126.96.36.199 – 10.0.5.1
What’s new in 6.0
Readme for the new 188.8.131.52
If I get stuck, where is the
Media Composer 6 Links
AMA – Blazing fast media workflow
Avid Open I/O FAQ
V6.x and v10.x supports a range of new video hardware – Link
Qualified PC & Mac hardware!
Link with list of Qualified Mac and PC computers for v6 and v10
OS support = Mac Lion 10.7.x (64bit) or Windows 7 Pro (64bit) only!
The very important Version Matrix
Don’t forget to verify with the PDF here: Link to KB
Mac OS X version Compatibility, Nvidia Drivers, QuickTime versions
Slot Configuration & Installation guides for Mac and PC!
For stability, Install your Mac and PC correctly!
Configuration Guidelines and Slot Configurations – Link to documents
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)
New licensing in v6 / v10
See this Knowledge Base article regarding the new activation procedure,
upgrading info, licenses, dongles and Academic institutional volume licensing.
NOTE! Using a Media Composer 7.0, Symphony Option, or NewsCutter 11.0
license to activate previous versions. More info here
Software Licensing and how it works
Activation and Licensing Frequently Asked Questions for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 and Newscutter 10: Knowledge base link
Software Licensing for Academic versions
Purchased an Academic version?
Find out more in The FAQ and Check Status
Upgrading Dongles & Dongle Manager
How do I update my dongle using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?
Active Support Contract and software licensing
How do I upgrade my software license using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?
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.
Security Guidelines and Best Practices
What antivirus software is qualified? How should it be configured?
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!)
Editing Guides (The main manual)
Effects and Color Correction Guides
Supported Project Formats
Link to KB with all supported video/project formats in 6.0 and 10.0
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
Academic Related links
Avid for Education The main page regarding all Avid products.
Avid Community pages
Talk to fellow Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony users on the
Avid Community Forums: