Moving to Avid? These Resources Will Help You Make The Jump

Premiumbeat by Jonny Elwyn

Here’s a roundup of FREE resources to help get your started video editing with Avid Media Composer, especially if you’re an experienced Final Cut Pro editor.

Avid Media Composer is probably the video editing system you’ll hear about most frequently when watching behind the scenes featurettes of big Hollywood films or in interviews with network TV editors. This is largely because of its shared storage capabilities and the way in which its much easier for multiple editors to work on the same project at the same time. If you are starting out in the industry today and wondering which NLE to start learning, I would recommend starting with Avid. Its been around the longest, a lot of the big post production operations are already firmly embedded with it and if you want to one day be editing features and TV they’ll most likely be cutting on Avid. That said – it never hurts to know more than one editing platform!

2 Hour Lecture with Long Form Documentary TV Editor Mark Chesak

When you get started with this video jump to 6:30 and then sit back and enjoy a great lecture with editor Mark Chesak, who talks through some of the differences between Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer. He then goes on to share some of his editorial tips and tricks, especially when it comes to wrangling hundreds of hours of footage in giant documentary projects. This is a great introductory lesson for new Avid editors, especially those moving from FCP7. read more...

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Avid Media Composer 6.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Editors $979.00 Avid Media Composer 6.5 Upgrade from Avid Media Composer, Xpress DV, Xpress Pro $588.00 Avid Symphony 6.5 Upgrade from Media Composer $979.00

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