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.
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.
Bins chock-full of clips can be daunting when you’re trying to find just the right shot. In Part 1 of this two-part tutorial series, we learned how to create custom column information to help narrow down clip information. Now, in Part 2, we’ll take a look at how to sort and custom sift to really burrow down to exactly what we want to find.
Sometimes, the most important information you can generate about your clips is the user data that you define. In Part 1 of this two-part tutorial series, find out how to create custom columns and save your custom bin views in Avid Media Composer.