Installing Avid Media Composer (Fall 2020)

To begin, click the following link:

Avid Media Composer Download

Step by step instructions:

Create an account using your emerson email address (or sign in if you already have an account with Avid) and fill out their short questionnaire

Screen_Shot_2020-08-28_at_10.30.41_AM.pngAfter you finish step 3 on their website, you will receive an automated email from Avid with the option to download Avid for Mac or Windows.


Locate the .dmg file (likely in your downloads) - Double click to begin the installation process


Run through the installation instructions - about halfway through, you may receive a notification reading "System Extension Blocked" - if that happens, click "open security preferences"


Next to "system software from developer 'Avid Technology Inc' was blocked" click Allow. Your installation should now continue.


When Avid finishes installing, you will need to restart your computer.


After restarting your computer, you are ready to start using Avid Media Composer! Upon launch, you will get a few different options to activate your software. Select “Trial Mode” and click continue.


The Post Team will be in touch with instructions to license Avid for the entire duration of the semester - in the meantime, the trial version is fully functional for 30 days.


If you have any questions or you run into any difficulty, please contact