Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer—Episode 2

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In the second of our Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer tutorials, I’ll show you how to get your footage into Media Composer. Whether you’re digitizing from tape, importing media from another NLE or compositing application, or AMA linking to it, this lesson will get your footage ready to edit in no time. Covering more than just the basics, I also give a sneak peek at two new features designed to speed up your overall workflow—FrameFlex and Consolidating/Transcoding in the background.

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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.