NAB 2013: Avid has launched overhauled versions of its Media Composer and Pro Tools software.

Avid said Media Composer 7 features accelerated and simplified file-based workflows and more automated media operations.

New features in Media Composer 7 include Avid Media Access (AMA) media management, with media linked via AMA now able to use tools previously reserved for native Avid media.

A Symphony colour correction option which lets editors use colour correction tools previously found only in Avid Symphony.

The price of Media Composer has been cut by around £1,000, with version 7 of the editing software priced at £719.

Avid will also offer an Interplay Edition of the software which includes the ability to connect to Avid Interplay. It will cost £1,099.

Media Composer 7 will be available from June.

Pro Tools 11 now has a 64-bit architecture, expanded metering, and direct HD video workflows.

Avid senior vice president of Products and Services Chris Gahagan said: “The newly designed architecture turbo-charges production with more plug-in processing, the ability to run more virtual instruments—and a host of new features—letting users create ambitiously, without holding anything back.”

Avid said the software can deliver mixes up to 150 times faster than real time.

It also includes a range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM.

Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available this quarter for £459.

Upgrading from Pro Tools 10 to 11 will cost £199.