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Avid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription WatersAvid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription Waters

Now Avid is dipping their toes into the subscription model and for editors everywhere, this is a GREAT development. Avid offering the subscription model plays well into the small shop / independent editor / independent post house extremely well

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Walter Biscardi
AVID
Avid Goes Everywhere with Collaborative Workflow ToolsAvid Goes Everywhere with Collaborative Workflow Tools

Flexible workflows put sharing and collaboration at the forefront of Avid's redefined toolset, and a subscription-based Media Composer options put the software within reach for many content creators.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Wall
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit CrawlsLearn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to add logos to your title crawls, by introducing Photoshop to your Media Composer workflow. What might seem to be limitations inside of Media Composer can bypassed by unitizing the Marquee Title Tool! Once you see how easy this technique is, you'll be adding logos to every one of your title crawls.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer 6 - Lesson 1: Getting StartedLearn Avid's Media Composer 6 - Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe gets you started in Avid's Media Composer 6, and talks about some important concepts that you need to understand before you start editing. This tutorial series will teach you everything you need to know about not only Avid's Media Composer, but Avid's Symphony as well.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all the Symphony editors out there how to create a Michael Bay inspired film look right from within their Symphony timeline. Everything that is shown in this tutorial is designed to get you excited to stay in your NLE which not only saves you time, but will make you more money in the end!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlexLearn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FrameFlex feature inside of Media Composer 7. Ideal for working with large frame sizes inside of HD and SD timelines, this new feature is almost a hidden gem, as it's automatically added to your clips, once you drop them in the timeline. The trick for you is knowing how to harness its power.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
EDL, a tutorial from Dennis KutcheraEDL, a tutorial from Dennis Kutchera

There are more modern ways of exchanging edit information such as OMF and AAF, but not everyone is going to have this. Media 100 now has OMF export as an extra option in version 8 and Final Cut Pro is supported through an OMF export plug in from Automatic Duck. But the old EDL text file is still with us. If you must use an EDL, you are going to be in for some frustration if you do not follow these procedures that Dennis Kutchera shares with us.

Tutorial
Dennis Kutchera
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio EffectsLearn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces the Audio EQ tool, as well as the Audio Suite Plug-ins. These great tools let you create audio effects like the "telephone" effect, as well as letting you speed up and slow down audio, to make it fit wherever you need it to, in your timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe's After Effects CC. Since every video wall needs video clips as the base, Kevin starts out inside of Avid's Media Composer, and does all the prep work there, and then switches over to AE CC to quickly and easily build a complex video wall.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer ModesLearn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Transfer Modes, or Blend Modes as they are more commonly referred to, and how even though most editors think that you cannot work with them inside of Media Composer, you actually have the tools right at your fingertips...you probably just don't realize it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 11: Importing & AMA Linking ToLearn Media Composer Lesson 11: Importing & AMA Linking To

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the last two "common" ways to bring footage into Media Composer, and that is importing and AMA linking to, and discusses why it's important that FCP editors switching to Media Composer are going to want to pick the right one, so they are up and running as quickly as possible.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4

In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users out there, specifically ones who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple's Motion 5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Multicam Editing in Avid Media ComposerMulticam Editing in Avid Media Composer

In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to edit multicam footage with no timecode reference in Avid's Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & TranscodingLearn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows off a new feature inside of Media Composer 7, and that's Background Consolidating and Transcoding. Not only can this great new feature be used from within the editing application, but you can also set up external folders, and C/T without even knowing that it's happening!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don't always need to go to a compositing application to create what might seem like a complex video wall. What Kevin is going to show you, in many cases, is created with a plug-in, but once you see how easy it is to create right in your timeline, it will be an effect you can pull out anytime to amaze your client!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 36: Advanced Audio Export Part 4Learn Media Composer Lesson 36: Advanced Audio Export Part 4

OMF Export for Audio Post: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to set up a preset for exporting the audio in your sequence for audio post. He also shows you the ideal type of video file to export, so your audio engineer can check sync, and even shows you how simple it is to import your mix into a 3rd party audio mixing application, in this case, Adobe's Audition.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 19: Avid Title Tool Part ONELearn Media Composer Lesson 19: Avid Title Tool Part ONE

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts off his look at the Avid Title tool by talking about the basics, like the setup and launching of the title tool, creation of text, adjusting colors, adding shadows, and saving out to your timeline. Once you've watched this lesson, you'll be able to create a basic title for just about any project you are working on.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 8: Composer SettingsLearn Media Composer Lesson 8: Composer Settings

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about organizing your editing interface by adjusting your Composer settings. These settings, if used and set correctly, will give you all the timecode information you need when editing, without having to searching through bins to find it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 6: Capturing Part ONELearn Media Composer Lesson 6: Capturing Part ONE

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about settings, this time talking about the capture setting, and he gives a tour of the capture tool, and gives some tips on how to get yourself even more organized when you are editing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 9: Export SettingsLearn Media Composer Lesson 9: Export Settings

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about export settings, and how with a little forward thinking, you will be able to create multiple export templates, so exporting your final product is as simple as clicking a little checkbox.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 14: Basic TransitionsLearn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 14: Basic Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about working with basic transitions in your timeline. He shows you the long way, and the short way to access the effects, and also shows you everything you need to know to adjust transitions once they've been applied in your timeline, as well as quick ways to add transitions to multiple clips.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 15: Effects: 3D Warp ToolLearn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 15: Effects: 3D Warp Tool

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to effects work inside of Media Composer, by showing you the 3D Warp Tool. It's the equivalent to the clip based parameter adjustments (Scale, Position, Rotation, etc) you can make inside of FCP or Premiere Pro CS6. This is going to be your "go to" effect while editing, and this primer lesson is a must, if you want to start doing effects work in your sequences.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about encoding your exported Media Composer timelines using Apple's Compressor. This lesson is specifically focused on Editors who have made the switch from Final Cut Pro/Studio to Avid's Media Composer, but still want to get the most out of the applications in the bundle, and not have to use a new third party encoding application. Compressor has some huge workflow enhancements like Droplets, that will make the encoding process a breeze.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction TWOLearn Media Composer Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction TWO

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at basic color correction by talking about what to do in situations where the color of an image has been altered (incorrect White Balance, for example) from what would be considered "normal". He gives you a basic overview of the color wheels and how simple they are to use, to achieve the "proper" look across all the clips in your timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 2: The Interface & Intro to BinsLearn Media Composer Lesson 2: The Interface & Intro to Bins

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces you to the Media Composer interface, talks about Bins and the important part they play in your workflow, and begins his talk about Settings, and how you will use them to not only help your workflow, but help you out of problems when you run into them.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
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