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Using the exercise files

From: Avid Media Composer 5 Getting Started

Video: Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. In this case, we've downloaded our files to the desktop. If I double-click on this, you can see what's inside the Exercise Files folder. There are three folders, whose contents we need to put into three different locations. First of all, copy to Avid projects: Inside here are the Avid projects we're going to be using.

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. In this case, we've downloaded our files to the desktop. If I double-click on this, you can see what's inside the Exercise Files folder. There are three folders, whose contents we need to put into three different locations. First of all, copy to Avid projects: Inside here are the Avid projects we're going to be using.

I'm going to select them, I'm going to right-click and copy them, and then I'm going to come to My Documents. And in My Documents, there's an Avid Projects folder. Inside there is where I'm going to paste these. If I'm using a Mac, I'd want to place these in the Avid Projects folder, inside of your Documents folder. Next, here in the Exercise Files, we've got Copy to Desktop. So if I go in here, I want to select this, copy this, and then go to my desktop and paste.

And of course, that would be the same if you're on a Mac or a PC. Finally, back in Exercise Files, we have a third folder called Copy to Media Drive. If I go inside there, I have a folder called Avid Media Files. I am going to take this, I'm going to copy it, and I'm going to place it, in this particular case, on the root of my Media drive.

Now if you guys don't have a media drive, then it's perfectly permissible for this course to put them on the root of your C Drive, if you're on a PC, or if you're on a Mac, on the root of your Macintosh hard disk. Okay, now that I've moved the contents of this folder to my Avid Projects folder, and I've moved the contents of this folder to the desktop, and the contents of this folder to the root of my Media Drive, or the primary drive on my system, I can go ahead and take the exercise files, cut them, place them somewhere as a backup.

After I've done that, the only thing remaining on my desktop should be this folder here, MC getting started resources. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can follow along from scratch, or with your own assets. Let's get started.

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Avid Media Composer 5 Getting Started

36 video lessons · 6044 viewers

Steve Holyhead
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  1. 4m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 42s
  2. 21m 40s
    1. Starting Media Composer and creating a new project
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding Media Composer
      5m 47s
    3. Working with clips, bins, folders, and the Project window
      3m 44s
    4. Saving and backing up your work
      4m 16s
    5. Retrieving a project from the Attic
      3m 38s
  3. 27m 58s
    1. Understanding media formats and the Format tab
      8m 25s
    2. Importing media
      6m 11s
    3. Linking to media using AMA
      5m 43s
    4. Accessing media from other projects
      2m 56s
    5. Working with clips in the bin
      4m 43s
  4. 23m 49s
    1. Getting started with editing
      7m 25s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 39s
    3. Removing material from your sequence
      6m 20s
    4. Editing segments in the Timeline
      4m 25s
  5. 30m 44s
    1. Using Splice, Overwrite, and three-point editing
      5m 25s
    2. Understanding trim concepts
      4m 39s
    3. Working with trim techniques
      6m 6s
    4. Using the Timeline
      7m 49s
    5. Building multitrack sequences
      6m 45s
  6. 14m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and pan
      6m 42s
    2. Diving deeper into audio
      7m 39s
  7. 23m 8s
    1. Setting quick transitions
      5m 33s
    2. Working in the Effects palette
      3m 42s
    3. Keyframing effects
      7m 1s
    4. Setting system performance and rendering effects
      6m 52s
  8. 17m 37s
    1. Creating freeze-frames and motion clips
      4m 40s
    2. Understanding timewarp effects
      7m 15s
    3. Understanding Timeline compositing
      5m 42s
  9. 19m 44s
    1. Working with basic color correction
      7m 13s
    2. Stabilizing shaky footage
      1m 44s
    3. Creating a basic title
      5m 0s
    4. Mixing down video and audio
      5m 47s
  10. 6m 33s
    1. Building the final output
      6m 33s
  11. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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