Media Composer First is a free and “limited” version of the industry-standard NLE…Michael Maher explores the video editor for Premium Beat in “Avid Free NLE Media Composer First Review”.
Avid has released the free version of the Hollywood film- and television-standard non-linear editor: Media Composer. With Media Composer First, you have free access to use a limited version of this powerful tool. (Although Media Composer First is a ‘light’ version of Media Composer, it is the same video editing application used on over 95% of all mainstream movies released in 2016 as well as most TV shows.)
Avid announced Media Composer First back in 2015, and it is just now seeing its release. Avid spent the past two years tuning the features they would be willing to make available in a free version of their NLE. Perhaps it was the growing competition with younger editors learning on Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, or even industry competition with Blackmagic’s release of a free version of DaVinci Resolve (which now includes its own NLE), but Avid saw it fit to make their tools more accessible to novice users.
What Is Avid Media Composer First? Read the article at Premium Beat.