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

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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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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.