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Go to this email address to access avid.com free trial


https://my.avid.com/get/media-composer-ultimate-trial


Most of you don't have an avid.com account


So Create a New Account


You can read the minimum system requirements but you can get by with 8 gigs of RAM and an i5 processor for coursework

Just an FYI!!

Put the info required to create an account

Email me my download link


Check your email

The email from AVID will have you opt in for emails

Please click "Yes" below to confirm your email opt-in, and then stick around to set up your email preferences. You must confirm your email address to continue future communications.

You will also get a separate email that will have the download links to download the Windows or Mac Versions of the software

Choose the one you want to download for your particular Operating System

Double click on the downloaded .dmg for mac

Double click on the .zip file for windows
Mac choose the Install Media Composer

Click Agree on all the prompts and

Click Continue here

Leave the Enterprise Scripts unchecked


You will click through the rest of the prompts till you are required to put an admin password in

enter your admin password to begin installation.

Next is how to activate AVID



Open AVID Link - It's in the menu bar in the upper right side of the

mac top menu bar






These are options that you can choose

Just hit Yes and OK or No and Cancel it's up to you

You need to sign in

Click on the Profile Icon

Put in your AVID master account info that you entered in earlier in this wiki when you signed up for your AVID account.


Go to >Products>Media Composer

Choose Open

Choose you want to run in Trial Mode


Thats it Media Composer will open.