Avid Media Composer - Professional



Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Editing and Viewing Techniques

• Viewing Options
• Hiding the Source Monitor
• Making a Full
Screen Timeline
• Turning Off Timeline Wrapping
• Clip Information Window
• Adjusting Track Height
• Repositioning Tracks
• Renaming Tracks
• Selecting Tracks
• Color
Coding Clips
• Using Clip Colors in the Timeline
• Customizing Buttons and Keys
• Mapping Menu Items
• Mapping Bi-level Keys
• Enhancing Functions with Modifier Keys
• Match Frame
• Reverse Match Frame
• Match Frame Track
• Find Bin
• Lift Extract and Copy to Clipboard
• Mark Clip
• Mark Locator
• Play IN to OUT
• Play to Out
• Summary of Alt/ Option Modifications
• Using Comm and Modifiers
• The Find Feature
• Customizing Your Workspace
• Assigning a Workspace
• Deleting a Workspace 19
• Viewing Options
• Customize the Timeline
• Customize Your Keyboard

Lesson 2: Preparing for Multi Camera Editing

• Introduction to Avid Multi Camera
• Multi Cam Editing Workflow
• Creating Group Clips
• Creating Multigroup Clips
• Additional Grouping Methods
• Fast Workflow for Footage Synced with Slave Time code
• Fast Workflow for Footage Synced without Slave Time code
• Grouping Together Fewer than Ten Clips
• Ganging Footage in Monitors
• Prepare the News Radio Material
• Prepare the Urban Nutcracker Material More

Lesson 3: MultCamera Editing

• Setting Up MultiCamera Editing
• Editing the Group Clip into the Timeline
• Activating MultiCamera Mode
• Displaying Quad Split or Nine Split Mode
• Displaying the Clip’s Name in a Quadrant
• Assigning Another Clip to a Quadrant
• Editing Audio
• Playing Back MultiCamera Media
• Editing a MultiCamera Sequence
• Basic MultiCam Editing
• Switching Clips with the Arrow Keys
• Playing a Line cut on the Source and Client Monitors
• Adding Edits On
• Refining the Edit
• Edit the News Radio Material
• Edit the Urban Nutcracker Material

Lesson 4: Script Integration and Script Sync™

• Script Integration
• Script Integration Workflow
• Setting Up for Script Integration
• Working with Slates
• Adding Takes to Existing Slates
• Script Marks
• Loading and Playing Marked Segments
• Additional Options
• Marking with Script Sync
• Editing with the Script Window
• Assemble a Rough Cutting the Traditional Way
• Assemble a Rough Cut Using Single Mark Editing
• Assemble a Rough Cut by Splicing a Script Range
• Get Started
• Add Script Marks Manual y to the Script
• Add Script Marks Automatical y
• Use Script Sync
• Editing with the Script Window

Lesson 5: Introduction to Avid Marquee Animation

• Getting Started
• Moving Beyond 2D Creations
• Transform Properties
• Working with Layers
• Viewing the Scene from Different Angles
• Working with Extrudes and Bevels
• Putting Edges on Objects
• Exploring Light and Shadows
• Getting Started with Lights
• Enabling and Disabling Light Sources
• Using Colored Lights
• Changing the Intensity of Light Sources
• Adjusting Spot Light Properties
• Naming Light Sources
• Introducing Shadows
• Changing Shadows’ Locations
• Changing the Color of Shadows
• Applying Texture to Shadows
• Simulating Depth Shadows
• Applying Shadows to Imported Images
• Get Started
• Designing the Text
• Add Extrudes and Bevels
• Putting Edges on Objects
• Adding Lighting
• Adding Shapes
• Designing the Shape
• Adjusting Lighting of the Scene
• Adding and Manipulating Shadows

