Editing: AVID Media Composer

Acquire a working understanding of non-linear editing in a single weekend. This two-day introductory course will teach you how to use AVID Media Composer through group tutorials, one to one instruction and hands on practice. 

This introductory course is aimed at novices with no prior experience, although a basic knowledge of editing and post-production processes/terminology is useful.

Call time for aspiring Editors!
We are currently offering 6 days of hands-on Editing training covering all of the latest software packages, for the discounted price of £995.
To get this offer, apply now for the three courses: 

  1. Editing: Avid Media Composer 
  2. Editing: Adobe Premiere 
  3. Editing: Final Cut Pro X 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 days, weekend
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 

Key Features

This two-day introductory course is aimed at novices with no prior experience in AVID Media Composer or editing but rudimentary knowledge of editing and post-production processes/terminology is useful.

Students acquire a working understanding of non linear editing on AVID Media Composer (as well as Avid XPress Pro) through group tutorials, one to one instruction and hands on practice. Using programme material and sequences provided, students will work on the AVID from digitizing source materials and editing picture and audio through to creating titles and outputting, plus an overview of 3D stereo images and surround sound.

Starting Avid

  • Introduction to Bins
  • Master Clips and Media Files

Starting to Edit

  • The Composer Window
  • The Timeline Window
  • Editing Stages
  • Selecting the Shots
  • Creating a Sequence

Fine tuning the edit

  • Trimming

Additional Editing Tools

  • Moving through the timeline
  • Timeline zooming
  • Dissolves
  • Saving
  • Shutting down

Working with audio

  • Tracks
  • Making a split edit
  • Broken sync
  • Finding audio cues
  • Setting levels – part 1
  • Monitoring additional tracks
  • Editing audio into the sequence (advanced)
  • Adjusting audio levels and pan
  • Working with sync
  • Using audio plug-ins

Day 2

  • Editing workflow - raising and starting a project
  • Preparing to Capture/Import file based media
  • Working with AMA direct from camera source
  • Importing rushes
  • Timecode and tape names
  • Tracks, bins and drives
  • Video and audio
  • 3 capture methods
  • Digitising from non-timecoded source
  • Output
  • Digital Cut
  • Moving projects and sequences between machines
  • Export (OMFI)
  • EDL

Working in the timeline

  • Segment editing
  • Slipping and Sliding

Using bins (advanced)

  • Text view
  • Sorting and sifting
  • Moving, duplicating and deleting clips in a bin

Backing up and moving projects

  • Backing up
  • Moving projects and sequences between machines

Media management

  • Copying, moving and consolidating media
  • Deleting media
  • The media tool

Re-digitising

  • Re-digitising material back onto the Avid

Customising the Avid

  • Customising buttons and keys
  • Customising settings
  • Customising toolsets

Introduction to effects

  • Dissolves
  • Titles
  • Overview of visual effects and multi camera editing

Student Led

  • Re-visit any areas according to student needs 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

For in depth Visa information please visit our Visa page.

APPLY NOW & COURSE DATES

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 15 June 2019 - 16 June 2019
    Course Fee: £ 395.00