2 Day introduction to AVID Media Composer


This two-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of AVID Media Composer. In this course, you willlearn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.



This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video using AVID Media Composer. Understanding of basic computer navigation is desired. The course is designed for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the full functionality of AVID Media Composer.


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Basic knowledge of computer navigation


This 3 day course covers the following areas:

  1. Project Set Up 
  2. Bins and Sequences  
  3. Thumbnail viewing in List Mode  
  4. Importing Media  
  5. The Video, Audio, Effects 
  6. The Zoom and View Buttons  
  7. Video Effects Editor 
  8. Previewing Clips
  9. adjustments  
  10. Playing Video and Audio  
  11. Loading Stills  
  12. Timecode Navigation  
  13. Creating Subclips  
  14. Preparing clips for Timeline  
  15. Marking Ins and Outs  
  16. Split Edits  
  17. Using Tracks 
  18. AV Patching  
  19. The Timeline and the Playhead  
  20. 3 point Editing  
  21. Overwrite V Insert edits 
  22. Smart tools  
  23. Edit Smart tools, trim smart tools, transition smart tools 
  24. Adding, deleting and monitoring Tracks  
  25. Enabling Video and Audio Tracks in the
  26. Timeline editing 
  27. TC in the Timeline/Canvas  
  28. Trim Monotor, Trim short cuts  
  29. Snapping controls  
  30. Linked selections  
  31. Real Time effects 
  32. Enhanced Media Management  
  33. Native codec editing  
  34. Audio Keyframing 
  35. Selection tools  
  36. Editing tools  
  37. Razor Blade tool  
  38. Keyboard short cuts  
  39. Advanced transitions 
  40. Transition/Filter FX  
  41. Quick Transitions  
  42. Applying Filters to a Clip  
  43. Applying and adjusting transitions to a cut  
  44. Color Correction  
  45. Saving a Custom effect 
  46. Applying and adjusting a filter on Clips  
  47. Adding and Deleting Keyframes  
  48. Creating Smooth Keyframes  
  49. Blobbing 
  50. Time Ramping  
  51. Text Generators : AVID Marquee 
  52. Motion and Scale FX  
  53. Motion Effects  
  54. Composite Effects 
  55. Rendering FX  
  56. The Render Quality Settings  
  57. Rendering a Selection  
  58. Rendering the Timeline  
  59. Nesting Effects  
  60. Output To File: QuickTime  
  61. Export options  
  62. Importing at a lower compression RToffline  
  63. finish program at full resolution  
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