Writing on shapes and text in Avid Media Composer | Video Post Tips | lynda.com

Learn how to use the Paint effect to draw shapes and add text directly on screen in Avid Media Composer. Watch more tutorials from Video Post Tips Weekly at http://www.lynda.com/Final-Cut-Pro-tu… This Video Post Tips Weekly series offers a new post-production tip every Wednesday, on topics such as compositing, color correction, audio, and media management.

Media Composer Control and the Middle Mouse Roller

Hold down the control key and use your middle mouse roller for fine control for many of the Media Composer functions including: Color Correction functions Effect Mode sliders Timeline Navigation. I guess there is a Mac Equivalent with a decent mouse.

Media Composer AutoNotch Tip for Color Grading Preparation

Use Pan and Scan to notch media based on an AAF composition or an old school .edl I came up with this trick in the 90s when Symphony was released and posted it to the Avid List way back when. Hope it helps someone. With this trick you can easily add edits to a videomixdow […]

Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors: Lesson 4

If you’re not getting what you need to succeed—or you’re a former Avid user who switched (we’d love to have you back)—join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe to get started fast. In our fourth “Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7” tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe tackles effects. Learn how to transfer your […]

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 4

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 4

In the fourth of our “Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7” tutorials, we’re ready to give your projects a professional polish with eye-catching effects. In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe demonstrates basic transitions, like dissolves and color flashes. Then, he takes effects to the next level with the 3D Warp tool. Kevin shows […]

Effect Editor Changes in Media Composer 5.5.2

Two updates to Media Composer’s Effect Editor: Start and End Key Frames is now available as a contextual menu pick and the default frame interpolation is now linear.

Creating 3D spinning world in Avid Media Composer

Learn how to use a combination of effects to create a 3D world within Avid Media Composer.

Avid Screencast #52: Let It Snow!

It’s almost Christmas and I did the Santa last year. What’s left? Snow! So this week, we’re going to add snow to an image and we’ll use a couple of advanced options to make it look ab bit more real (or a bit less fake, depending on your perspective).

Avid Screencast #51: Animated Video Playbar with Marquee – Part II

This week, we’ll continue creating a semi-transparent video progress bar as you know them from Youtube et. al. Last week, we created the background elements in Marquee, this week, we’ll create the remaining elements and then animate them in Media Composer.   Here is a direct link to part I below:

Avid Screencast #50: Animated Video Playbar with Marquee – Part I

This week and next, we’ll create a semi-transparent video progress bar as you know them from Youtube et. al. We’ll create the elements in Marquee, then (next week) animate in Media Composer. The cool thing about this approach is that you’ll be able to change the length of the animation to fit your piece of […]

Avid Screencast #48: Surveillance Camera Effect

Distort and degrade your shots to give it the look of surveillance camera footage.

Avid Screencast #38: BCC Pan & Zoom

NOTE: I had to trim this video down because of Youtube length limitations. See the full episode at http://avidscreencast.com/asc38 After last week’s look into Avid’s Pan & Zoom effect, this week we check out the Pan & Zoom effect that is included in Boris Continuum Complete 5 and later. It’s a great effect that is […]

Avid Screencast #37: Avid Pan & Zoom

NOTE: I had to trim this video down severely because of Youtube length limitations. See the full episode at http://avidscreencast.com/asc37 I’ve had several requests for tutorials on Pan and Zoom, so this week and next, this will be out topic. This week, we’ll look into Avid’s own Pan & Zoom effect. It is used to, […]

Avid Screencast #34: Film Flash

Create a Glow-like Film Flash Effect without using Boris Continuum Complete. http://www.avidscreencast.com/asc34  

Episode Sixteen: Cheesy “How-To” transitions Part Three

The final installment in my three part Cheesy Transitions series. As usual, everything is done right inside Media Composer. This is one very, very powerful application!

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