From NO FILM SCHOOL:
Avid has released Media Composer First, a free editing software for filmmakers.
Here at No Film School, we’ve been talking about Avid’s free version of Media Composer for a couple years. First announced in 2015, the trimmed-down version, dubbed Media Composer First, is aimed at “aspiring video professionals, video enthusiasts, and students” as a way to introduce them to the Avid environment. Finally, it is now available for download.
“People using Media Composer First are going to get the full Avid editing experience, but in a way that is more approachable than ever before.”
At NAB 2017, Avid keyed in on some of its features, including 4 video tracks and 8 audio tracks, a simplified user interface, and bin support. No Film School reached out to Matt Feury, Director of Product and Segment Marketing for Pro Video at Avid, to find out more about its inception and functionality.