Beginning a new video project requires a good amount of an editor's time spent in pre-production mode. In these Avid Learning Partner tutorial-videos, Avid Certified Media Composer 6 trainer Jeff Greenberg shows you how to get your media properly organized and ingested to make your Media Composer experience fast and efficient...
It all starts with media, which comes in many shapes, sizes and in all different formats. How you deal with it and how you get it into Media Composer 6 is what this tutorial is all about! So let's get started: Jeff begins this tutorial with an overview section that explains all the basic concepts and tools at your disposal. From there you'll learn how to set up your project using Locations and Types.
Next up are MC6‘s Bins. You'll learn all about Bin management, viewing techniques and some very handy advanced Bin features to sort and sift through your clips. Jeff then explains how to import everything from simple JPEGs, audio, video and even Photoshop layers. After this section he takes you deeper into AMA (Avid Media Access) and explains how it works with File and Volume linking.
Tape? Yes, if you've got to pull in some videotaped footage, Jeff explains how it's done. He covers everything from setting up a deck to doing batch captures.
Whether you're studying for Avid Certification, are new to Media Composer 6 or simply brushing up on your skills, our new Media Composer 6 courses are designed to get you the information you need and get you started on the right track. Check back often because more MC6 courses will be added soon!
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Zahari Schtonov wrote on August 29, 2015
Organizing your footage while importing it for editorial is a crucial part of a successful workflow and completion of any project. This course teaches you all the important steps and considerations to take so you keep everything under control. It starts you from creating your user profile if you don't have one, setting up your project format, bin management, the different ways to look at clips and sorting them out plus some more advanced options. Then it actually takes you through the importing, capturing and logging of your footage if you are using tape, and linking if you work with RAW formats. Finally finishes with saving and backing up.
Travis wrote on March 2, 2013
Very detailed and easy to understand !! This is my first time using this software and I am already anxious to start my projects and get to work !!!!
Frank Dima wrote on June 9, 2012
I was a long time Final Cut Pro editor, but recently made the switch to Avid MC. There are many differences between the two programs, so I looked into a number of online tutorials for help, but decided on the MacProVideo series and I'm glad I did. If you are learning Avid, I HIGHLY suggest this series and START with this title (Organizing and Ingesting Media). Jeff gives a number of great tips and insights and he gets you off on the right track in your Avid MC journey. Some of the material may seem a bit tedious and perhaps even boring - but it is essential to learn PRIOR to getting involved with the actual editing tutorials. It was time and money well spent. Thanks.
Josue wrote on December 4, 2011
The little tips and tricks are like gold nuggets. Great stuff.