Avid Media Composer

Accelerate your media workflow.

Accelerate editing projects with lightning fast, high-resolution Avid® effects workflows.

Combining the latest version of Avid’s non-linear editing platform, Media Composer®, with an AMD professional graphics processor (GPU), helps editors, designers and visual effects artists to work faster and be more productive in any resolution up to 8K without breaking the bank.

Maximize your editorial power

As Media and Entertainment industry creatives work with increasingly higher-resolution content, the pressure on a workstation’s CPU has never been greater. By combining Avid’s resolution-independent and market-leading Media Composer® video editing software with a high-end professional graphics processor from AMD, you get the performance needed to drive these workloads to completion.


Avid® Application and Radeon™ Pro Graphics

Avid Media Composer on Apple® Mac Pro® or Windows® workstations, for Media & Entertainment and Broadcast Industries.

Challenges

A workstation needs to overcome slow performance when stacking Avid effects shots, improve rendering speed, transfer rates and playback performance. The increasing use of 8K footage means the workstation needs to successfully handle high-resolution workloads.

Solution

Radeon™ Pro and AMD FirePro™ workstation GPUs1 – the only cross platform graphics solution for Avid Media Composer. The AMD FirePro™ D700 graphics processor for Mac and the Radeon™ Pro WX 9100, Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, and Radeon™ Pro WX 5100 graphics processors for Windows are fully optimized, thoroughly tested and officially certified by Avid for use with Media Composer.

Value Proposition

Radeon™ Pro and AMD FirePro™ workstation GPUs are optimized and certified for Avid Media Composer, work interactively in resolutions up to 8K, handle multiple layers of effects with ease and maximize third-party image processing plug-ins.

The Radeon Pro Advantage

Radeon Pro graphics offer advantages for professional users including great price performance, PCIe® 3.0 support across the Radeon Pro product stack, FirePro W Series and S Series lineup, three-year limited warranty and seven year extended limited warranty availability for Radeon™ Pro WX series product. Radeon Pro graphics bring energy efficiency based on GPU technology and workstation-class customer support, with customers having the ability to contact the AMD technical team directly 24/72.

Features

Improve Performance – Be More Productive

Working together, AMD professional graphics and Avid’s renowned Media Composer deliver great graphics performance, helping to enhance the overall productivity of the user so that they can get their job done fast.

Playback 4 UHD Streams

The Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 now supports the ability to playback 4 UHD streams in the latest version of Media Composer 8.9.4.

Use any resolution, at break-neck speed

Avid Media Composer is resolution agnostic, allowing an editor or artist to choose any resolution right up to 8K. To truly benefit from this independence, a dedicated GPU is critical, and the Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 GPU will make your workstation fly when running Media Composer.

Spend less on hardware and more on content creation

AMD professional GPUs offer cutting-edge performance at a world class value. When dovetailing with Avid Media Composer, editors and visual effects artists can benefit from the power, speed and performance required to be more productive at a price point that allows time and money to be dedicated to content creation.

Make the most of third-party plug-ins

Thanks to Avid’s AVX2 API, Media Composer can benefit from an increasing array of image processing plug-ins. When combined with a Radeon™ Pro graphics processor, those plug-ins work like lightning, significantly reducing the reliance on the CPU. 

Radeon™ Pro WX 7100

Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 Graphics

Ready for VR.

Ideal for:

  • Complex 3D design
  • Video Encoding
  • 4K Video Editing
  • VR Content Creation3
Radeon Pro Duo

Radeon™ Pro Duo Graphics

The Power of Duo.

Ideal for:

  • Complex 3D design
  • Video Encoding
  • 4K Video Editing
  • VR Content Creation3
  • Rendering
Radeon Pro WX8200

Radeon™ Pro WX 8200 Graphics

Freedom to Express, Power to Create. 

Ideal for:

  • 4K video Editing
  • Visualization
  • Large Scale Complex Modeling & Rendering
  • Advanced VR Content Creation
  • Rendering
Radeon WX 9100

Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 Graphics

Limitless Creation at your Fingertips.

Ideal for:

  • Advanced VR Content Creation3
  • Large Animation Projects
  • Rendering
Footnotes

DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions. Vulkan is a registered trademark of Khronos Group, Inc.. OpenCL is a trademark of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos Group, Inc. OpenGL is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Avid and Avid logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries

  1. Radeon™ Pro graphics include professional graphics products such as Radeon™ Pro WX Series, Radeon™ Pro SSG, Radeon™ Pro Duo as well as legacy product solutions such as AMD FirePro, ATI FirePro, ATI FireMV, ATI FireGL and ATIFireStream. Learn more at http://www.amd.com/en-gb/products/graphics/workstation/radeon-pro GD-124
  2. 24/7 support is only guaranteed in English, and is as follows by region: North America: English 24/7. United Kingdom: English 24/7. France: French Mon-Fri 11 A.M.- 6 P.M., English on off-hours. Germany: German Mon-Fri 11 A.M.- 6 P.M., English on off-hours. China: Chinese Mon - Fri 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. Asia CST, English on off-hours. India: English 24/7. Japan: Japanese Mon - Fri 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. Asia CST, English on off-hours.
  3. Radeon VR Ready Creator Products are select Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro™ GPUs that meet or exceed the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive recommended specifications for video cards/GPUs. Other hardware (including CPU) and system requirements recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive should also be met in order to operate the applicable HMDs as intended. As VR technology, HMDs and other VR hardware and software evolve and/or become available, these criteria may change without notice. GD-101.