We just found this excellent series of Avid Media Composer tutorials on YouTube. Great job by Steven Wyatt and the University of Salford Manchester. 14 videos of about 10 minutes each to help you get started editing with Avid!
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Take a look:
Avid Tutorial Part 1 - Introduction by Steven Wyatt
Avid Tutorial 2 Importing & Transcoding
Avid Tutorial 3 Subclipping
Avid Tutorial 4 Editing Methods
Avid Tutorial 5 Lift & Extract Tools and Button Assignment