avid media composer workstations

avid media composer workstations

For over thirty years, Avid Media Composer has been the film and television industry standard for non-linear editing.

Available in four versions (Media Composer First, Media Composer, Media Composer Ultimate, and Media Composer Enterprise) Avid can be used as standalone software, or you can add external I/O devices either from Avid or certain third parties. From 8K RAW editing, PREVIS and VFX modeling, to color correction and grading, to packaging IMF files for final delivery, offline and online editing become one process with the capability to make constant iterations of visual effects modeling and rendering. Designed for individual artists, as well as post production teams, Avid Media Composer enables editors, colorists, VFX artists, and sound designers to collaborate and work simultaneously. In order to maximize Media Composer’s latest features, you must select an Avid-qualified workstation suited to your specific workflow.

Avid-Qualified

The Avid-qualified BOXX APEXX T4 is available with either the 32-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX or 64-core Threadripper™ PRO 5995WX CPU and features the latest NVIDIA RTX™ or Radeon Pro W6800 GPU options. This generation of T4 is the second APEXX T-Class workstation to receive Avid qualification. The first included the first Avid-qualified AMD CPU, the first single CPU with 64-cores, and the first CPU capable of editing 8K RAW. Now, the unprecedented level of performance found in APEXX T4 will allow you even more time to create, analyze, and iterate. Learn more about Avid-qualified APEXX T4 here.

Before you order your next workstation, read our solution brief on "Accelerating your story telling with Avid® Media Composer®"


 

2K Footage

As a filmmaker or editor, you should configure your Avid Media Composer workstation based on the expected source files, i.e., the resolution, and rendering requirements of your typical projects. Working with 2k footage is still common, but much less demanding than higher resolution projects. A single socket Avid workstation with one or two GPUs is perfect for this type of workflow.

  • Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

     
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4K Footage

For optimal 4K editing or grading sessions, BOXX recommends a machine with two or more GPUs like our APEXX T4 color grading workstations. Decompression and compression processes make use of your system’s CPU, so heavily compressed codecs require an Avid Media Composer workstation with multiple CPU cores in order to finish these tasks in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

     
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8K+ Footage

If you’re working with 4k stereo footage or on specialty projects that require interaction with ultra-high 8k resolutions or beyond, then you need a system which offers a variety of advanced configurations—from multiple GPUs and abundant CPU cores, to additional slots for high speed storage.

  • Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

     
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Rendering

Free your Avid workstation by offloading your film or video projects to BOXX dedicated rendering systems—CPU or GPU rendering workstations and rack-mounted systems purpose-built to render the most complex or demanding motion media.

Rendering Solutions

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