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

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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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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.