6.5.5 – 10.5.5
All documentation for 6.5 and 10.5
From the download center
Media Composer 6.5 Links
Marianna’s link with answers and getting started fast section
Here you will find answers to most of your questions regarding the new release!
AMA – Blazing fast media workflow
AMA plugins must be installed manually:
AMA Master Guide PDF – Complete Documentation of the AMA workflow
Avid Open I/O FAQ
V6.5 and v10.5 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
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
Mac & Windows 7 64-bit only support
MC 22.214.171.124 = Lion 10.7.4 – 10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8.2 – 10.8.4, Mav 10.9.2
MC 126.96.36.199 = Lion 10.7.4 – 10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8.2 – 10.8.4, Mav 10.9.2
MC 188.8.131.52 = Lion 10.7.4 – 10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8.2 – 10.8.4, (limited Mav 10.9.1)
MC 6.5.4 = Lion 10.7.4 – 10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8.2 – 10.8.4
MC 6.5.3 = Lion 10.7.4 – 10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8.2 – 10.8.3
MC 6.5-6.5.2 = Lion 10.7.1 -10.7.5, Mtn Lion 10.8 – 10.8.2
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!
If I get stuck, where is the
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
Licensing with Activation Card
Follow this link to get your license if you have an activation card:
Software Licensing for Academic versions
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?
EDPrep now for Windows 7
A great one-click tool to optimize your windows system for Avid Editing.
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!)
Mac Only – Download link for Apples Codecs: ProRes, AVC-I, DVCPro. HDV, XDCam..
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 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: