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Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training
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Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Ashley Kennedy. Welcome to Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training. In this course I'll show you basic and intermediate editing techniques as we build sequences, everything from simple montages to more complex interview-based packages. We'll take a look at how to mix audio, as well as how to perform color correction to fix and enhance your footage. We'll explore how to apply all types of effects, including compositing effects, color effects, and titles so that you can enrich your program to it's fullest.
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  1. 10m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 39s
    3. Check it out: Overview of changes from version 6 to 7 (NEW)
      6m 58s
  2. 22m 41s
    1. Touring the Select Project window
      4m 30s
    2. Exploring bins
      4m 24s
    3. Customizing user settings
      3m 36s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 58s
    5. Saving and backing up the project
      4m 13s
  3. 57m 27s
    1. Touring the Composer Monitor and the Timeline
      2m 29s
    2. Touring the Edit interface
      5m 6s
    3. Splicing shots
      7m 43s
    4. Splicing non-linearly
      2m 43s
    5. Overwriting shots
      4m 35s
    6. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 38s
    7. Using Segment mode (Extract/Splice) to switch shots
      6m 37s
    8. Using Segment mode (Lift/Overwrite) to move shots
      6m 31s
    9. Using Extract/Splice and Lift/Overwrite together
      3m 32s
    10. Manipulating the Timeline directly
      4m 34s
    11. Creating subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    12. Adding multiple video and audio tracks
      5m 11s
  4. 20m 49s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 19s
    2. Performing single-roller trims
      5m 15s
    3. Performing dual-roller trims
      3m 54s
    4. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      5m 4s
    5. Understanding sync
      3m 17s
  5. 54m 24s
    1. Navigating with JKL
      3m 26s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      4m 47s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Customizing the Timeline
      4m 54s
    5. Using bin layouts
      3m 46s
    6. Using workspaces
      6m 42s
    7. Sorting and sifting clips
      5m 57s
    8. Using the Find tool
      5m 13s
    9. Using markers
      5m 54s
    10. Using PhraseFind
      3m 21s
    11. Using ScriptSync
      4m 20s
  6. 20m 43s
    1. Trimming with JKL
      4m 53s
    2. Performing Slip edits
      6m 1s
    3. Performing Slide edits
      5m 39s
    4. Performing Replace edits
      4m 10s
  7. 38m 7s
    1. Reading audio levels and pan (NEW)
      3m 46s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline (NEW)
      5m 54s
    3. Using the audio mixer (NEW)
      10m 37s
    4. Keyframing audio (NEW)
      7m 16s
    5. Adjusting audio EQ and removing background noise (NEW)
      10m 34s
  8. 55m 3s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      4m 6s
    2. Using the Transition Manipulation tool
      3m 12s
    3. Using the Effects palette and the Effect Editor
      6m 2s
    4. Keyframing segment effects
      5m 30s
    5. Nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 55s
    6. Saving effect templates
      3m 23s
    7. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 7s
    8. Using the picture-in-picture (PIP) effect
      5m 14s
    9. Using the Color effect
      4m 24s
    10. Creating basic motion effects
      6m 55s
    11. Using Timewarp
      6m 15s
  9. 11m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      6m 13s
    2. Rendering intelligently
      5m 35s
  10. 26m 44s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      2m 27s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      7m 16s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      5m 50s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      5m 34s
    5. Using auto color correction
      5m 37s
  11. 30m 11s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      5m 32s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      5m 18s
    3. Using title templates
      3m 45s
    4. Bringing the title into Media Composer
      3m 54s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 18s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      5m 14s
    7. Using AutoTitler
      4m 10s
  12. 40m 47s
    1. Importing files
      6m 47s
    2. Linking to files using Avid Media Access (AMA) (NEW)
      8m 10s
    3. Linking to hi-res stills
      5m 59s
    4. Working with FrameFlex (NEW)
      3m 36s
    5. Using the Avid Marketplace
      2m 50s
    6. Using the Capture tool
      5m 19s
    7. Capturing footage
      3m 41s
    8. Batch capturing
      4m 25s
  13. 13m 0s
    1. Deleting material from the bin
      5m 29s
    2. Understanding the Media tool
      4m 47s
    3. Deleting unreferenced clips
      2m 44s
  14. 17m 35s
    1. Preparing your sequence for output
      5m 44s
    2. Performing a digital cut
      5m 26s
    3. Exporting your sequence as a file
      6m 25s
  15. 20m 28s
    1. Solving offline media
      6m 48s
    2. Relinking media (NEW)
      4m 26s
    3. Resetting Avid settings
      5m 9s
    4. Using the Avid Attic
      4m 5s
  16. 44s
    1. Additional resources
      44s

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Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training
7h 21m Beginner Nov 05, 2013

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Avid Media Composer is among the dominant nonlinear editing solutions in the film and television industry and it's a must-know for aspiring filmmakers. Join author Ashley Kennedy in this course, as she demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Media Composer. Learn how to build sequences—everything from simple montages to more complex, interview-based packages—and mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, capture and import footage, manage and output media, and troubleshoot common post-production issues, so you'll be prepared to take your movie all the way from concept to creation. Note: This course is an update to Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training, with additional movies to reflect applicable changes in version 7.

Topics include:
  • Adding and removing shots to build multi-track sequences
  • Trimming shots to fine-tune sequences
  • Exploring navigation shortcuts and project management strategies
  • Customizing the editing workspace
  • Using advanced editing and trimming methods
  • Adjusting audio levels and pan
  • Applying, nesting, compositing, and revising video effects
  • Creating titles
  • Understanding the relationship between rendering and system performance
  • Incorporating intelligent media management strategies
  • Ingesting, exporting, and troubleshooting your material
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Media Composer
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

Welcome

Hi, I'm Ashley Kennedy. Welcome to Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training. In this course I'll show you basic and intermediate editing techniques as we build sequences, everything from simple montages to more complex interview-based packages. We'll take a look at how to mix audio, as well as how to perform color correction to fix and enhance your footage. We'll explore how to apply all types of effects, including compositing effects, color effects, and titles so that you can enrich your program to it's fullest.

We'll dive into Avid's powerful metadata searching and script base options, so that you can find exactly what you need. And I'll demonstrate how to input, output, and troubleshoot your footage so that you can take a project from concept to creation with ease. So let's have fun as we begin to peel back the many exciting layers of video editing in Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training.

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