Get Started Fast with

Avid Media Composer 7

Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch our 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.

Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. With Media Composer 7, you experience the fastest file-based media workflows, ACE-certified tools, and the most trusted media management in the industry. Join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe and get started editing fast.

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 1

Getting Started

In the first tutorial, I’ll take you through the basics of Project creation and show you great Bin features that will keep you organized to get your projects finished faster than ever.

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 2

Acquisition

In the second tutorial, I’ll show you how to get your footage into Media Composer including digitizing from tape, importing media, and AMA linking. This lesson will get your footage ready to edit in no time.

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Get Start Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 3

Editing

In the third tutorial, it’s time to start editing. This lesson gives you the foundation to start working on any project that comes your way—fast.

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Get Start Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 4

Effects

In the fourth tutorial, we’re ready to give your projects a professional polish with eye-catching effects.

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Get Start Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 5

Delivering Your Finished Project

In the final Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 tutorial, we’re ready to export your finished project from Media Composer to the web, DVD, Blu-Ray, tape, and even an Avid Pro Tools audio session.

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About the author

Kevin P McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award-winning editor, a Media Composer editor for over 15 years, and is also one of the Senior Editor’s at MIJO in Toronto, Canada, with current clients including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and E1 Entertainment to name a few. He can be found helping out as an Avid Community Moderator in the Media Composer Get Started Fast forum and offering advice in 140 characters on Twitter as @kpmcauliffe.