Avid has launched new payment options for its Media Composer suite of tools.  

As of today, users of Media Composer can opt for a subscription, floating or perpetual license.

A Media Composer license starts from £39 per month, while a perpetual license is priced at £939. A floating license will cost £1,299 per seat.

“With these new options, we’re fulfilling the commitment we made with Avid Everywhere to enable our customers, freelance creative professionals and large-scale media enterprises alike, to freely choose how they deploy their creative solutions,” said Avid senior vice president of products and technology Chris Gahagan.

A Symphony option for Media Composer is included with a monthly or annual subscription.

Avid said floating license server software can be installed on a Windows-based computer at a facility, with the server software accessible from any Mac or Windows-based computer to allow multiple editors to use Media Composer on any number of workstations up to the number of licenses purchased.

Administrators can also permit users to “check out” licenses for systems, so that a laptop taken off premises could be enabled with a license with a specific expiration date to coincide with the end of a project.

Media Composer Cloud (formerly known as Interplay Sphere) gives editors the option to connect remotely to edit and collaborate on projects. It starts at £25,000.

Perpetual licenses include a one-year support contract entitling customers to support and upgrades for one year.

But after the first year, upgrades and support require the annual support contract to be renewed at a cost of £219 per year.

Subscription licenses include support and upgrades as long as the subscription remains current.

The new payment plans were unveiled at NAB last month.