AVID Media Composer Editing and Effects

You will learn about the interface and basic editing techniques, trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multi-camera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports to dazzling documentary footage. You will also be taken through the basic effects-building interface; fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multilayered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various retiming methods, and basic color-grading techniques.


  1. Starting a Project
    • Learning the Interface
    • The Media Composer Interface
    • Rearranging Windows
    • Set the Save Location
    • Create the Project
    • Open the Project
    • Working with Bins
    • Identifying Objects in Your Bins
    • Changing Bin Layouts’
    • Watching the Footage
    • Organizing Clips in Bins
    • Marking Clips
    • Auto-Save
    • Manual Saves
  2. Basic Editing
    • Creating a New Sequence
    • Adding Tracks
    • Making Your First Edit
    • Choosing the Source
    • Understanding the Four-Fame Display
    • Snapping to Edit Points
    • Setting Up for Audio Work
    • Using Solo and Mute
    • Changing the Volume of a Segment
  3. Refining the Edit
    • Adding Cuts
    • Using Undo in the Creative Process
    • Rearranging Video Segments
    • Moving Audio Segments
    • Nudging Clips
    • Moving Segments Between Tracks
    • Selecting Multiple Segments
    • Replacing Existing Material
    • Creating Cutaways
    • A-Side Versus B-Side Trims
    • Dual-Roller Trim
    • Using Sync Locks
    • Quick View The Trim Mode Interface
  4. Packaging and Output
    • Creating Video Dissolves
    • Modifying Transitions
    • Creating Audio Crossfades
    • Opening the Avid Title Tool
    • Creating a Basic Title
    • Editing the Title to the Sequence
    • Modifying a Title
    • Exporting a File
    • Changing the Export Options
    • The Export Settings Dialog Box
    • Export A Movie File for YouTube
  5. Project Organization
    • Working with Text View
    • Saving Bin Views
    • Adding a Custom Column to a Bin
    • Entering Data
    • Sorting the Bin
    • Sitting the Bin
    • Copying Items to Other Bins
    • Creating an Assembly Sequence
    • Opening a Bin from Another Project
    • AutoSyncing Picture and Sound
    • Creating Group Clips
    • Creating Subclips
    • Ending the Session
  6. Building a Scene
    • Adding Tracks
    • Manually Patching Tracks
    • Auto-Patching
    • Using the Track Control Panel
    • Displaying Audio Waveforms (Per Track)
    • Improving the Visibility of the Waveform
    • Toggling Source/Record in the Timeline
    • Using Splice-In
    • Maintaining Sync
    • Replacing Shots with Overwrite
    • Understanding Three-Point Editing
    • Removing Material from a Sequence
    • Using Find to Search for Clips
    • Fast Forward and Rewind
    • Navigating Using Timecode