Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 8.8

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the newest features in version 8.8 of Avid Media Composer, including the return of two much anticipated features, PhraseFind and ScriptSync. Keep in mind, though, that these two features are not included with Media Composer, but are available as an upgrade. Kevin shows you why PhraseFind is […]

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 4

In our fourth lesson, we’re talking about effects and titling. Effects work in Media Composer is a little bit different than in most other NLEs including Premiere and even Final Cut Pro. We’re accustomed to having certain parameters like Scale, Rotation and Opacity “attached” to our clips. It’s not like that in Media Composer. We […]

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 3

Our third lesson is all about Media Management. Now that you’ve acquired your media, you need to figure out what Media Composer has exactly done with it, so whether you need to delete media, or archive a project, you’ll always have control of your media, right at your fingertips. Watch all episodes on: http://www.avidblogs.com/get-started-…

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Motion Graphics with Builder

A short tutorial focusing on how to use the Sapphire Effect Builder to created advanced motion graphics, right from within the Avid Media Composer timeline. Damien LeVeck (http://www.damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you through how he uses the Sapphire Builder in his everyday work to create complex motion graphics, […]

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Introduction to the Effect Builder

Developed with Media Composer editors in mind, Sapphire Builder helps editors create custom effects and transitions quickly and easily, and is fully integrated into the Media Composer workflow. The result? The potential to build endless, professional looks for increased production value. Damien LeVeck (damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you […]

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Luna and NightSky

A short tutorial focusing on the new Luna effect in Sapphire 10, and how it can be paired with the Sapphire NightSky effect to create a stunning, photorealistic sky replacement, right from within the Avid Media Composer timeline. Damien LeVeck (damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you through how to […]

Sapphire Case Study | Creating Feature Film VFX with Sapphire for Avid Media Composer

See how writer/director/editor Damien LeVeck used Sapphire effects to create a visual style and mood in his original film “The Cleansing Hour” using the Sapphire Effect Builder!

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Utility Effects in Builder

Developed with Media Composer editors in mind, Sapphire Builder helps editors create custom effects and transitions quickly and easily, and is fully integrated within the Media Composer workflow. The result? The potential to build endless, professional looks for increased production value. Damien LeVeck (damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 8.7

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an overview of the hot new features inside of the newest update to Avid Media Composer, version 8.7. Not only does this feature update include welcome features like Frame Flex rotation presets (90 deg clockwise and counterclockwise), but a fix has come to an issue that has […]

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 2

In our second lesson, we’re talking about acquiring media. Whether you’re linking to, importing, consolidating, transcoding or capturing. Media Composer editors, much like Premiere editors, can simply link to their media, and start editing, but the real power of Media Composer comes in how it works with Avid’s proprietary codec DNxHD and DNxHR, to make […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Recording Voice Overs

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a great, under-utilized feature in Media Composer, and that is the Background Services feature, and more specifically, background Consolidating and Transcoding. Many people see the little option at the bottom of the Consolidate/Transcode window to do these functions in the background, but don’ put much thought into […]

Media Composer Multicam Offline Workflow

In this tutorial we learn how to transcode a multicam shoot into a proxy media format suitable for real-time camera angle switching. We then see how to link back to the original source media for finishing. Next, we flattened the multicam edit, mix it down to a high-quality DNxHD codec and output it as a […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Background Services

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a great, under-utilized feature in Media Composer, and that is the Background Services feature, and more specifically, background Consolidating and Transcoding. Many people see the little option at the bottom of the Consolidate/Transcode window to do these functions in the background, but don’ put much thought into […]

Sapphire and Mocha Pro in Media Composer

This tutorial demonstrates how the mocha 5 plugin for media composer can be used to roto-scope and track an object and the output used to drive Sapphire’s Effect Builder mask channel, all from the Media Composer timeline!

Media Composer – Simple Zoom/Ease-In with 3DWarp and Keyframes

In this video you will learn how to do a simple zoom-in, or ease-in with Media Composer. We will use 3DWarp and keyframes. I’m using Media Composer 8.6, but the process is the same for other versions of Media Composer. Support BenoniStudio on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4518225 Shirts https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Benoni Twitter https://twitter.com/BenoniStudio Instagram https://www.instagram.com/benonistudios/

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