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Tutorials

Media Composer 7 - HiRes Workflows

 

More content today is shot with high-res cameras, but the majority of programming is still HD. With the new FrameFlex tools, you can immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end. In addition, 1D/3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Color Decision Lists (CDLs) make it easy to perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions.

Final Cut to Media Composer 7 - Getting Started (Pt 1)

 

In the first of our Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 tutorials, I’ll take you through the basics of moving your project from FCP7 to Avid Media Composer 7 with a focus on AMA. Avid Media Access (AMA) is a revolutionary plug-in architecture that lets you connect a supported card, disc, or device and begin viewing and cutting footage right away—no need to transcode media or use other software to view the clips. I will show you where to download the AMA plug-ins for Sony XDCAM, AVCHD, Canon, RED and more. You’ll learn AMA settings and how to link to a volume. New in Media Composer 7 are the FrameFlex tools. I demonstrate how to start working in HD directly from high-res sources with FrameFlex and maintain full creative control of reframing. I wrap up by showing how to easily move your sequence to Media Composer 7 using the free utility, Automatic Duck Pro Export for FCP7. This first lesson is a must see for editors to get up and running with FCP7 projects and footage in MC7—fast.

Final Cut to Media Composer 7 - Getting Started (Pt 2)

 

In the second of our Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 tutorials, I’ll highlight key differences between FCP7 and Media Composer 7 and demonstrate how your previous workflows in FCP7 can easily be recreated in Media Composer 7. Watch this tutorial to see keyboard mapping vs. command palette, FCP7 editing layout vs. composer window, moving clips around an FCP7 timeline vs. Avid Smart Tools, trimming, color correction, and exporting. I even answer one of the most asked questions. How do you post to YouTube from the Media Composer 7 timeline? This second lesson is a must see for editors to transfer their FCP7 essential editing techniques to MC7—fast.

Final Cut to Media Composer 7 - Getting Started (Pt 3)

 

In our third Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 tutorials, I show you how to gain peace of mind with reliable media management. Media Composer keeps track of all your projects, assets, source material, rendered files, metadata, and more, so you don’t have to. Learn how to use the Avid Attic to retrieve autosaved bins see how to delete media safely from your project with the Media Tool. I’ll also show a great tip for removing unused media from your projects—fast. Another great lesson if you’re making the move from FCP7.