The Media Composer Conversion Course for Editors

Avid Media Composer

The Media Composer Conversion Course for Editors (MC250)

From £381.50 With 90 day discount (2 days)

This two day hands-on Avid Media Composer Conversion course introduces experienced editors to the primary feature set and interface of Avid Media Composer 8.

This course translates the delegate's existing editing talents to the Avid skill set. In this course,editors will learn Avid Media Composer editing operations: capturing, sound editing, creating bins and sequences, as well as Avid's extensive effects package, real time color correcting and numerous tips and keyboard shortcuts for everything in between.

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  • 14 hours hands on instructor lead training
  • Individual Apple workstation
  • Course media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course Times

Days 1 - 210 am - 5:30 pm (1 Hr lunch + 2 x 10 min breaks)

This Avid conversion course is ideal for the veteran Editor looking to transfer their skills to Avid Media Composer.

  • Introducing Tools & Workflow
  • Basic Editing
  • Timeline Editing
  • Trimming
  • Audio Editing
  • Customising Settings
  • Effects
  • Colour Correction
  • Creating titles with Avid Marquee
  • Capturing Tape-based Media
  • Working with file-based media
  • Managing Your Project and Media
  • Delivering Finished Work

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

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Advanced knowledge of using Final Cut Pro 7 or similar NLEs is required

Whilst there is no Avid certification for this course, our trainers are industry-experienced Avid Certified Instructors and Soho Editors is an Authorised Avid Training Partner. Additionally you will receive a certificate from Soho Editors upon completion of the course.

Want to take your experience to the next level? Try The Media Composer Effects Essentials Course.

  • Creating and opening a project
  • The project window
  • Exploring the interface
  • Loading and marking clips
  • Editing to the timeline
  • Saving your work
  • Playing and marking clips
  • Creating a sequence
  • Removing material from a sequence
  • Creating subclips
  • Creating subsequences
  • Storyboard editing
  • Extracting top and tail
  • Working with tracks
  • Editing shots with segment mode
  • Avid trimming
  • Trimming types and processes
  • Additional methods for adding and removing frames
  • Slipping and sliding segments
  • Adjusting levels and pan with the Audio Mixer tool
  • Adjusting audio gain using keyframes
  • Audio gain automation real-time recording
  • Viewing and changing settings
  • Mapping buttons and menu items
  • Configuring the timeline
  • Using toolsets
  • Accessing and applying effects
  • Using keyframes
  • Saving and applying effect templates
  • Nesting effects
  • Using the colour correction toolset
  • Using automatic correction
  • Working in Marquee
  • Creating title text
  • Formatting and enhancing text
  • Working with shapes
  • Saving to your bins
  • Editing and revising titles
  • Working with the capture tool
  • Capturing footage
  • The Avid media access workflow
  • Working with P2, XDCAM, RED & Quicktime media
  • Importing image or video files
  • Importing audio files
  • Customising text view
  • Sorting and sifting clips
  • Moving and copying clips
  • Using the media tool
  • Deleting clips and media
  • Tape based delivery
  • File based delivery
  • Creating EDLs

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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This course is available with Creative Skillset's latest Film Fund. Click here to find out more.

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London Training Centre 7th Jun 2018 £381.5030% Advance Booking Discount
London Training Centre 5th Apr 2018 £381.5030% Advance Booking Discount
London Training Centre 25th Jan 2018 £436.0020% Advance Booking Discount
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Why Choose This Course?

You have edited for years in Final Cut Pro 7 and now you are looking to switch to Media Composer. This Media Composer for Final Cut Pro 7 Users Course is the perfect transition, covering all the basics from importing straight through to export.

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 17 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

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The Media Composer for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors 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*.