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 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

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.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Motion Effects Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts the first of a multi-part lesson on creating Motion Effects, and starts out by creating them the easiest, but not necessarily the most obvious way, and that is via the Motion Effect command. This command, accessible only when the preview monitor or clip is selected will get you […]

How to Create a Custom Grunge Textured Background in Avid Media Composer | Sapphire

In this Sapphire video effect tutorial, learn how to create your own unique and custom grunge backgrounds quickly and easily. This video tutorial shows you how to make your own customized grunge background. This cool and edgy video effect works especially great as a background or texture for title sequences, or for simply creating an […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Source Browser In-Depth

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe goes in-depth with the new Source Browser import/linking tool inside of Media Composer 8.6. Not only does he give you the in’s and out’s of this awesome new feature, but he also shows you how working with elements from Rampant Design Tools have become super easy, not only with […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Remover & Mocha BCC

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at a common situation that editors run into, and that’s when a producer/director asks them to remove an element from a shot. Whether it’s a sign on a wall, or even a boat on an empty ocean, this is a fairly simple task, assuming the footage […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Audio Ducking In-Depth

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a great viewer question about Audio Ducking, and whether it’s possible to drop super long VO’s into your timelines, with no editing done to them, and still work with Audio Ducking, or is it based on the in and out points of edited VO’s in your timelines. Kevin […]

Tracking Options for Avid Users: BCC 10 & mocha Pro plug-in

Colorist & finishing artist Dan Harvey shows Boris Continuum Complete + Avid Media Composer users the main differences between three different types of motion tracking available through Boris FX and Imagineer Systems. Part I. Covers the point motion tracker built into BCC for simple motion tracking tasks. Part II. Covers the integrated mocha/BCC Pixel Chooser […]

Quick Tip: Wide Angle Lens Correction with BCC 10 plug-ins inside Avid Media Composer

BCC Lens Correction is a plug-in designed to the remove lens distortion introduced by wide angle lens, fish eye lenses, and GoPro cameras. Freelance Editor Nathan Ryan shows Continuum Complete 10 and Avid Media Composer users how to easily fix and fine tune distortion, warp, and perspective issues using the new Lens Correction filter. Footage […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Working with LUT’s

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about working with Look Up Tables (LUT’s) inside of Media Composer. They’re not as simple to get installed in Media Composer as they are in other applications, as they are treated more like AMA Linked to parameters, as opposed to effects, but once installed, they can be worked […]

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 […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Clip & Interface Color Options

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about color. The color of your bins, the color of your Project window, and even the color of your timeline window, and how to adjust them. Then, it’s onto talking about how to adjust the clip colors in your timeline, which will give you an extra layer of […]

Avid-Powered Post at Warrior Poets

Discover how Avid shared storage and the Avid Artist | DNxIO video interface provide Warrior Poets with the cutting-edge workflows they need to produce the high-quality and engaging content that audiences demand. Production teams can access and share media instantly, work with media in any resolution, and turn around demanding projects fast. And thanks to […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – MDV Media Management Utility

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at a great FREE utility for both Mac and Windows Media Composer editors that let’s you mange your media quickly and easily. MDV always used to be a difficult program to track down on the internet, but now it’s creator (DJFio) has made the application not […]

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