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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Background Services

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 […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Sapphire Builder Tool Part 2

In this lesson, part 2 of our look at GenArts Sapphire’s Builder tool, Kevin P McAuliffe goes in depth to show you how he created the “Inner Limits” show opening element he teased in the first part of this tutorial series. As complicated as it might seem, you can quickly and easily create looks like […]

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: Sapphire Builder Part 1

In this beginner tutorial, Avid editor Kevin P. McAuliffe shows how Media Composer editors can easily get up-and-running with the new & improved Sapphire Builder tool to build complex effects using node based compositing. Learn more about Sapphire 10: borisfx.com/pages/sapphire Learn more about Boris FX: borisfx.com

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 […]

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