Avid Media Composer High-Res Workflows Tutorials
Our good friend Kevin P McAuliffe has posted a new series of Avid Media Composer tutorials on the Avid blogs that focus on how to improve your high-res workflows when you edit in Media Composer. In this series he walks us through setting your project and timeline, transcoding and linking, working with FrameFlex and LUTs, using custom frame sizes and more. With these tutorials you'll be mastering high-res workflows in no time at all with Avid Media Composer! Note: These tutorials are based on using Media Composer 8.0+. If you are on an older version of Media Composer, for a limited time only, you can upgrade to the latest version for $479!

Episode 1: Setting up Larger than HD Projects

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 I 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 focus being on High Resolution formats, as well as some other great new features:
  • Exploring the new Project Settings Window
  • Switching formats inside a project
  • DNxHR and other high-res codecs
  • Quick Find Search the Timeline, Bins and project.

Episode 2: Linking to High-Res Footage

Welcome to the second episode of our 5-part tutorial series ‘Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows on Avid Blogs. This lesson focuses on the core concept of linking and transcoding, and everything an editor or assistant editor needs to know to make sure their media appears properly, and in the right codec and resolution, in their project. In this video I cover:
  • Downloading AMA plug-ins
  • Linking to high-res files
  • Working with FrameFlex
  • Transcoding the linked high-res footage.

Episode 3: Editing in High-Res Projects

Welcome to the third episode of our 5-part tutorial series ‘Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows on Avid Blogs. In this video, I will focus on editing in High Res projects specifically; starting with the concept of Color Encoding and FrameFlex adjustments, explaining how to use the Proxy Timeline, as well as looking at stylistic adjustments like LUTs. Finally, I will show you three handy new features in Media Composer (Mask Margins, Display Color Space, and Color Info Tool).

Episode 4: Working with Custom Frame Size Projects

Welcome to the fourth episode of our 5-part tutorial series ‘Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows on Avid Blogs. Using an Instagram project as an example, in this lesson I will show you how to set up and work with Custom Frame Sizes; from adjusting your footage and clips with FrameFlex to using Newblue Titler Pro for titling.
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