Installing Avid Media Composer - Trial

To begin, click the following link:

Avid Media Composer Download

Step by step instructions:

Create an account (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.