Avid Media Composer Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

by Jonny Elwyn

Learning Avid – A collection of useful links

I’ve recently bought Avid and so have been on the look out for all the tips, tricks and tutorials I can find. Here are a whole host of the ones I’ve spotted recently. I also posted on Premiumbeat.com with some great resources for editors looking to make the jump to Avid. I guess this post is a continuation of that one, so do check it out too.

Free Avid Media Composer 6.5 Video Tutorials

Avid’s own official community forums have a wealth of white papers, free pdfs and links to check out. Most importantly is probably the link to Kevin P McAuliffe’s extensive 42 part free video tutorial series over on Creative Cow covering almost every aspect of using Media Composer, from basic edits to audio mixing and creating titles and effects. Awesome.

Ashley Kennedy from Premiumbeat demonstrates how to customise and set up preset UI layouts to speed up your Avid editing workflow in the video tutorials below and has also written up how to use the Automatic Color Correction toolset in Avid to quickly improve the look of your footage.

Avid Quick Tips

Wim Van den Broeck (@editorbelga) has posted a couple of useful tips on his twitter feed including this one on how to change the colour of any clip or track in Avid. By Alt (option) clicking on any of the 16 colours you can customise them to your hearts content. read more...

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