Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors: Lesson 2

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. http://www.avidblogs.com/fcp7fast/ In the second of our “Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7” tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe highlights key differences between […]

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 5

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 5

In the fifth and final of our “Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7” tutorials, we wrap-up our introductory look at Avid editing. In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe demonstrates how to move your finished project from Media Composer. Whether you are destined for the web, creating a DVD or Blu-Ray, or outputting to […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_87 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe’s After Effects CC. Since every video wall needs videos clips as their base, Kevin starts out inside of Avid’s Media Composer, and does all the prep work there, and then switches over to AE CC to quickly and easily […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_83 In this first of a multi-part tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at setting up your Media Composer or Symphony timelines for creating SD DVD’s. He covers formatting issues you need to keep in mind, as well as the proper way to export your sequence in three important, but very different ways.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_81 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s e-mail about creating multichannel audio exports. Most people think that this is a hardware limitation for most PC’s and Mac’s, but Kevin quickly shows you that this is very easy to set up right from within your export settings, and once you have a preset, […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_80 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s question about how to create client approval Quick Time files in MC/Symphony. To take things to the next level, Kevin also shows you how to create HD YouTube files ready to upload to show your work to the masses.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 74: Import, QC and Export

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_74 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers another viewer e-mail from someone who’s having quality issues when importing into Media Composer. Kevin goes over some importing tips, and shows you how to make sure you’re monitoring the highest possible quality in the NLE application, and then he discusses a common exporting problem, and takes […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 36: Advanced Exporting Part 4

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_36 OMF Export for Audio Post: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to set up a preset for exporting the audio in your sequence for audio post. He also shows you the ideal type of video file to export, so your audio engineer can check sync, and even shows […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 35: Advanced Exporting Part 3

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_35 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a "hidden" gem inside of Media Composer and Symphony, and that is how to export a multichannel audio file. Most editors think that is is not possible in MC/Symphony, but Kevin shows you just how easy it is in a few short steps.  

Learn Media Composer Lesson 34: Advanced Exporting Part 2

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_34 HD to SD Centercut: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the importance of setting your title safe markers correctly to properly downconvert HD footage and centercut it, so that the image fills an entire 4×3 frame.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 33: Advanced Exporting Part 1

ibrary.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_33 HD to SD Letterbox: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don’t need any third party applications to create SD Letterboxed content from your HD footage. Not only does he show you how easy it is, but also shows you a great trick to get around titling issues when downconverting. Note […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 9: Export Settings

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_9 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about export settings, and how with a little forward thinking, you will be able to create multiple export templates, so exporting your final product is as simple as clicking a little checkbox.

Avid Media Composer/Symphony 6 Sony NEX FS100 Complete Workflow 11min Guide

Works for all AVCHD cameras Make sure to download the AVCHD plugin from Avid’s website. It’s required for this workflow: avid.com/ama I’m using Symphony 6 here but the workflow is identical in Media Composer. We start with AMA native AVCHD playback, then cut offline DNxHD36 files and relink to the originals, and then wrap up […]

Avid Media Composer / Symphony 6 Canon DSLR Complete Workflow Guide

Works for all Canon DSLRs. I’m using Symphony 6 here but the workflow is identical in Media Composer. We start with AMA native H.264 playback, then cut offline DNxHD36 files and relink to the originals, and then wrap up with encoding for the web using Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 and x264. Follow me on twitter for […]

Avid Media Composer 6 – Exporting Media

Exporting Media from Avid Media Composer 6 – Excerpt from Avid 6 Core Training

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