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Avid Options Forum
This Forum is where community members can discuss Avid Options such as the Symphony , ScriptSync, PhraseFind, NewsCutter Options and the new VM Option along with upgrade information and eligibility requirements.
  • ScriptSync in Six Easy Steps

    ScriptSync in Six Easy Steps     By Steve Audette, ACE

    Excellent Blog done by Steve on ScriptSync.....  it is easy and well worth it.

    avidblogs.com   -->     https://tinyurl.com/y2c7nb4m

    Enjoy and thanks Steve!!!!!

  • Workflow using script sync with transcription and translations?

    Just curious if anyone has had success using script sync with transcipts as well as translations. I read somewhere if I combine them into one document that it could help.  Filipino is not supported by script sync- maybe it would recognize it phonetically?I'm just digging into it and may need to do tests but am looking for any advice if it's worked for anybody. Thanks.

  • Cannot select any language option in PhraseFind

    I recently upgraded to MC 2018.12.1 and finding out that there are no Language options available to select in the drop down on the bottom right of the finder window.  I cannot of course use PhraseFind without selecting a default language (English).  Any thoughts on how to fix this problem?  Thanks very much!

    SYSTEM INFO.  Mac OSX 10.14 (Mojave), MacBookPro 2018.


  • Artist Color and Resolve

    I have read here that Artist Color works much better with DaVinci Resolve than with MC, so I have just installed Resolve 15 and have set the default control panel to Artist Color, but when I start Resolve and go to color mode, the Artist panel doesn't seem to react. EUcontrol is running.

    Does anyone know the secret of how to set Artist color up with resolve?


  • Symphony option on a perpetual dongle... Confused

    I'm a bit confused about this.  If I wanted to add Syphony option to one of my perpetual licenses (that is due for renewal soon), what would be the total cost to maintain/ renew for another year.  Once I have done this (assuming I can), what will be the subsequent annual cost of the perpetual license with symphony option.

    I do not like the subscription model and I already invested in perpetual licences...

  • Any Unintended Consequences if I Don't Renew Perpetual License?

    As "advanced hobbyist" editor I was happy with Avid Liquid, but migrated to Media Composer when Avid pulled plug on Liquid and as they occasionally do made "an offer I could not refuse." So for several years I kept renewing my $299 perpetual license but not doing much editing due to other interests. Now I am thinking of not renewing this year and just staying with latest version I have installed (2018.9).

    My understanding is that 2018.9 will remain fully functional as will Symphony I have installed (although I just bought it last year because of bargain $99).  I did see on another Avid forum where people had some difficulties in this regard due to not keeping Application Manager or something current and I do wonder about getting any support from Avid if needed (can I buy a support plan?).  Although truth be known these forums and Marianna have been my go to technical support.

    Also I note Avid seems to be trying to move people to subscription plan (i.e. 40% "deal" on MC Ultimate if you move from perpetual plan to subscription) from perpetual license.

    Basically I would appreciate comments regarding what problems I would face in future or have overlooked in terms of using the current version of MC I have installed in the future. 

    Thank you, Dennis

  • Do I need to "renew" Symphony Each Year (perpetual MC license)

    I am perpetual MC license holder (if that is correct term) and for last three years have renewed for $299. Last year there was the "special" deal to get Symphony for $99 which I did.  Now I see on Avid Website "renewal" for Symphony.  I called my authorized Avid reseller (not very knowledgeable) and he said he thought I needed to pay to renew Symphony each year in addition to paying $299 for my annual MC license? Is that right??

    Also he thought Symphony was not like my MC perpetual license in which I basically "own" MC and even if I don't renew annually I still have fully functional MC at the last version I installed before my license expired--he thought Symphony would quit working if I did not renew MC.

    I did review one earlier post about "options" but did not seem to cover this--and I have also reached out to our most helpful Marianna but she is out of office so reaching out to forum.

    Thank you,



  • BCC Lite in trial mode with Symphony

    Hi. I have perpetual licence Media Composer 2018.9.0 with Symphony option. Symphony is installed and activated and BCC Lite (latest version 904a) is installed and shows in the plugin menu.

    But when I apply a BCC Lite plugin it goes in trial mode and asks me to purchase a licence. No separate serial number is supposed to be required. The BCC Lite plugins worked before with previous versions of MC Symphony.

    Any suggestions on how to activate it?




    Mac Sierra 10.12.6

  • Which upgrade option should I choose?

    I have Media Composer and the Symphony option. My support plan now expires, so I have to choose a plan to pay for. It gives me a choice of Media Composer Software with Symphony Option for EUR360, or Media Composer Perpetual for EUR270. Since I already own the Symphony option, I should be able to choose the cheaper Perpetual, right? And then activate the Symphony option using my activation code. Or do I need to pay the more expensive option to "keep Symphony alive", so to speak?

    Very hard to find any information about this.

    I hope someone knows what I should do.


  • Get Symphony Option for $99 USD When You Upgrade (Save $650 USD)

    Get Symphony Option for $99 USD When You Upgrade (Save $650 USD).  


    Renew your Update & Support Plan—Get the Symphony Option for $99 USD! To renew, visit your Avid Account or contact an Avid Reseller and renew for just $299 USD (regularly $1,299 USD).  Renew the Update & Support Plan for your Media Composer perpetual license to take advantage of great discounts, plus a whole lot more. 

    When you renew your Update & Support Plan—get the Symphony Option color correction and mastering tool for only $99 USD (reg. $749 USD). 


    Update & Support Plan Features: 

    • Get every new feature coming to Media Composer over the next year 
    • Critical updates for better performance and workflow breakthroughs 
    • Support from Media Composer experts to enhance your video editing workflow


    Save $650 USD on Symphony Option color correction tool when you renew the Update & Support Plan for your Media Composer perpetual license.  


    This offer ends September 30th, 2018 so get renewing folks.

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