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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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 kieran_mckeon@emerson.edu