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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Media Composer 8
Along with a slew of new features in their popular video editing software, Avid has added a number of different licensing options including a perpetual license, a subscription model and floating licenses for schools. Media Composer 8 now includes a free year of support and upgrades!
The Perpetual License for students, teachers or schools allows you to buy Media Composer 8 for a one time price of around $300. You receive a full year of free upgrades and support from Avid, and as long as you buy an annual support contract from us before your 12 months of free support expires, you will continue to receive free upgrades and support. If you don't purchase the support contract you can still use the software, but you won't receive any future upgrades or support.
The Subscription license gives you Media Composer 8 along with free support and updates for an entire year. It includes some additional software not included in the Perpetual License, including the Symphony Option, NewBlue Titler Pro 2, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, and Boris Continuum Complete Lite. Subscription licenses are available for both students and teachers and need to be renewed through us at the end of the year if you wish to continue using the software.
Floating Licenses give schools the ability to make Media Composer available on all computers on campus by allowing a specific number of licenses to be "signed out."
If you purchase the Perpetual License but still want to get access to NewBlue Titler Pro 2, Izotope Insight and Sorenson Squeeze, then you can purchase the Media Composer Production Pack Academic. Should you also want the Symphony Option you can order that at our greatly reduced student & teacher price!