has put together five videos that help you quickly get started with Avid Media Composer 7:
In the first of our ‘Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7’ tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe, will take you through the basics of Project creation, the layout of your Media Composer interface, some common settings including bin and keyboard settings, as well as the Command Palette and shows you some great bin features that will get you organized and keep you organized to get your projects finished faster than ever. This will give you the proper start to make sure that every project you work on is as problem-free as possible.
Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to get your footage into Media Composer. Whether you’re digitizing from tape, importing media from another NLE or compositing application, or AMA linking to it, this lesson will get your footage ready to edit in no time. Covering more than just the basics, Kevin also gives a sneak peek at two new features designed to speed up your overall workflow—FrameFlex and Consolidating/Transcoding in the background.
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe demonstrates basic editing technique in Avid Media Composer. He reveals how to perform a music mix fast, and how to trim footage in your timeline like a pro. Kevin completes this lesson by showing how easy it is to create eye-catching titles. This lesson gives you the foundation to start working on any project that comes your way—fast.
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 how simple it is to add animation to any effect with basic keyframing. To wrap up the lesson, you’ll learn how integrate elements created in third-party compositing applications with a demonstration of matte keys and alpha channels.
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 tape, you’ll learn how to get the right export every time. Kevin also explains how to export your sequence for an Avid Pro Tools audio session. If you are sending your timelines to audio post, this lesson is a must see.
As a next step, you can read my Avid Workflow Tutorials here.