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  • Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:23 PM

    • easterntv
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    Media Composer vs Media Composer Ultimate

    Currently I have 37 Annual Subscriptions of MC at $49.99/mo.  Avid now has a version of MC available for $19.99/mo.  Will that version of MC work in a shared storage environment on a Facilis Terrablock? The Avid website says, "Professional editors and movie makers who work independently".  I can't find a deaper explanation of what tht means. 


    Is anyone working with both? I don't need PhraseFind or ScriptSync that Ultimate offeres on every machine but I do need everyone to be able to share bins and projects. 

  • Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer vs Media Composer Ultimate

    Terrablock has an Avid File System (AFS) emulation mode. This allows MC to trigger bin locking. Since bin locking is NOT in the regular version of MC, I assume it will not work with Terrablock other than single write mode (no project sharing or multi write media drives).



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    • Marianna
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    Re: Media Composer vs Media Composer Ultimate

    Hey there easternTV.....   

    The MC Ultimate will work with the share storage.  If you have MC already and it is say active, then when time to renew you have the option to move to Ultimate.  However only new subscritions and perpetual licenses of Ultimate come with the SS, PF and Symphony options.  

    Ping me off forum and include at lest one system ID and your MYAvid and I can advise on best approach for you at the best price.


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