Creating Custom Workspaces in Avid Media Composer

Looking for a way to maximize your efficiency when editing in Avid Media Composer? Check out this tutorial on how to create your own custom workspaces with linked timeline views and map them to your keyboard. Software used: Media Composer 8.5.1 WEBSITE: http://redarrowindustries.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RedArrowIndu…

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 […]

Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts – Lesson 1: Tools

This is Lesson 1 in the Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Series. This lesson focuses on Media Composer’s keyboard shortcuts for tools. For each shortcut we’ll dive into what this feature of Media Composer does as well. More below! Here’s a list of the shortcuts covered: – Audio Tool – Cmd/Ctrl+1 – Calculator – […]

Tutorial: Keyboard Customization for Avid Media Composer

Art of the Cut’s Steve Hullfish explains how to customize your keyboard and keyboard shortcuts for smooth and streamlined editing in Avid Media Composer.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 17 – Basic Editing & Timeline Views

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about basic editing techniques in Avid Media Composer, and also talks about how you can create different timeline views, including Audio Waveform as well as Audio mixing views, to make mulit-tasking in your day to day work, as simple as possible! http://www.provideocoalition.com/kmcauliffe/

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 15 – Bins Part 3: Column Layout Customization

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about setting up the columns in your bin, as well as how to add your own custom columns, and quickly and easily populate the new columns with your relevant data. http://www.provideocoalition.com/kmcauliffe/

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 13 – Bins Part 1: Introduction to Bins

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Bins, the best naming convention to start out with, and how to quickly and easily search for bins in your Media Composer projects.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 12 – Keyboard Settings & Command Palette

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about probably the most important of your settings, and it is the Keyboard Setting. Most people get frustrated right away, as they can’t figure out how to add commands to your keyboard and composer window, but that’s where the Command Palette comes into play, and gives you (almost) […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 10 – Import Settings Part 1 – Supported Codecs

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about your Import settings, and focuses in on a very important aspect of importing, and that is supported codecs inside of Media Composer. If you don’t set up your imports correctly, you’ll end up recompressing your footage, instead of re-wrapping it. You can find the companion article at […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 8 – Export Settings Part 2

In part 2 of our two part look at Export Settings, Kevin P McAuliffe talks how you can export your HD sequences as SD clips, this way avoiding using programs like Adobe’s Media Encoder or Sorenson Squeeze to do your downconversion, and then Kevin talks about the new 8.3.1 update to Media Composer, and how […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 7 – Export Settings Part 1

In part 1 of our two part look at Export Settings, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about how important they are in getting your footage out of Media Composer, and how to set up a Same As Source export, as well as a custom HD export.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 6 – Settings Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins his look at your Settings inside of Media Composer. Settings are what is going to get you up and running quickly on not only your own system, but on other systems you might find yourself on. There are so many options in settings, but Kevin will show you […]

Media Composer – A Closer Look At Import Size Settings

In a couple other Media Composer videos we were talking about not needing to scale up things like Muzzle Flashes when we import into Media Composer. In this video I want to show you this in action so you can see the difference in each of the Image Size Settings when you import. While we […]

Media Composer Quick Tip – Interface Brightness

In this video we look at how to change the brightness of our interface in Avid Media Composer. When you first open Media Composer you will be greeted with a light gray interface. This is easily changed by going to SETTINGS, Interface, and adjusting our slider. These settings will be remembered with your Media Composer […]

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows—Episode 1

Welcome to this first episode of our 5-part tutorial series ‘Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows’ on Avid Blogs. In this lesson Kevin P McAuliffe will give you a general overview of setting up a larger than HD project, and I’ll discuss more of the basic concepts of Media Composer, with the […]

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