Diving Into Media Composer From FCP: Series Introduction

EditingWhiz by Conner Crosby

Switching to a new editing software is a hard thing to do. You have to go out of your comfort zone – going from a program that you know (and love) to a foreign one. After almost a year of debating, I have decided to make the switch from Apple Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 6. I know it’s going to be tough, but with extremely helpful videos from Avid and Kevin P McAuliffe, as well as articles from ProVideo Coalition.com and more, I know I’ll pull through.

In this series of posts, I am going to describe my transition from FCP7 to MC6. I’ll post things I found helpful, things I like, things I don’t like, and more. I am hoping that people who read these articles will also be able to make the transition from Final Cut to Avid as well.

Before I begin, I think I should briefly explain who I am and what I do for those who do not know. My name is Connor Crosby – the creator of EditingWhiz.com. What might be surprising to some is I am a student filmmaker. I have been editing and creating videos since I was in fourth grade. I started using Final Cut Pro back in 2006 thanks to a local access TV station. Prior to that, I was using Adobe Premiere. Since then, I have produced many short films and award-winning documentaries (including Hard Truth, Levity and Hope). read more...

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