Discover the latest video editing tips, tricks and version updates for Avid Media Composer.
Avid Media Composer contains many complex manual color correction tools that require deep knowledge of various video scopes and proper color correction workflow. It also contains several useful automatic color correction tools that can help you arrive at correct luma and chroma levels. Check out this tutorial for tips on how to use these automatic color correction controls.
Working in today’s world of dozens of different video formats can often be a difficult business; you’re constantly having to negotiate different video sizes and aspect ratios when combining them in the same project. This video tutorial will discuss several of the various reformat effects—the 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox effects, as well as the Pan and Scan effect—which you can use to bring all the clips in your sequence to a single aspect ratio.
With the recent backlash following the launch of FCP X, both Avid and Adobe are reaching out to FCP users, offering deals to entice them to try out the other options in professional editing.
If you’ve ever been left with an imported image that doesn’t look quite the way it did before you brought it into Avid Media Composer, you may be interested to learn more about specific Import Settings that help preserve the integrity of your image’s size and aspect ratio. Watch this video tutorial for a step-by-step glimpse at how image size and pixel aspect ratio play a part in successful imports.
With the recent release of Final Cut Pro X, many editors are scrambling to figure out if they should upgrade or not. With a lack of forward compatibility (which doesn’t allow you to bring projects forward from previous versions of the software), many are wary. I asked several of my editor acquaintances what they thought. Here’s what they had to say.
Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 2 of a two-part post.)
Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 1 of a two-part post.)
You’ve probably often seen the highlight-and-zoom effect in documentaries to emphasize a certain person or object, usually in a still photograph. This technique was popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, and you can replicate it by following the techniques outlined in this video tutorial.
If you’ve edited heavily with effects, you’ve surely run into performance issues, and even dropped frames. In this post, discover some tricks to maximize your real-time playback performance in Avid Media Composer.
The Match Frame command is an incredibly useful tool because it immediately finds the source clip (and frame) of a frame that has already been edited into the timeline, and vice versa. This post explains all of the various ways to quickly locate specific frames via sequences and clips without having to dig through bins — in both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro.
Every efficient editor should customize his or her editing workspace as much as possible. This video tutorial will teach you some powerful shortcuts to customize your own editing workspace in Avid Media Composer.
Editing efficiently in Avid Media Composer depends on quick track selection techniques. Rather than clicking and unclicking tracks to perform an edit, use these quick selection tips to get the job done fast.