As we continue our video tutorial series on the new features in Media Composer 6, we thought we’d highlight the new Find Tool (which was technically introduced in Media Composer 5.5). Its powerful metadata searching capabilities will allow you to burrow deep within your bins, scripts and even the text in your Timeline and monitors to find exactly what you’re looking for.
PhraseFind is one of the most talked about new features in Avid Media Composer. PhraseFind phonetically searches every clip in your project for a word or phrase that you input. In just moments, it returns highly accurate results, allowing you to immediately find specific soundbites.
Media Composer 6 has come out with some great tools, and we’ll be looking at them in detail through several upcoming video tutorials. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the new tabbed interface, as well as the ability to save custom bin layouts and workspaces.
If Final Cut Pro X won’t launch, crashes while launching, or crashes while open, there are some basic troubleshooting tips you can follow to try to quickly get yourself back up-and-running. Check out this tutorial to equip yourself with the proper technical expertise!
Multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 2 in a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.)
Setting yourself up for multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 1 of a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.)
When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods.
Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well.
Final Cut Pro X doesn’t include a formal subclip option, but you can mimic subclipping by using the “Favorite” command. Watch this video tutorial to find out how!
Final Cut Pro X’s Precision Editor allows you to view the handles of your clips as you perform ripples and rolls. This lets you exercise extra control as you trim. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to use the Precision Editor!
In Final Cut Pro X, you can use shape masks to define specific areas to apply color corrections. Not only that, but you can animate your masks over time, as well as combine them with other color correction effects, like color masks. Watch this video tutorial to find out how!
Avid Media Composer’s ScriptSync (by Nexidia) is one of the most talked about features of any editing software—it has totally revolutionized script-based editing. This tutorial is the second part in a two-part series to explain how to use this incredible tool!