Getting Started — Setting Up a New Project
 Set Up Project Folder on Hard Drive
 Copy Video Files to Project Folder
 Create Avid Project and Sequence and Tracks in Timeline
[1-2] Using Ripple Trim Tool to Add Air to Voicetrack Clip Segment
[2-1] SOT: Nat Sound Pop Open
[2-2] SOT: Spencer
[2-3] SOT: Brian
[3-1] B-Roll Overview
[3-2] B-Roll Full Version (place all bike theft story clips)
[3-3] B-Roll Padding at End of the Story
[4-1] Graphics - Title Card, 61 and 10 percent
[4-2] Graphics - Lower Third, Spencer and Brian
[4-3] Graphics - Lower Third - Add Fade Effect
Post Production — Fixes and Effects
 Using Rule of Thirds Guide and to Resize Video Clips
 Add the Same Effect to Multiple Clips
 Using Color Correction to Increase Gain (make clip brighter)
(remember to hold down option key to add a second effect to same clip;
might be helpful to watch next tutorial first)
 Adding Multiple Effects to the Same Clip
 Resize Images
 Rotate an image or video clip when not level to the horizon
 Speedup and Slow Motion
 Fly In Lower Third
 Photoshop for Video
 3D Title - Avid FX
 Green Screen Effect
 Light Streak Freeze Frame Effect
 Creating a Basic Title
 Marquee 3D Text
 Marquee Auto Titler
 Animating a Graphic
 Freeze Frame Camera Effect
 Credit Crawl with a Logo
Adjust Audio Levels
 Adding Additional Channels in Audio Mixer
 Adjusting Audio Level When Leading with Audio
 Adjusting Audio Levels for Full and Under
 Example of Audio Levels Set for Bike Theft Story
 Using Audio Transitions
 Padding at End of the Story
 Clear In and Out Marks, Black Holes and Flash Frames
 Render In to Out
Exporting as a Quicktime Movie
 Exporting as a Quicktime Movie
a. Name it: section number jerry story.mov (ex.: 1 jerry interview.mov)
b. Save it to: your graded story folder.
c. Be sure to view the entire movie with headphones on prior to filing.
d. See below on what and how to file.
 Export as an H.264 Movie
Using H.264 helps eliminate stoppage in play and "tearing"
Avid Media Composer and Film Composer
More Resources for Avid Training
• 91 Avid Media Composer 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
lynda.com Digital Films
• Avid Media Composer Editing Guide
• Getting Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7
• Avid Media Composer YouTube Channel
• Avid Media Composer Editing Guide (pdf)
• Avid Media Composer Power Tips on Managing Bin Data, Timeline Editing Tricks, Audio Control, Video Effects and Media Management
• Jump to Edit Points (YouTube)
1. Log in to your UofM account.
2. For Avid Media Composer 8 Essential training go to lynda.com
(Click on SIGN IN > Fill in UofM email address in USERNAME block >
lynda.comhas a library of online training videos available at no cost to current University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff
Digital Filmsis a blog by Oliver Peters that includes a tab of resources for the Avid world that he's accumulated since he first started working with Avid Media Composer in the early 1990s.
Getting Started with Media Composer
Avidhas a library of seven online training videos. Although these are MC6, they're similar enough to what we use in class to help you.
Creative Cow is a library of free online training videos. Here are links to videos that will help you with basic editing, trimming and adjusting audio levels.
• Basic Editing: Basics of editing, how to do three-point edit.
• Basic Transitions: Ways to access effects, how to adjust transitions once applied; quick way to add to multiple clips.
• Trimming Clips Part 1: How to move clips around using Segment Mode feature.
• Trimming Clips Part 2: Basic trimming, advanced trimming and Smart Tools.
• Basic Audio Mix Part 1: Setup and follow through for a basic for audio mix.
• Basic Audio Mix Part 2: Mixing in Composer using keyframe audio editing method.