Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding media resolutions and locations, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
In Final Cut Pro, we set the scratch disk location;…in Media Composer, we use the Media Creation Settings.…In both cases, we're setting up rules ahead of time for where to send media when…it's imported, captured, or generated.…Under the Final Cut Pro menu, we have the System Settings.…It's here that we can specify when media is sent, when it's captured or…when it's rendered.…The same place in Media Composer is called the Media Creation Settings.…
We can access it two ways.…We can either go to our Settings tab in the project window and scroll down and…find Media Creation that way.…There it is. Or alternatively, I could go to the Tools menu and drop down to…Media Creation this way instead.…And you could see Command+5 is the keyboard shortcut to bring this dialog up.…So just like when I create a project in Final Cut, I should always first go…to my Scratch Disk Location and check the integrity of that, the same is true…with Media Composer.…
When I create a project in Media Composer, I want to come to the Media…
- 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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