NOTE: This product is available in the U.S. only. This is an offer from Avid allowing students of approved educational facilities to purchase Media Composer at a special discounted price. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify for this offer. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.Avid Media Composer 6 is a significant upgrade to the industry-standard editing platform. Avid virtually invented digital video editing in the late '80s, and today more big-budget feature films and TV shows are post produced on Media Composer than on any other platform. Why, you ask? It all boils down to seamless, flexible workflows, extensibility, heavy-duty media management, and the robustness to handle massive projects without so much as breathing heavy. Do you aspire to edit major Hollywood products? Better learn Media Composer. Avid Media Composer 6. Avid Media Composer 6 at a Glance:Native 64-bit architectureAvid Open I/OFull surround capabilitiesNative 64-bit architectureMedia Composer 6 is fast. How fast? With its native 64-bit architecture, you can slather on mounds of monstrously complex effects, and Media Composer 6 will still feel snappy. The improved user interface will speed up your workflow - without challenging your muscle memory (if you're a long-time Avid editor).Avid Open I/OMedia Composer 6 is completely open, courtesy of Avid Open I/O. Now can work with your choice of Avid audio and video interfaces or third-party video interfaces from the likes of AJA, Matrox, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, and MOTU. Hardware isn't the only thing that's open about MC6. You're also free to work with virtually any video format. You can mix and match media formats, frame rates, and resolutions in the same timeline, in real time - without rendering! Full surround capabilitiesMedia Composer 6 lets you make your audio sound as awesome as your video looks. Now you can record, edit, and mix studio-quality audio in up to 7.1 surround - right inside Media Composer! No matter how your show's audio is spec'd, Media Composer 6 can handle it.Avid Media Composer 6 - the pro's editing platformAvid Media Composer 6 Features:Full native 64-bit architectureACE (American Cinema Editors) certified Improved UI speeds your workflow and reduces window clutterOpen workflow; work with practically any media format, including tape and filmSupport for the Artist Color color correction control surface (superior tactile feedback)AVCHD format support via AMA (Avid Media Access) plug-in architecture Edit stereoscopic 3D material as quickly and easily as you do with standard 2D footageEdit HD in realtime - in mastering picture quality - using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444Robust, reliable media management to handle the largest of projectsFast tapeless workflows; capture footage directly from digital camerasAdd an Avid or third-party video interface to capture from other analog or digital sourcesMix and match media formats, frame rates, and resolutions in the same timeline Edit HD in realtime - in mastering picture quality - using Avid DNxHD or DNxHD 444Share media, projects, and bins worldwide to complete your projects on-time and on-budgetGive your projects that professional polish using the bundled and built-in design and effects toolsMake your projects sound as good as they look using built-in audio recording, editing, and mixing toolsMix studio-quality audio in 5.1 and 7.1 surroundEdit like the pros, with Avid Media Composer 6!