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Avid Media Composer v2020.12 Update Brings H.265/HEVC Support

The latest update brings the much-awaited H.265/HEVC support

Media Composer 2020.12 H.265 HEVC support
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Avid has released Media Composer v2020.12 update, which brings H.265/HEVC support, better titles, and enhanced ACES support.

A Hollywood-favourite editing suite, Media Composer is becoming more “user-friendly” to content creators and indie filmmakers not used to the upper echelon demands of big-budget movie editing. And that’s a good things for all of us.

4K H.265 / HEVC Video Codec Support – Playback, Edit, and Export 

As editing software across the board becomes more accessible and easier to use, modern codec support such as the now ubiquitous 4K H.265 (or HEVC as it is also known) used by popular mirrorless 4K cameras such as the Fuji X-T4 and drones such as the DJI Mavic Air 2 becomes a must for any NLE looking to further expand its user-base. 

In a nutshell, HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) provides the same or in some cases higher level of image quality as H.264, but at significant file size savings, resulting in sometimes up to 50% file sizes. With Media Composer v2020.12 editors can open, link to, play, and edit H.265 video files captured by mobile phones, GoPro cameras, and other consumer devices directly in Media Composer. In addition, editors can also export H.265 media too.

In a previous update Avid brought ProRes RAW support to Media Composer, which was also a big step forward. You can also check out the latest features in the previous Media Composer v2020.10 update in our post here.


Avid Media Composer 2020.12 Titler update
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Create Better Titles

In the latest v2020.12 update, Avid has also made some awesome changes to the way titles are created in Media Composer.

Furthermore, Titler+ now includes two new modes called Text and Move. These updates make creating texts and effects much easier. For example, Text mode enables you to click and type anywhere to create a text layer at that location and return to edit it at any time.

Then, switch to Move mode and you can move the text layer and even change its attributes without fear of editing the text itself.

Explore all the new features in the latest Media Composer update in the video below:

To learn more about the latest v2020.12 update to Media Composer, head over to Avid’s website here.

via the Avid Blog


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