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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Avid Media Composer. The course explains how to build sequences, mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, manage and output media, capture and import footage, and troubleshoot common post-production issues.
The Avid Marketplace is a new built-in application that allows you to shop around for stock footage, audio plug-ins, video plug-ins, training materials, and more. In this movie, we'll explore how to shop for and bring in stock footage to your project. Okay, so as of Media Composer 6, we have a new Marketplace heading. I'll go ahead and click on this. And we have lots of places that we can go, but I'm going to choose Media Libraries, and it brings us to a dialog box that opens up the Thought Equity stock-footage-search tool.
Now, you'll have to go to thoughtequity.com ahead of time and set up an account so that you're either immediately brought to the screen or it might have you log in first. I'm logged in now, so I'm all set to search. I'm just going to search for swing dancing because we need some archival shots for our show, and I'll press Enter. Okay, so we got 464 results. Let's definitely qualify that a little bit further. I'm going to search within those results. Let's go ahead and choose archival and I will press Enter.
Notice that I can come along the left side and qualify it further. If I need to have a certain format, if I want to have a certain footage type, go ahead and just click on one of those links and the search results will filter down even more. Now ideally, I would go through all of these results and play through them and pick the best one, but just for the purposes of showing you how to get this back into Avid, I'm going to go ahead and just pick one. Let's go ahead and choose this one here. I'm going to press the plus sign, Add to Stock Footage, and it looks like it's adding my clip to my bin.
Now, it is not adding it to my Avid bin yet; rather, it's adding it to my clip bin here on the Thought Equity Avid Marketplace. So if I go to My Bin, it should be right there in the Stock Footage bin. You can create your own clip bin by coming to this option here. So I'm going to go into Stock Footage and here is my clip, or my comp. And I'm simply going to download this, which is going to bring it into Avid. I'll go ahead and click on Download comps for Stock Footage. It brought up my clip. It has a little bit of information about its size and the instructions for download.
I'm going to go ahead and just click on Download 1 Comp. Notice that it's processing down here and if I come back to my Avid bin, here it is. Now, notice that we're linking to it via AMA. So we have an AMA clip and I can load it into my Source monitor. Notice that it does have a watermark, but I can literally just treat it like any other clip, edit it into my sequence, and then when I'm sure that I want it, I can come back and right-click and Buy Stock Footage, and that will send me right back to the site where I can purchase my stock footage clips.
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