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 – 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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Pan & Zoom

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe steps up his Pan & Zoom game by looking at BCC’s Pan & Zoom effect, which is a major step up from the Avid Pan & Zoom effect in Media Composer. With the ability to auto-animate your Pan & Zooms, add vignettes, and utilize 3D rotations (to name a […]

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