Lesson 6: Avid Marquee Animation Techniques

• Animation Techniques
• Hiding and Showing Objects and their Tracks
• Selecting and Deselecting Object Tracks
• Changing the Starting and Ending Points of Objects
• Viewing and Hiding the Property Curves of Objects
• Selecting Properties to Animate
• Creating and Adjusting Keyframes
• Creating Related Keyframes Using Stamp Keyframe Buttons
• Changing Property Curves at Each Keyframe Marker
• Copying and Pasting Curves
• Smoothing Curve Segments
• Viewing the Animation
• Understanding Decks and Pages
• Get Started Creating the Pages in the Deck
• Editing the Text
• Animating the Text

Lesson 7: Adjusting Audio Frequency with Audio EQ

• The Audio Mix
• Broadcast Deliver Requirements and Audio
• Audio Mix Theory
• Using the Audio EQ Tool
• EQ Terminology
• Audio EQ Filters
• Average Frequencies for Common Sounds
• Audio EQ Tool
• Applying Audio EQ Effects
• Saving Audio EQ Effects
• Removing Audio EQ Effects with the Remove Effect Button
• Adding and Removing Audio EQ Effects in Adjacent Segments
• Attacking an Unwanted Noise
• Audio EQ Examples
• Low
Shelf Example
• Smal Octave Range Example
• Using Preset EQ Effects
• Creating Your Own Audio EQ Templates
• Adding an EQ Template to the Audio EQ Tool Fast Menu
• Applying Multiple EQ Effects
• RemoveaHum: Part1
• RemoveaHum: Part2
• Adjust Tobey’s Voice in “Civil Wars”
• Fix Audio on an ECO Chal enge Canoeing Shot
• Work on Your Own

Lesson 8: Working with Audio Suite Plug

• Audio Suite Digital Audio Effects
• Applying Audio Suite Effects
• Saving and Applying Audio Suite Effect Templates
• Applications of Common Audio Suite Effects
• Dynamic Effects
• Spectrum (EQ) Effects
• Timing
• Getting Started
• Lengthen a Voice
• Remove Edginess from a Voice

Lesson 9: Effect Design Techniques and Shortcuts

• Effect Display and Navigation Techniques
• Effect Design and Editing Techniques
• Nesting and Titles
• Video Mixdown

Lesson 10: Advanced Keyframing

• Working with Advanced Keyframing
• Configuring the Effect Editor
• Working with Keyframe Graphs

Lesson 11: Introduction to Intraframe Effects

• Object
Creation Intraframe Effects
• Shape Creation Tools
• Object Manipulation Tools
• Adjusting Object Stacking
• Object Parameters
• Using the Clone Mode
• Using the Scratch Removal Mode
• Using the Color Match Mode
• Keyframing Multiple Objects

Lesson 12: Working with the AniMatte Effect

• Using the AniMatte Effect
• AniMatte Parameters
• Keyframing AniMatte Shapes
• Exporting AniMatte Shapes
• Creating a Matte Element

Lesson 13: Working with Matte Keys

• Working with Matte Keys
• Imported Matte Keys
• Using Imported Matte Keys

Lesson 14: Working with Chroma and Luma Keys

• Working with Chroma Keys
• Working with Luma Keys

Lesson 15: Introduction to Color Correction

• Workflow Overview
• Introducing Color Correction Mode
• Introduction to Scopes
• Types of Scopes
• Working with the Avid Internal Scopes
• Overview of Scopes
• Typical Characteristics of DV Footage

Lesson 16: Basic Color Correction with HSL

• General Workflow for Making Color Corrections
• Introduction to the HSL Group
• Correcting Tonal Range
• Correcting Color Casts with the ChromaWheel™ Controls
• Key-framing Color Correction

Lesson 17: Using Curves and Color Match

• Using the Curves Group
• Using the Color Match Control
• Using Natural Match

Lesson 18: Using Templates and Safe Colors

• Using Color Correction Effect Templates
• Rendering Color Correction Effects
• Using Safe Color Warnings


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