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Avid Media Composer 7 Announced

Avid Media Composer and Symphony are very powerful non-linear editing applications and can be a bit daunting. However, you’re in luck! Kevin P McAuliffe, Avid expert, from Creative Cow recently started a new series for learning Media Composer and Symphony from the ground up!

What I love about McAuliffe’s tutorials is that he often references Final Cut Pro 7. This is very helpful for anyone who is making the jump from legacy FCP.

Here is a list of the tutorials that he has made so far. This is an on-going series, so be sure to check back often.

  1. Getting Started
  2. The Interface and Learning Bins
  3. Audio Settings
  4. Bins, Part One
  5. Bins, Part Two
  6. Capturing, Part One
  7. Capturing, Part Two
  8. Composer Settings
  9. Export Settings
  10. Keyboard Settings
  11. Importing & AMA Linking
  12. Settings Wrap Up
  13. Basic Editing
  14. Basic Transitions
  15. 3D Warp Tool
  16. Adjusting Clips, Part One
  17. Adjusting Clips, Part Two
  18. Migrating FCP7 Projects to MC
  19. Avid Title Tool, Part One
  20. Avid Title Tool, Part Two
  21. Avid Title Tool, Part Three
  22. Audio Mixing, Part One
  23. Audio Mixing, Part Two
  24. Audio Mixing, Part Three
  25. The Basic Audio Mix, Part One
  26. The Basic Audio Mix, Part Two
  27. Music/Montage Music Editing
  28. Video Mixdowns vs. Collapses
  29. Media Management/Media Tool
  30. FX Lesson One: Rocky Effect
  31. Motion Graphics for Motion 5
  32. Building Custom Transitions
  33. Advanced Exporting, Part One
  34. Advanced Exporting, Part Two
  35. Advanced Exporting, Part Three
  36. Advanced Audio Exporting, Part Four
  37. Media Organization
  38. Email Notifications
  39. Marquee Title Tool, Part One
  40. Marquee Title Tool, Part Two
  41. Marquee Title Tool, Part Three

To be notified of new tutorials added to this series, be sure to follow @TheEditingWhiz and @KPMcAuliffe on Twitter.

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About The Author: Connor Crosby

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and website developer. Experience using numerous NLEs including Final Cut Pro 7/X, Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer.


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