured video editing solution that provides aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers with free access to the same creative tools used by the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers and television program creators. And because it’s powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, First users can also easily connect and collaborate with other aspiring creative and media professionals through the Avid Artist Community.
Media Composer First provides users with a comprehensive yet simple-to-use editing toolset with many of the same features and functionality that Media Composer editors rely on, in a new streamlined interface. With four video tracks, eight audio tracks, and a host of built-in visual effects, transitions, color correction presets and titling templates, users can quickly cut together layers of video, dialog, music and sound effects to produce professional-quality video content. Media Composer First also allows easy sharing, with easy publishing to popular social media channels including YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.
Avid Media Composer First will be available in June 2017 as a free software download through the Avid website.