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 […]
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
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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, […]
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 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 […]
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.