Media Composer v7.0.7, NewsCutter v11.0.7

Updated 29-Jun-2017 –


Media Composer 7
Win – Mac

Symphony has changed name to
Media Composer 7.0 with Symphony Option

NewsCutter 11

All documentation for 7 and 11

Link to all Media Composer 7 docs:
Install Guide – User Guide
Effects & Color Guide
FlexNet Device Mgr Guide

Readme 7.0.7

Readme 7.0.6

What’s New in 7.0

Link to all NewsCutter 11 docs:
Install Guide – User Guide
Effects & Color Guide
FlexNet Device Mgr Guide

Readme 11.0.7

Readme 11.0.6

What’s New in 11.0

Always install the latest patches!

Get the latest 7/ 11 patch patches.

More info and download links here

Mixed Important
Media Composer 7 Links

Marianna’s Everything you wanted to know about Media Composer 7

Get started fast section on the Avid Forum

Bin compatibility MC 7 -> Older versions see more here

AMA – Blazing fast media workflow

Some AMA plugins must be installed manually

There are some great PDF workflow guides available here and here

Nitris DX

MC Nitris DX brochure

NC Nitris DX brochure

Mojo DX

MC Mojo DX brochure

NC Mojo DX brochure

Avid Open I/O FAQ

V7 and v11 supports a range of new video hardware – Link

Open I/O FAQ & limitations link

[AJA] [Blackmagic Design] [Bluefish 444] [Matrox] [MOTU]

Qualified Mac & Windows hardware!

Link with list of Qualified Mac and Win computers for v7 and v11

OS support: Only 64 bit!

Mac OS (MC 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7) 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.5 Yosemite*
Mac OS (MC 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.3 Yosemite*
Mac OS (MC 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.2 Yosemite*
Mac OS (MC 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.1 Yosemite*
Mac OS (MC 10.9.5, 10.9.4 Mavericks
Mac OS (MC 7.0.4) 10.7.5, 10.8.4, 10.8.5, 10.9, 10.9.1, 10.9.2

Windows 7 Pro SP1, Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro/Enterprise

* 12-core 2013 Mac Pro (Ivy Bridge 6,1 Cylinder) and dual 6-core Mac Pro (Westmere 5,1 tower) model CPU’s on Mac OSX 10.10.x (Yosemite) If possible, customers with these CPUs should stay on Mac OS 10.9.5

The following systems are no longer supported in v7 and v11

Is my OS compatible and do I have the correct drivers?

Don’t forget to verify with the Important PDF here

Mac OS X version Compatibility (scroll down in PDF),
Nvidia Drivers, QuickTime versions

Slot Configuration & Installation guides for Mac and Windows!

For stability, Install your Mac and Windows correctly!

Configuration Guidelines and Slot Configurations Link

Recommended CPU’s and RAM for different
codecs, formats and workflow.

This list will answer how powerful CPU and how much RAM you need depending on how you are working and what codec you are working with – Link to list

Where can I download versions for my Avid Video Product?

Download link for updates:
Trouble accessing download center? More information here
Need to create a new account?
Follow this link

Where do I register my system or upgrades?

If you haven’t already registered from within your Avid Software,
use this link:

Note! Registration is very important. You might miss out on free upgrades!

If I get stuck, where is the
Knowledge Base?
Try the new Google powered knowledge base!

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.

The different levels: Expert/Expert Plus/Elite/Vantagebrochure

To contact Avid Video – (select region)

New licensing in v7 / v11 and where is

See this Knowledge Base article regarding the new v7 v11 activation procedure,
upgrading info, licenses, dongles and Academic institutional volume licensing.

Also Symphony is now a Licensing Option to Media Composer: Video tutorial link

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
or Code you purchased online

Follow this link to get your license if you have an activation card:
Video tutorial link

Software Licensing for Academic versions

Purchased an Academic version? – Video tutorial link

Find out more in The FAQGet License and Check Status

What about the 3rd party

Avid 3rd Party products are no longer available for
Avid FX, Sorenson Squeeze, Avid DVD, Boris Continuum

Upgrading Dongles & Dongle Manager

How do I update my dongle using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?
Video tutorial link

Knowledge base link

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?

Check out this 3rd party version matrix

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?

Link to KB or

Supported Devices for Avid Editing Applications

Qualification list of I/O devices

(HDV/DV cameras, decks and transcoders)

Avid Quicktime LE codecs

Install on other systems that needs to use the Avid QuickTime codecs.

Latest v2.3.9 –  All Avid Codecs on KBDNxHD Codec Information

(Don’t install LE codecs on the Avid Editor systems!)

(Mac Only) Apples Codecs: ProRes, AVC-I, DVCPro. HDV, XDCam Download link

Avid Storage Calculator

Useful link for calculating storage consumption depending on codec.

Avid Storage Calculator

Editing Guides (The main manuals)

Media Composer 7 Editing Guide

NewsCutter 11 Editing Guide

Effects and Color Correction Guides,
Workflow Guides

MC 7 and NC 11 FX and Color Correction

v7 / v11 File-Based Workflows Guide

Media Composer 7 NewsCutter 11 – What’s New

Supported Project Formats

Link to KB with all supported video/project formats in 7.0 and 11.0

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.

Media Composer Academic Q&AAcademic Eligibility FAQ

Get your Avid Software activation code from

Avid Community pages

Talk to fellow Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony users on the
Avid Community Forums:

Media Composer MacMedia Composer WinBroadcast NewsRoomSymphony

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