Making the Cut: Sarah Reimers Talks Her Love for Editing and Avid Media Composer

With credits including Brave, Finding Dory and the recent, charming Pixar short Piper, Sarah Reimers is now firmly established in the leading ranks of animation editing talent. But it was her experiences in film school — and the phenomenal levels of interest by her peers in directing — that encouraged her to pursue editing. Watch […]

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Making the Cut: Sim Evans-Jones talks editing Shrek with Media Composer

Sim Evans-Jones, ACE, commenced his higher-level training with a Communications Degree that exposed him to a variety of film-related practical disciplines, but as he recalls it was “the editing that clicked with me”. Watch the complete “Making The Cut” video series on http://www.avidblogs.com/makingthecut

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 8.6

The new 8.6 release of Avid Media Composer is here, and there’s a lot to be excited about!  The Source Browser is the most prominent new feature, and it will change the way you source, link to and import media.  Gone are the days of importing or linking to tons of clips to find the […]

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What’s New in Media Composer (8.4)

Avid Customer Care How-To video series covers basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting, quick tips, and much more. http://www.avid.com/howto Connect with Avid Media Composer Subscribe on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Like on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/avidmediacomp… Follow on TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/mediacomposer

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What’s New in Media Composer | Software (8.3)

Avid Customer Care How-To video series covers basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting, quick tips, and much more. Connect with Avid Media Composer Subscribe on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Like on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/avidmediacomp… Follow on TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/mediacomposer About Avid Avid is the world’s leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent […]

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What’s New in Media Composer | Software (8.2)

Avid Customer Care How-To video series covers basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting, quick tips, and much more. Here is a nice video that shows the new features of Media Composer | Software (8.2) Background Render: Render effects in the background while you continue to work and edit within Media Composer | Software. […]

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Avid Everywhere for Broadcast.

Today’s broadcast industry is going through unprecedented change. In order to survive and thrive in this transformative era, broadcasters need to increase collaboration among their teams, optimize the value of their media assets, and deliver higher-quality media that engages audiences on multiple screens. Our Avid Everywhere vision for broadcast solves these unique needs by providing […]

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Avid Everywhere for Video

Avid Everywhere is our strategic vision for helping content creators and media organizations connect with consumers more powerfully, efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably. Video professionals and post-production houses are facing unprecedented challenges. As media technology continues to evolve, projects are getting larger and more complex. It has become necessary to connect creative professionals in distributed workflow […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – You Ask, I Answer – Corrupt Media

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – You Ask, I Answer – Corrupt Media

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewers question, where he’s run into trouble with a project where’s he’s accidentally deleted media from his timeline, and now Media Composer is giving him a playback error when he unarchives footage from a Time Machine backup. What’s the best way to bring back footage in a […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Sapphire Builder Part 1

Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Sapphire Builder Part 1

In this beginner tutorial, Avid editor Kevin P. McAuliffe shows how Media Composer editors can easily get up-and-running with the new & improved Sapphire Builder tool to build complex effects using node based compositing. Learn more about Sapphire 10: borisfx.com/pages/sapphire Learn more about Boris FX: borisfx.com

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 1: Tools

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 1: Tools

This is Lesson 1 in the Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Series. This lesson focuses on Media Composer’s keyboard shortcuts for tools. For each shortcut we’ll dive into what this feature of Media Composer does as well. More below! Here’s a list of the shortcuts covered: – Audio Tool – Cmd/Ctrl+1 – Calculator – […]

Learn how to use the BCC PixelChooser with mocha in Avid Media Composer

Learn how to use the BCC PixelChooser with mocha in Avid Media Composer

Included with most every filter in BCC 10, the integrated PixelChooser with mocha is a sophisticated matte and masking system with planar tracking that makes fast work of isolating filter effects to a specific region of a clip. In this 15 minute tutorial, UK based Colourist and Finishing Artist Dan Harvey demonstrates how to leverage […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Vertical Video Projects Part 2

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Vertical Video Projects Part 2

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his talk on Vertical Video projects for delivery to clients like Snapchat or clients that advertise via Digital Signage. We cover transcoding your clips, exporting from Media Composer and how to you can quickly compress your files via Adobe Media Encoder so, in many cases, you can […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Vertical Video Projects Part 1

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Vertical Video Projects Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses how edit a Vertical Video project for applications such as Snapchat. This tutorial was inspired by a discussion on the Avid Editors of Facebook page, and is an important one, as with the move to more and more vertical applications such as digital signage and mobile, you’ll find […]

Making the Cut: Sarah Reimers Talks Her Love for Editing and Avid Media Composer

Making the Cut: Sarah Reimers Talks Her Love for Editing and Avid Media Composer

With credits including Brave, Finding Dory and the recent, charming Pixar short Piper, Sarah Reimers is now firmly established in the leading ranks of animation editing talent. But it was her experiences in film school — and the phenomenal levels of interest by her peers in directing — that encouraged her to pursue editing. Watch […]

Tutorial: Keyboard Customization for Avid Media Composer

Tutorial: Keyboard Customization for Avid Media Composer

Art of the Cut’s Steve Hullfish explains how to customize your keyboard and keyboard shortcuts for smooth and streamlined editing in Avid Media Composer.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Working with the Avid Attic

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Working with the Avid Attic

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about working with the Avid Attic. Sometimes, the Attic might not be the easiest thing to find, so Kevin shows you on both Mac and Windows where to find it, how to modify your bin settings so you can find what you’re looking for in your Attic, and […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his talk on transitions by talking about Matte Key transitions, much like the ones you can purchase from companies like Rampant Design Tools. Not only are these transitions easy to set up, but with a little bit of forethought, you alter the transitions by using some effects […]

Making the Cut: Sim Evans-Jones talks editing Shrek with Media Composer

Making the Cut: Sim Evans-Jones talks editing Shrek with Media Composer

Sim Evans-Jones, ACE, commenced his higher-level training with a Communications Degree that exposed him to a variety of film-related practical disciplines, but as he recalls it was “the editing that clicked with me”. Watch the complete “Making The Cut” video series on http://www.avidblogs.com/makingthecut

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts things off by talking about the importance of updating your BCC 10.0.2 effects package, and not just for the obvious reason of bug fixes, then he moves on and talks about transitions inside of BCC, and how with a little bit of creativity, you can take one transition, […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Motion Effects Part 2

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Motion Effects Part 2

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at Motion Effects by talking, first, about a common misconception that you can’t work with motion effects on mixed frame rates in your projects. That’s just not true. Then, he moves on to talk about what he teased in the last lesson, and that’s how […]

Media Composer 8.6+ – How To Use Link/AMA Link – The Source Browser

Media Composer 8.6+ How To Use Link/AMA Link – The Source Browser

Media Composer 8.6 introduced a change in the way we use Link to add clips to our bin. If you have been a Media Composer user for awhile you will probably remember AMA LINK. Then AMA LINK was changed to simply LINK in our context menu. Now, we access LINK through the Source Browser. The […]

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you the difference between fixed keyframes and elastic keyframes in Avid Media Composer. We’ll use an example clip with a 3D Warp Effect on it and I’ll demonstrate what both types of keyframes do and why you would use each of them.

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