I’ve edited on many systems, but if I’m going to take editing seriously and do it on a more regular basis, I want to stick with Avid Media Composer. I honestly love this system in comparison to a lot of the others I’ve used. I have been trying to purchase this system for a while now, but wow it is expensive!
The current version out, Media Composer 6.5, is a whomping $2300! So clearly, this is a big expense in my world.
The best news I’ve gotten is Avid is releasing a new version: Media Composer 7, and it’s only $999! The better news, Avid offers an academic discount for students currently enrolled in an accredited school, bringing down the cost to somewhere only $300. This is great because I’ll be taking an accounting course this summer so I should qualify for the discount. That puts the editing platform in much better reach!
I’m glad I didn’t rush, redo my budget and purchase Media Composer 6.5 earlier this year like I wanted to because I would have been really mad knowing if I had waited a couple of months I could have gotten a newer version for a lesser price.