5.5.5 – 9.5.5
PC – MAC
What’s new in 5.5 / 9.5
Readme for the new 5.5.3 / 9.5.3
Marianna’s Gettiung started
AMA – Blazing fast media workflow
AJA IO Express
Matrox MXO2 Mini
v5.5 and 9.5 supports additional new video hardware – Link
Hardware I/O Comparison – What are the the differences between
Nitris DX, Mojo DX, AJA I/O Express, Matrox MXO2
Qualified PC & Mac hardware!
OS support = Mac Lion 10.6.8, 10.7 (32bit) or Windows 7, Vista, and XP (32/64bit)
Installation guides for Mac and PC!
For stability, Install your Mac and PC correctly!
Configuration Guidelines and Slot Configurations – Link to documents
Mac Pro Intel, HP z800, z400, xw8600, Dell T5500, T3500..
Recommended CPU’s for different
codecs and formats
This list will answer how powerful CPU you need
depending on what codec you are working with – Link to list
Where can I download versions for my Avid Video Product?
Where do I register my system or upgrades?
If you haven’t already registered from within your Avid Software,
use this link: http://www.avid.com/register
Note! Registration is very important. You might miss out on free upgrades!
IMPORTANT! – Download Patches for your Avid Product
An Avid Editor Patch is a small update for Avid products intended to
address specific problems without doing a full upgrade.
For increased stability always install the latest patches: More info here
What level of support can I get for my Avid product?
Support contract for your Avid product can be purchased. Depending of what level you purchased, it can include phone support, software updates, hardware replacement.
General Support Link contact information Link (select region from pulldown)
To contact Avid Video – (Select video, then select region)
Software licensing guide for v5.5 and 9.5
See this comprehensive Knowledge Base article regarding software licensing model for Media Composer v3.5-5.5, NewsCutter v7.5-9.5, Symphony v3.5-5.5.
Upgrading with Active Support Contract and Software licensing
How do I upgrade the software license using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?
Link to KB
3rd party support matrix
What plug-in/3rd party versions are compatible with my Avid version?
Avid 3D, Avid DVD, Avid FX, Reel DVD, Boris Continuum, Sapphire AVX, SmartSound Sonic Fire, Sonic DVDit & Sorenson Squeeze.
A great one-click tool to optimize your windows system for Avid Editing.
Academic Related links
Avid for Education The main page regarding all Avid products.
Media Composer Academic FAQ
Security Guidelines and Best Practices
What antivirus software is qualified? How should it be configured?
Supported Devices for Avid Editing Applications
(HDV/DV cameras, decks and transcoders)
Avid Quicktime LE codecs
Install on other systems that needs to use the Avid QuickTime codecs.
(LE codecs are not needed on the Avid Editor systems!)
Avid Storage Calculator
Useful link for calculating storage consumption depending on codec.
Editing Guides (The main manual)
Effects and Color Correction Guides
Supported Project Formats
Link to KB with all supported video/project formats in 5.5 and 9.5
High-Resolution workflow guide
Using the original high-res media, you can then finish as file-based for the
mastering and delivery requirements to film (2K+), HD or SD formats. Link to KB
Avid Community pages
Talk to fellow Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony users on the
Avid Community Forums: