Creative COW by Kevin P McAuliffe
This tutorial series will teach you everything you need to know about not only Avid's Media Composer, but Avid's Symphony as well. You can follow this link to the Creative COW Podcasts : Avid Media Composer Podcast landing page.
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.
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Learn Avid's Media Composer 6 - 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.
Kevin then 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. HD Tutorial 2
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins at the top of the Settings window by looking at the Audio and Audio Project settings, and how a commonly overlooked setting can really get you into trouble, if you don't know what you're looking for. HD Tutorial 3
In part one of this two part look at Bins, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about creating not only customized bin views, but also shows some great hidden gems to really organize your projects so all of your edit sessions go as smoothly as possible. HD Tutorial 4
Learn Media Composer Lesson 5: Bins PART TWO
In part two at our look at Bins inside of Media Composer/Symphony, Kevin P McAuliffe gets more in-depth with organization, and shows you some great quick tips to not only better organize your projects, but also help speed up that organizational process. HD Tutorial 5
Learn 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. HD Tutorial 6
Learn Media Composer Lesson 7: Capturing Part TWO
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe picks up right where he left off in part 1, and shows you how to log clips for batch capturing.
Kevin also shows you the capture settings you're going to want to know, to get your footage into Media Composer asquickly as possible. He also shows you that all the capture settings are not necessarily in your "Capture Settings" setting. HD Tutorial 7
Learn Avid's 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.HD Tutorial 8