This tutorial will walk you through installing and activating your Avid Media Composer software. Please use this tutorial if you received Avid Media Composer on or after May 2018.
What you will need: Before you begin, please locate your Media Composer Download Code. Check your student email for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org containing your Download Code.
Can't find your code? Please contact FSO Support for assistance.
Step 1. Click on the following link to access the Avid website: www.avid.com/activation
If you previously created an Avid account, sign in. Otherwise, enter your information (use your Full Sail email address for consistency) then select "Create an account."
Step 2. Click Update to verify your billing address.
Step 3. Enter your Media Composer Download Code (found in your student email) into the text field and click the “Activate Product" button.
If you are prompted to verify your email address, follow the onscreen prompts. (You may need to check your Junk or Other email to find the message.) Otherwise, continue to Step 4...
Step 4. Media Composer should now appear in your Products and Subscriptions. Click the "Activate Subscription" button to continue.
Step 5. Enter your information and select Full Sail University as your school, then click "Submit."
Step 6. Click the Show button to reveal Product Details and Download Links, as shown below:
Write down your System ID and Activation ID. You will need them later.
Step 7. Download the latest version of Media Composer, as shown below:
Step 8. Check your Downloads and open the Media Composer installer (.DMG file).
Step 9. After a few moments, a new window will open. Double-click the "Install Media Composer" icon.
Step 10. Follow the on-screen installation prompts.
Step 11. Please save any open work. When prompted, click Restart and then move the installer to the trash.
Your computer will now restart.
Step 12. After restarting, you should see Avid Media Composer in your dock. Click the icon to launch it. (If you do not see this icon, check your Applications folder.)
Step 13. The first time running Media Composer, you will be prompted to activate your software. Select Electronic Activation and click Continue.
Step 14. The Avid Application Manager should now open. Select Online as your activation method.
Step 15. Enter your System ID and Activation ID, then click Activate.
Your System ID and Activation ID can be found on your My Products and Subscriptions page under Media Composer > Product Details and Download Links > Show.
After a few moments, your software should activate.
Step 16. Go back to Media Composer and click Continue to launch your software.
For technical assistance, please contact FSO Support (877-437-6349).