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Media Composer Grading with Symphony Course (MC239)

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£680.00 +VAT

Learn in our state of the art training centre or Live & Online with this 2 day hands on Advanced Avid Certified Media Composer Grading with Symphony Training Class is live and online, and will teach you the skills you need to successfully perform colour correction and grading on Avid Media Composer and Symphony Plugin.

Take our Live Online Class from anywhere as it is fully interactive for video and chat, and you learn from passionate real trainers, in real time on Certified Courses. Your class will also be recorded for you to review after your course, from the comfort of your own home.

All Avid Certified User and Professional Exams are available to be taken online. Contact us for more information.


Course Outline
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  • Introduction
  • Before You Grade
  • Core Colour-Grading Workflow
  • Colour Correction Mode
  • Video Scopes
  • Colour Science
  • Speed Dating
  • Overview of Scope Displays
  • Performing a Primary Correction
  • Using Tonal Controls in HSL
  • Using Chroma Controls in HSL
  • Identifying the Curves Controls
  • Exploring Curves Adjustments
  • Performing a Primary Grade Using Curves
  • Grading a Sequence in Curves
  • Methods of Shot Matching
  • Using the Colour Match Controls
  • Understanding NaturalMatch
  • Working with Colour Correction Effect Templates
  • The Added Power of Advanced Tools
  • Identifying Symphony's Advanced Tools
  • Understanding the Symphony Grading Workflow
  • Understanding the Levels Group
  • Understanding the Channels Group
  • Understanding Secondary Corrections in Symphony
  • Understanding Luma Ranges
  • Using Luma Ranges
  • Exploring the Secondary Group
  • Performing Vector-Based Corrections
  • Exploring Avid's Shape-Based Secondary Tools
  • Using the Spot Colour Effect
  • Using the Paint Effect
  • Using AniMatte to Create Spot Corrections
  • What's in a Look?
  • Techniques for Applying Looks
  • Keyframing Colour Changes
  • Creating Popular Looks
  • Managing Multiple Grades
  • Delivering Safe Colours
  • Rendering Effects with ExpertRender

You can always reserve (Pencil) your place on any course without commitment. However you may be asked to move if we have a paying customer that will confirm. We will always give you first refusal to confirm or release your pencilled date.

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  • 14 hours hands on instructor lead training
  • Training Material
  • Course attendance certificate

Course Times - 2 Days

Registration 9:30
Course Start 10:00
Morning Break 11:30 - 15 Minute Break
Q&A 13:00 - Half Hour
Lunch 13:30 - 1 Hour break
Afternoon Break 15:30 - 15 Minute Break
Q&A 16:30 - Half Hour
Course End 17:00

For this course, you will need:

  • Own machine capable of running the latest version of Avid Media Composer
  • Internet Access
  • The latest version of Avid Media Composer installed
    • Free 30 day trial here!
    • Please be aware, Media Composer | First is a very restrictive version of Media Composer, and NOT compatible with any of Avid's Certified Media Composer courses (MC101, MC110 and MC250).
  • Access to the Symphony Add On - This is included in the Ultimate version, and the free trial.
  • Access to a Microphone
  • Access to headphones or place you can play audio aloud from your computer

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced editors who are involved in the finishing stage of the post-production process. The lessons assume that the delegate has the knowledge and skills taught in the companion Avid courses.

  • Colour-Grading Fundamentals
  • Analysing Images with Scopes
  • Establishing the Base Grade
  • Grading with Curves
  • Matching Shots
  • Stepping Up to Symphony
  • Performing Secondary Corrections in Symphony
  • Intraframe Effects: Avid's Hidden Secondaries
  • Finishing the Grade

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

Want to take your experience to the next level? Try Introduction to Grading with DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio Course.

Why Choose This Course?

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 20 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

Days in Advance

0 - 14 Nil
15 - 29 10%
30 - 44 20%
45 + 30%

The Media Composer Grading with Symphony Course is an internationally recognised qualification that is based on practical, real-world post production knowledge you can put to use from day one.

We are so sure that not only will you enjoy the experience, as well as learn what you need from the course, that if you are not satisfied we will give you the same course again FREE of charge, it’s as simple as that, no argument*.

Learn how you want, with 3 delivery styles!

Learn in our dedicated central London Classroom or on our Live Online Classes. Alternatively, perhaps Bespoke Training is what you need, we can tailor any course to your requirements.

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