Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7

Avid Blogs by Kevin P McAuliffe

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In the first of our

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 tutorials, I’ll take you through the basics of Project creation, the layout of your Media Composer interface, some common settings including bin and keyboard settings, as well as the Command Palette and shows you some great bin features that will get you organized and keep you organized to get your projects finished faster than ever. This will give you the proper start to make sure that every project you work on is as problem-free as possible.

Kevin P McAuliffe is an Avid Media Composer editor for over 15 years, and one of the Senior Editors at MIJO in Toronto, Canada. Current clients including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and E1 Entertainment to name a few. I can also be found helping out in the Avid Community Get Started Fast customer forum. read more...

Go Pro! Avid Media Composer 7
with Class On demand Training

now just $975.00

Your story—and your career—deserve the best tools available. Why is Media Composer® 7 the choice for pro TV and film editors the world over?

Media Composer 7 for Mac and PC gives you:

  • Open I/O Hardware Support for AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox and more
  • Native DNxHD and ProRes media playback and encoding (Rendering to ProRes only available on Mac-based systems)
  • Fast and flexible real-time delivery of HD from Hi-Res source media
  • Background media processing that works while you play

Get the speed, efficiency, and reliability of the most trusted editing solution in the industry—now just $975 at

The COD Sapphire Card gives you a full-year of unlimited access to more than $2,500 worth of online training. Watch as many On-Demand training courses you can and as often as you like for the next year!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.