We took to Twitter to find the best tips and tricks for Avid Media Composer video editors.
If you’re just starting out editing in Avid Media Composer this roundup of useful keyboard shortcuts, workflow tricks and timesaving tips should help you get to work quicker and more efficiently.
I previously blogged a roundup of tips for Avid editors sourced from Twitter here. As it was a popular post I thought I’d do the same thing again. There are some really great tips from the Twitter post production community lately!
— Barry Clegg (@cleggthis) October 25, 2013
— Barry Clegg (@cleggthis) October 23, 2013
tip to documentary producers: after an interview have your subject say the words “and” “but” & “so” 5 times each. your editor will love you
— Christopher Francis (@thefrance) October 15, 2013
#Shortcut of the Day: In Avid MC, use Cmd(Ctrl)+/ to fit entire sequence in Timeline Window
— Josh Short (@shortedits) November 4, 2013
.@MediaComposer Tip: Hold down alt/option while dragging a file into a bin. This will AMA link the file instead of the traditional import.
— Shane Ross (@comebackshane) October 30, 2013
— Benjamin Hershleder (@Hershleder) October 25, 2013
#Shortcut of the day: In Avid Media Composer, hold Opt/Alt while performing a match frame. This will keep it MC from adding an In point.
— Josh Short (@shortedits) September 16, 2013
#Shortcut of the Day: In Avid, use Cmd(Cntl)+M to zoom to a specific part of the timeline. Once you hit Cmd(Cntl)+M you have to lasso area.
— Josh Short (@shortedits) October 10, 2013
— Josh Short (@shortedits) September 20, 2013