Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the similarities and differences, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
When you learn to ride a bicycle, or you take your first trip down the ski slope, …there comes a moment where if you are going to succeed, you must stop…looking all the reasons this endeavor is going to fail and start concentrating…only on that which will enable you.…I am going to ask you to do the same thing right now with me.…We are going to dive straight into Media Composer and start looking around.…Now, if you're anything like me, over the course of chapter one your…inquisitive mind will cry out, "but why?" or "how come?" or "what's that?" in response…to the things that you may see or hear, but I want you to ignore the impulse.…
Instead I want you to come along for the ride, just absorb.…Confident that the path that you are taking is designed to answer those…questions as rapidly and efficiently as possible.…By comparing the Media Composer interface and as many basic controls as possible…with that of Final Cut Pro, we'll see plenty of similarity between the two…environments, plus this first chapter will create common ground for us, upon…
- Working with clips, bins, folders and the project window
- Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
- Importing video, audio, and graphics
- Accessing clips from other projects
- Comparing backup structure
- Organizing media and project assets
- Understanding media resolution and locations
- Editing in the timeline
- Mixing audio
- Compositing with keyframes
- Creating titles
- Color correcting footage
- Preparing and outputting master sequences
Skill Level Beginner
1. Comparing Interface and Application Basics
2. Understanding Media, Projects, and Levels of Organization
Comparing backup structure9m 51s
3. Taking Control of Media Composer
4. Linking, Importing, and Managing Media
5. Organizing, Viewing, Logging, and Searching
6. Understanding the Basics of Editing
7. Editing in the Timeline
8. Understanding Audio
9. Adding Effects and Finishing
10. Delivering Masters for Web, DVD, and More
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