Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating the LEGO BATMAN look with BCC Title Studio

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at how to create the Lego Batman logo look using BCC’s Title Studio. Whether you’re using Title Studio’s standalone or plug-in version, you have a ton of flexibility with this effect, and can create powerful animations that you normally can only do in a compositing application!

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Power Editing Tips – Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about some power editing tips, when it comes to transitions in your timelines, and focuses on the Head/Tail Fade commands and the Transition Manipulation Smart Tool, a great and under utilized tool that gives you complete control over your transitions, in a very visual way!

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating Realistic Camera Shake

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at creating a realistic camera shake effect. The only problem is the best way to do the effect is in After Effects, so, how to you take that information, and transfer it back to Media Composer so you can use it as an effect? That’s where […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Finding Missing Master Clips

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe is addressing another issue that was asked about recently on the Avid Editors of Facebook page, and that is how to get back Master clips that have either been deleted, or are missing (for some reason), from your project. It can seemingly be a frustrating task to track them […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – BCC Lens Flare 3D Advanced Techniques

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at one of the best effects inside of BCC 10, Lens Flare 3D, and shows you how, at first glance, it might seem to be missing some tracking capabilities, but once you look a little further under the hood, you’ll quickly realize how you can integrate […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Premiere Pro Workflows

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a topic that has been hot on the Facebook Media Composer and Premiere Pro pages, and that is sending timelines from one application to another, so in this lesson, Kevin breaks down everything you need to know to make the trip as smooth as possible. Channel: www.youtube.com/letseditMC_avid […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Sapphire/Mocha Integration

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about one of his favorite effects to work with in Media Composer, and that is GenArts S_Effect, and more specifically, how to integrate Mocha Pro’s masking features directly into the Builder tool, so you have more control over your compositing, than you ever did before! Channel: www.youtube.com/letseditMC_avid Facebook: […]

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 […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Sorenson Squeeze Integration

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a great viewer question about Sorenson Squeeze, and how it can interact directly with Avid Media Composer, to automate the process of squeezing (compressing) exports right from your Media Composer timeline! Channel: www.youtube.com/letseditMC_avid Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LetsEditwithM… Twitter: @kpmcauliffe e-mail: kevinpmcauliffe@gmail.com

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating Film Looks with BCC

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about how to create organic looking film looks, using some effects from Boris Continuum Complete. One thing you’ll notice with all the effects that are used, is that the adjustments to the individual effects might be minor, but once they are all combined together, they create a very […]

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-…

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 […]

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