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Avid Media Composer - Associate

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Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Tools & Workflow

• The Core Workflow
• How Media Composer Works: System Hardware
• How Media Composer Works: Files and Relationships
• How Media Composer Works: The Interface
• Learning Resources
• Starting the System
• Creating and Opening a Project
• Working with Bins and Folders in the Project Window
• Working with Settings in the Project Window
• Working within Bins
• The Editing Interface
• About Customizing the Interface
• Getting Started with Editing
• Saving Your Work
• Starting Up in an Avid Unity Media Network Environment

Lesson 2: Basic Editing

• Ways to Play Clips
• Marking the Edit Points in a Clip
• Adding Shots
• Understanding Three-Point Editing
• Snapping to an Edit Point in the Timeline
• Zooming In and Out In the Timeline
• Removing Material from a Sequence
• Replacing Shots
• Locating an Audio Edit Cue
• Bin Editing
• Creating Subclips
• Creating a Storyboard

Lesson 3: Timeline Editing

• Extracting Top and Tail
• Working with Tracks
• Editing Segments in the Timeline
• Editing from a Bin Using Drag-and-Drop with Segment Mode
• Useful Editing Tools and Techniques
• Replacing Shots

Lesson 4: Trimming the Sequence

• Understanding Trim
• Fundamental Trim Techniques

Lesson 5: Editing Dialog

• Adjusting Dialog Rhythm Using Single-Rol er Trim
• Using the Extend Function
• Creating Split Edits
• Maintaining Sync

Lesson 6: Advanced Trimming

• Additional Trim Features
• Maintaining Sync with Multiple Audio Tracks
• Slipping and Sliding Segments

Lesson 7: Refining Audio

• Refining Levels and Mixing Tracks
• Audio Gain Automation Real-Time Recording

Lesson 8: Customizing Your Workspace

• Viewing and Changing Settings
• Customizing User Settings
• Copying and Updating User Settings
• Mapping User-Selectable Buttons
• Configuring the Timeline
• Using Toolsets

Lesson 9: Introduction to Effects

• Effect Types
• Using the Effect Palette
• Working with Transition Effects
• Working with Segment Effects
• Effect Mode Basic Techniques
• Using Keyframes
• Direct Manipulation Handles
• Saving Effect Templates
• Saving Effect Templates with Source

Lesson 10: Creating Motion Effects

• Types of Motion Effects
• Creating Freeze Frames
• Creating Motion Effects
• About Timewarp Effects
• Modifying a Motion Effect’s Render Method

Lesson 11: Introduction to Compositing

• Creating Vertical Effects
• Creating a Picture-in-Picture Effect
• Introduction to the 3DWarp Effect

Lesson 12: Nesting Effects

• Nesting Effects
• Autonesting
• Deciding Whether to Nest or Layer
• Nesting and Rendering

Lesson 13: Performance and Rendering

• Understanding Performance
• Rendering Effects

Lesson 14: Introduction to Finishing

• The Finishing Workflow
• Getting Started with Color Correction
• Stabilizing Shaky Footage
• Working with Pan and Zoom

Lesson 15: Creating with Avid Marquee

• Getting Started
• Working with the Avid Marquee Title Tool
• Formatting and Enhancing Text
• Working with Shapes
• Editing the Title into the Sequence
• Revising a Title
• Creating Rol ing and Crawling Titles
• Using and Creating Templates
• Creating Auto Titles

Lesson 16: Review and Approval

• Preparing a Sequence for Review
• Adding Burn-In Timecode
• Using FulScreen Playback
• Tips for Reviewing Sequences
• Using Locators
• Backing Up Project Data
• Ending the Session

Lesson 17: Capturing Tape-Based Media

• Getting Started
• Setting the Capture Options
• Capturing Footage
• Logging and Batch Capturing
• DV Scene Extraction

Lesson 18: Capturing File-Based Media

• Ingesting File-Based Media
• The Avid Media Access (AMA) Workflow
• Importing Image or Video Files
• Importing Clips from an Audio CD

Lesson 19: Organizing Clips and Bins

• Using Text View
• Sorting and Sifting Clips
• Moving Clips Between Bins

Lesson 20: Managing Media

• Consolidating and Transcoding
• Using The Media Tool
• Deleting Clips and Media Files
• Locking Items in the Bin
• Re-linking Media Files

Lesson 21: Delivering the Finished Work

• Tape-Based Delivery
• File-Based Delivery
• Disc-Based Delivery

 

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