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Get Started Fast with Media Composer | First

Hollywood. TV. Film festivals. The Internet. If you’re an aspiring storyteller looking to make a name for yourself, creating great content and getting it seen can be a challenge. Media Composer | First empowers you with the right tools and advantage you need to succeed.

Learning Media Composer | First can open the door to a career in media and entertainment. To get you started fast, we’ve created this 7-part video tutorial series.

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Learning Media Composer | First can open the door to a career in media and entertainment. Make a name for yourself starting now… Use the tools the pros use—for FREE.




Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer—Episode 4

Episode 4: Auto Animation, Keyframing and the Elastic Timeline

In this fourth and final tutorial of Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer you’ll learn the fundamentals of animating titles and graphics using NewBlue Titler Pro within Avid Media Composer:

  • Navigate the animation Library
  • Preview animations instantly for quick editing
  • Adjust effect animation parameters
  • Use and manage keyframe animation
  • Automatically change template duration to the current edit with the Elastic Timeline feature
  • Create one animated title design to work in multiple duration situations

Now it’s your turn to start creating great titles. You can find NewBlue Titler Pro included with your perpetual or subscription license of Media Composer.

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Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever.




Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer—Episode 3

Episode 3: Creating Rich Multi-Layer 3D Styles

In this third video tutorial of Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer you’ll discover the simplicity of:

  • Adding style to text objects in 2D or 3D using the library of pre-set styles
  • Controlling 3D orientation
  • Applying multiple style layers to augment your look
  • Manipulate color and gradients
  • Add image and video textures to individual style layers
  • Create custom bevels for rich 3D looks.

Now it’s your turn to start creating great titles. You can find NewBlue Titler Pro included with your perpetual or subscription license of Media Composer.

Discover Media Composer

Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever.




Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer—Episode 2

Episode 2: Helpful Layout Tools for Multi-Object Designs

In this second video tutorial of Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer you’ll see how easy it is to create:

  • Title templates which allow you to create fast and efficient text replacement using the Quick Edit interface found in Titler Pro 2.5
  • Flexible options for character sizing and position
  • Object alignment and justification options
  • Composition layout tools
  • And special modes for text fitting

Now it’s your turn to start creating great titles. You can find NewBlue Titler Pro included with your perpetual or subscription license of Media Composer.

Discover Media Composer

Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever.




Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer—Episode 1

Episode 1: The Anatomy of Applying Basic Titles

In this first video tutorial of Get Started Fast with NewBlue Titler Pro for Media Composer you’ll learn the fundamentals of using NewBlue Titler Pro within Avid Media Composer.

Discover the various ways to:

  • Apply resolution independent titles to your Media Composer timeline
  • Use the library to apply quick styles and animations
  • Create multi-title sequences in a single clip
  • Re-use library designs for repetitive styling and how to promote basic Title Tool titles into rich Titler Pro title instances.

Now it’s your turn to start creating great titles. You can find NewBlue Titler Pro included with your perpetual or subscription license of Media Composer.

Discover Media Composer

Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever.




Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 5

Welcome to the fifth part of “Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors“. The goal of this series is to show you fundamental differences between your Adobe editing application, and Avid Media Composer, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

In this final lesson, we’re talking about exporting, and you’ll quickly see that everything comes around full circle to our first lesson, where I mentioned that setting up your timelines how you want to export your final product is critical, as many editors will set up their timelines for the footage they have, and then run into a nightmare, when trying to convert it to the type of file they need to deliver.

In this lesson, we’ll cover the three main ways to export footage from Media Composer, Recompressed, Same As Source and AMA File Export, and they all serve very different purposes. The main difference between Premiere and Media Composer is that, in most cases, Premiere relies on Adobe Media Encoder for it’s exports, where as in Media Composer all your exports, including recompressed exports, are all done right from within Media Composer.

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Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 4

Welcome to the fourth part of “Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors“. The goal of this series is to show you fundamental differences between your Adobe editing application, and Avid Media Composer, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

In our fourth lesson, we’re talking about effects and titling.  Effects work in Media Composer is a little bit different than in most other NLEs including Premiere and even Final Cut Pro. We’re accustomed to having certain parameters like Scale, Rotation and Opacity “attached” to our clips.  It’s not like that in Media Composer. We have a dedicated tool to handle that, which we’ll talk about in this lesson.

Then, we move onto talking about Titling, as one thing that throws new editors for a bit of a curve is that we have three, yes three title tools in Media Composer. Why do we need three? What is the difference between them? Do you need all three of them? Well, the different title tools serve very different purposes, and we’re going to touch on all the basics of each on, so you’ll know which one is when, when you start working!

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Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 3

Welcome to the third part of “Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors“. The goal of this series is to show you fundamental differences between your Adobe editing application, and Avid Media Composer, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Our third lesson is all about Media Management.  Now that you’ve acquired your media, you need to figure out what Media Composer has exactly done with it, so whether you need to delete media, or archive a project, you’ll always have control of your media, right at your fingertips.  This lesson covers three fundaments for media management in Media Composer.  The Avid MediaFiles folder, the Media Creation Settings and the Media Tool.  Understanding these core concepts will ensure that if you ever have issues like running out of drive space, or transcoding media to the wrong drive, you’ll be able to identify the problem, and have it fixed in no time flat!

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Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 2

Welcome to the second part of “Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors“. The goal of this series is to show you fundamental differences between your Adobe editing application, and Avid Media Composer, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

In our second lesson, we’re talking about acquiring media.  Whether you’re linking to, importing, consolidating, transcoding or capturing.  Media Composer editors, much like Premiere editors, can simply link to their media, and start editing, but the real power of Media Composer comes in how it works with Avid’s proprietary codec DNxHD and DNxHR, to make your editing process as smooth as possible.  No matter what your source, whether it’s 4K, 8K or even an unfriendly codec like the Animation codec, converting these files to Avid friendly media means that you’ll never have any down-time due to dropped frames.  Another concept that’s important we cover in this lesson is the Proxy Timeline, how you’ll use it, especially in larger than HD project, to ensure you get real-time playback, all the time!

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Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 1

Welcome to our newest tutorial series “Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors“.  The goal of this series is to show you fundamental differences between your Adobe editing application, and Avid Media Composer, so you can get up to speed as quickly as possible.

In our first lesson, we’re talking specifically about the project window, and how setting up your project in Media Composer is the most important part of the your editing process, because you’re not setting up how to edit, but you are setting up what the end product is going to conform to.  We also discuss user settings, and how they can be created in the project creation window as well.

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