Upgrade To Avid Subscription, Get Avid Ultimate Features, and An Additional License

In an effort to support post production companies that are juggling work between their ‘office edit bay’ and their ‘home edit bay,’ Avid is offering an upgrade to Media Composer | Ultimate subscription, and providing an additional Media Composer | Ultimate subscription license to businesses that commit to a new subscription model. Essentially, providing two Media Composer subscription licenses for every Media Composer perpetual license converted- regardless of what version you are currently using.

Pay the regular new subscription price for your existing seat-count, then add the extra seats based on the appropriate uplift percentage. Essentially, pay the equivalent of what you would have paid for their current seat count for support over the last 12 months, then add the extra seats based on the appropriate uplift charge.

It it admittedly a complex promotion, and we recommend you reach out to Key Code Media directly to get the fine print details. In the meantime, below is a breakdown of some key reasons to consider converting to Media Composer subcription right now.

How Does This Help Me?

A post production operation would take their regular seat-count they already own and add extra seats to cover any future lockdown or disaster recovery. This gives you two licenses- one perpetual, one subscription- for the price of one. Your existing Media Composer perpetual license also gets upgraded to the latest version of Media Composer | Ultimate- regardless of the current version of media composer that the facility uses.

Double the licenses, can help you in a few ways:

  • Remote Ready – Give editors juggling stay-at-home and at-facility content, the ability to take one license home, while also having access to the license at their ‘office edit bay.’
  • Test Drive The New Media Composer – Keep editing your current old-version Media Composer projects on one system, while reserving another computer for testing out the latest functionality in Media Composer 2020.
  • More Management Functionality – The latest version of Media Composer | Ultimate, unlocks the ability to upgrade to Avid Enterprise, allowing facility managers to completely customize Media Composer layout and functions for each specific post-production role.

What about users that have systems that aren’t covered by support?

  • If you have an old version that is not currently under support and would like to take advantage of this deal, they can either:
    • Pay the regular new subscription price for their existing seat-count, then add the extra seats based on the appropriate uplift percentage
      • Pay the equivalent of what they would have paid for their current seat count for support over the last 12 months, then add the extra seats based on the appropriate uplift
        • Example:1: You have 20 seats of Pro Tools but with no support contract and they want to sign up for 2 years with 10 additional seats of Pro Tools. They need to order 20 new subscriptions of Pro Tools at MSRP, then 10 additional new seats for 30% of the price of the 20 new subscriptions
        • Example 2:  You have 20 seats of Media Composer but with no support contract and they want to sign up for 3 years with 15 additional seats of Media Composer. The 20 subscription seats that will replace their perpetual seats should be priced based on $399 MSRP standard support x 20 ($7,980), then the additional 15 seats would be 20% above that ($1,596).

Why Media Composer | Ultimate?

Media Composer Ultimate provides the most comprehensive solution of the three Media Composer versions. In addition to all the Media Composer features, Media Composer Ultimate includes multiple add-on options such as the Symphony Option and ScriptSync Option. It also includes support for Avid Solutions such as Interplay | Production and MediaCentral. 

The Media Composer | PhraseFind Option, ScriptSync Option, Symphony Option, and NewsCutter Option are included with the Media Composer Ultimate 1-year subscription (and with 2- and 3-year subscriptions). Additional features include All AVX and AAX plug-ins, and Unlimited bins, volume bins, favorite bins, shared bins and projects.

What Next? Contact Us:

The Key Code Media team is standing by to assist you to navigate upgrading your Media Composer to subscription. We know the transition to subscription is not an easy one. Reach out for a free consultation and pricing information.