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Avid Media Composer Tutorial: How to Best Setup Your Project

Caleb Ward

AVID can be intimidating and overwhelming for new video editors, but these video tutorials will quickly get you up to speed.

If you are used to editing on Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro than you probably were able to figure out the basics without needing very much assistance. However, those looking to learn Avid Media Composer often run into difficulties when first starting out. The program is admittedly a little difficult to figure out, but with some direction and a little patience you’ll be editing like a pro in no-time.

The following two videos offer a crash course in getting started in Avid Media Composer. They cover:

  • Setting up your project
  • Keeping your project organized
  • Importing footage
  • Digitizing video from tape
You can download a free trial of Avid Media Composer from Avid’s website. Avid is also offering a new subscription option which is very similar to the Creative Cloud. With the subscription you have access to other Avid tools like Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, and NewBlue Titler Pro 2, not to mention support from Avid. If you want to buy the software outright (the ‘old-fashioned way’) you can still do that too.

Check out the other videos in this Media Composer training series:
Avid Tutorial 3, Avid Tutorial 4, Avid Tutorial 5

These videos were shared directly from Avid’s Vimeo Channel. Thanks for sharing guys! You can get a monthly Avid Media Composer subscription for as low as $49.99 a month, or if you can buy it outright for $1,299.

Have any tips for someone getting started in Avid Media Composer? Share in the comments below.