Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer—Episode 1

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In the first of our Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer tutorials, I’ll take you through the basics of Project creation, the layout of your Media Composer interface, some common settings including bin and keyboard settings, as well as the Command Palette and shows you some great bin features that will get you organized and keep you organized to get your projects finished faster than ever. This will give you the proper start to make sure that every project you work on is as problem-free as possible.

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I am an Avid Media Composer editor for over 17 years, the lead trainer for Media Composer at and one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada, who's current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox and E1 Entertainment to name a few. I can also be found helping out in the Avid Community Get Started Fast customer forum.
  • DC Reels

    Nice stuff. Remember to push to your Avid iTunes feed too. 🙂

  • Avid Users Ecuador

    Please Kevin P McAuliffe would you mind to speak slower, remember you have spanish audience too.

    • gEGR

      Welcome to America. Learn English or go home.


  • Mauricio BJ

    maybe a multi language subtitle track? spanish!

  • Ralf Gründer

    Many thanks to Kevin for his tutorials. It helped me a lot to get started. Splendid! Please Kevin, I am a German native speaker and sometimes it is difficult to follow your rapid narration. You have listeners in the whole world!! I am a listener from Berlin, Germany.

    • Marek Schawel

      I come also from Germany and in my opinion, he speaks quite clearly and relatively slow. Of course not everybody is so used to this language but would he speak slower, all the rest of his viewers would be very bored. In comparison to most youtube tutorials, he is much more understandable. Once you watched more english tutorials, you will understand me, and probably that’s the way how you improve your english what you will help a lot 😉

  • Johnny Paulic

    You have også from Danmark..