Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer—Episode 4

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In the fourth of our Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer tutorials, we’re ready to give your projects a professional polish with eye-catching effects. In this lesson, I demonstrate basic transitions, like dissolves and color flashes. Then, we take effects to the next level with the 3D Warp tool. I’ll show you how simple it is to add animation to any effect with basic keyframing. To wrap up the lesson, you’ll learn how integrate elements created in third-party compositing applications with a demonstration of matte keys and alpha channels.

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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.