Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

Avid Blogs by Kevin McAuliffe

In the first of our Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 tutorials, I’ll take you through the basics of moving your project from FCP7 to Avid Media Composer 7 with a focus on AMA. Avid Media Access (AMA) is a revolutionary plug-in architecture that lets you connect a supported card, disc, or device and begin viewing and cutting footage right away—no need to transcode media or use other software to view the clips. I will show you where to download the AMA plug-ins for Sony XDCAM, AVCHD, Canon, RED and more. You’ll learn AMA settings and how to link to a volume. New in Media Composer 7 are the FrameFlex tools. I demonstrate how to start working in HD directly from high-res sources with FrameFlex and maintain full creative control of reframing. I wrap up by showing how to easily move your sequence to Media Composer 7 using the free utility, Automatic Duck Pro Export for FCP7. This first lesson is a must see for editors to get up and running with FCP7 projects and footage in MC7—fast.

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