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Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 15: Effects: 3D Warp Tool

Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 15: Effects: 3D Warp Tool
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to effects work inside of Media Composer, by showing you the 3D Warp Tool. It's the equivalent to the clip based parameter adjustments (Scale, Position, Rotation, etc) you can make inside of FCP or Premiere Pro CS6. This is going to be your "go to" effect while editing, and this primer lesson is a must, if you want to start doing effects work in your sequences.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 14: Basic Transitions

Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 14: Basic Transitions
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about working with basic transitions in your timeline. He shows you the long way, and the short way to access the effects, and also shows you everything you need to know to adjust transitions once they've been applied in your timeline, as well as quick ways to add transitions to multiple clips.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
IBC 2012: AVID's Worldwide Collaboration & Delivery

IBC 2012: AVID's Worldwide Collaboration & Delivery

At IBC 2012, the Avid stand sports a globe, an icon of what the company is showing: more emphasis on worldwide collaboration and delivery to multiple screens. In addition to enhancements to the entire Media Composer 6.5 family, Avid unveiled Interplay Production 2.7, with support for Interplay Sphere, ISIS 2000, Avid DNxHD 85/100 and Media Composer 6.5/NewsCutter 10.5. Also new were advances to its asset-based workflow solutions. Interplay MAM (Media Asset Management) Active Archive and a new ProTools/HD Native Thunderbolt interface.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 13: Basic Editing

Learn Avid's Media Composer Lesson 13: Basic Editing
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe walks you though the basics of editing, and discusses one of the most fundamental processes all editors need to understand, and that is 3-point editing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 12: Settings Wrap Up

Learn Media Composer Lesson 12: Settings Wrap Up
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at the main settings you will need to get up and running in Media Composer by looking at the Marquee Title, Media Creation, Timeline and Workspace settings.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 11: Importing & AMA Linking To

Learn Media Composer Lesson 11: Importing & AMA Linking To
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the last two "common" ways to bring footage into Media Composer, and that is importing and AMA linking to, and discusses why it's important that FCP editors switching to Media Composer are going to want to pick the right one, so they are up and running as quickly as possible.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 10: Keyboard Settings

Learn Media Composer Lesson 10: Keyboard Settings
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses probably the most important setting, and that is the keyboard setting. He also shows you, how in conjunction with the command palette, you will be able to map just about any command to any button on your keyboard or editing interface, and even talks about why you might not want to do just that.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 9: Export Settings

Learn Media Composer Lesson 9: Export Settings
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about export settings, and how with a little forward thinking, you will be able to create multiple export templates, so exporting your final product is as simple as clicking a little checkbox.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 8: Composer Settings

Learn Media Composer Lesson 8: Composer Settings
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about organizing your editing interface by adjusting your Composer settings. These settings, if used and set correctly, will give you all the timecode information you need when editing, without having to searching through bins to find it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 7: Capturing Part TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 7: Capturing Part TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe picks up right where he left off in part 1, and shows you how to log clips for batch capturing, and then gets in and shows you the capture settings you're going to want to know, to get your footage into Media Composer as quickly as possible. He also shows you that all the capture settings are not necessarily in your "Capture Settings" setting.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 6: Capturing Part ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 6: Capturing Part ONE
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about settings, this time talking about the capture setting, and he gives a tour of the capture tool, and gives some tips on how to get yourself even more organized when you are editing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 5: Bins PART TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 5: Bins PART TWO
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In part two at our look at Bins inside of Media Composer/Symphony, Kevin P McAuliffe gets more in-depth with organization, and shows you some great quick tips to not only better organize your projects, but also help speed up that organizational process to get you editing a lot quicker.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 4: Bins PART ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 4: Bins PART ONE
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In part one of this two part look at Bins, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about creating not only customized bin views, but also shows some great hidden gems to really organize your projects so all of your edit sessions go as smoothly as possible.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 3: Audio Settings

Learn Media Composer Lesson 3: Audio Settings
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins at the top of the Settings window by looking at the Audio and Audio Project settings, and how a commonly overlooked setting can really get you into trouble, if you don't know what you're looking for.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 2: The Interface & Intro to Bins

Learn Media Composer Lesson 2: The Interface & Intro to Bins
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces you to the Media Composer interface, talks about Bins and the important part they play in your workflow, and begins his talk about Settings, and how you will use them to not only help your workflow, but help you out of problems when you run into them.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Avid's Media Composer 6 - Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learn Avid's Media Composer 6 - Lesson 1: Getting Started
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe gets you started in Avid's Media Composer 6, and talks about some important concepts that you need to understand before you start editing. This tutorial series will teach you everything you need to know about not only Avid's Media Composer, but Avid's Symphony as well.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Readies for a Brave New World

Avid Readies for a Brave New World

Kirk Arnold, Avid Executive Vice President/COO, talks about Avid's openness, the professional market, and the hunger for high quality content.

People / Interview
Kirk Arnold
AVID
Multicam Editing in Avid Media Composer

Multicam Editing in Avid Media Composer
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to edit multicam footage with no timecode reference in Avid's Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Unveils Media Composer 6

Avid Unveils Media Composer 6

With the release of Media Composer version 6, Avid is making good on its promise to pursue a path of openness and 64-bit performance. Available November 15, the release includes support for third-party hardware, a redesigned interface, and extensive support for stereoscopic editing.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 6 - Outputting

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 6 - Outputting
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To finish off our introductory look at Avid's Media Composer, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at outputting both to tape, and to a file. This way, whether you need to output your final show for a client, or get a file ready to work with in After Effects, you're going to be covered!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 5 - Effects & Titling

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 5 - Effects & Titling
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you Media Composer's "Go To" effect, the 3D Warp, and how easy it is to create basic titles for your sequence. Then, to wrap it all up, he shows a great and often overlooked feature of the basic title tool, that will have you staying in your NLE to do most of your titling effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 4 - Editing

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 4 - Editing
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of editing, and throws in a few bells and whistles to help speed up your overall workflow.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 3 - Bins and Project Organization

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 3 - Bins and Project Organization
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The focal point of your Media Composer project is your bins, and in this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about bins, setting up different bin views, and the different layouts you can use to organize your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 2 - Digitizing & Importing

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 2 - Digitizing & Importing
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Every project starts with acquiring footage and in this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at not only digitizing footage, but importing and the new Avid "AMA Link to" feature as well.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Wanna Switch? - Lesson 1 - Projects & User Settings

Wanna Switch? - Lesson 1 - Projects & User Settings
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If you aren't happy with the direction that Apple has decided to go, and want to switch NLE's, this in-depth look at Avid's Media Composer is for you. Looking at FCP7 and Media Composer side by side, in lesson one, we start by looking at the differences between how projects are handled, and how to set up your user settings in Media Composer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
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