MC110 Avid Media Composer Fundamentals II Overview
Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110) is for students and video editors who have a rudimentary knowledge of editing in Media Composer and are ready to broaden their foundational skills to take their editing to the next level.
An intermediate class, this class is designed to teach students the technical and organizational skills of an assistant editor and develop their editorial skills with the tools and techniques required to produce a well-edited video. From using dynamic trim techniques to shape the actor’s performances in a dramatic scene, to quickly assembling a news package to meet deadline, this class empowers novice users to take their Media Composer skills to the next level. Class projects and exercises are hands-on, giving students the opportunity to work on a scripted short film and a promotional video.
This class provides a solid foundation in Media Composer video effects capabilities and in conjunction with the Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) class, will prepare you to earn the credential of Avid Certified User: Media Composer.
This class is designed for: Producers – Editors – Assistant Editors – Multimedia Producers
Upon completion of this class, students will be able to:
- Create custom project sizes, including larger than HD (2K, 4K, etc)
- Understand the operational implications of working in larger-than-HD projects
- Link to media files and copy, consolidate or transcode the media, as needed
- Synchronize video and audio from separate sources
- Organize project bins using common industry conventions
- Quickly assemble a scene using storyboard editing, plus Top, Tail and Extend
- Use various search tools to locate a desired clip
- Create multiple versions of a sequence to track the creative process
- Utilize Media Composer’s best-in-class trim tools to dynamically adjust the pacing of a scene
- Adjust Clip Gain, and utilize Pan and Volume automation to create an integrated audio mix
- Create pan-and-zoom style “camera” moves over still images or video
- Solve common image problems with effects to stabilize the image, blur faces and logos, and erase unwanted jump cuts
- Create freeze-frames, slow-motion and TimeWarp effects
- Use multilayer effects to create split-screens, superimposed images, and more
- Composite video elements using the SpectraMatte effect to create a chroma-key
- Intelligently render effects sequences to improve playback performance
- Selectively delete unwanted render files to keep the media drives clutter-free
- Understand how to correctly backup project files and associated media files
- Restore lost work using Avid’s autosave feature
- Relink media files
- Resolve common technical issues, including “Media Offline”
- Identify and adjust common Settings to increase efficiency and avoid complications
- Output the finished program according to common broadcast delivery standards
- Be ready to sit the associated certification exam
Completion of Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101). A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh operating systems. Experience in video production or post-production is strongly recommended.
Completion of MC101 and MC110 classes unlocks the Avid Media Composer Certified User exam.