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Review: Avid Media Composer 3.0

At a Glance

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Price when rated: $2,495; integrated hardware versions, from $9,995
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Pros

  • First software-only version of the application
  • Features robust multiuser work environment
  • Wide variety of third-party applications included
  • Modest hardware needs for software-only playback
  • Full-featured and updated effects handling
  • Hardware upgradeable
  • Less expensive than previous versions

Cons

  • More expensive than competing products
  • USB dongle required
  • Lack of RED camera codec support
  • No DVD tools for the Mac
  • HD monitoring requires proprietary hardware
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