The Media Composer Professional Editing I Course

Avid Media Composer

The Media Composer Professional Editing I Course (MC201)

From £560.00 With 90 day discount (3 days)

This 3 Day Advanced Media Composer Professional Editing I Course will give you the skills and in-depth, under-the-hood knowledge you need to distinguish yourself as a true editing professional and go for the high-profile jobs you want.

This course will cover the advanced skills you need to work on big-budget productions: media management, advanced picture editing, and advanced sound editing.

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

Course Times

Days 1 - 3 10 am - 5:30 pm (1 Hr lunch + 2 x 10 min breaks)

This course is designed for experienced Media Composer users looking to increase their skills and learn advanced features of the programme.

  • Plan your Editing Process
  • Input and Manage Media
  • Use Multicam Editing
  • Use Advanced Editing and Timeline Management Techniques
  • Work with Graphics and Mattes
  • Multilayer and Composite Graphics
  • Perform Basic Colour Correction Techniques
  • Prepare Your Audio Mix Using Tools like EQ, Compressors, and Expanders
  • Deliver a High-Quality Finished File

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

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Completion of The Media Composer Fundamentals I Course and The Media Composer Fundamentals II Course or equivalent experience of 12 months of full-time editing on the system
  • A background as an editor, assistant editor, director or producer is strongly recommended

This course has an Avid Certified Professional Exam available at the end of both 200 level courses. The exam is normally taken on the last day of The Media Composer Professional Effects and Compositing Course, however you can arrange to take the exam at a later date.

Please note

  • You must be an Avid Certified User before sitting the Professional exam. Find out more about Avid User Certifications.

Want to take your experience to the next level? Try the Media Composer Professional Editing II course.

  • Planning Your Edit
  • Overview of Workflows
  • Considerations When Starting a New Project
  • Preparing the Project Settings
  • Common Capture and Delivery Formats
  • Storage Requirements
  • Preparing the System
  • Where Does Your Project and Associated Data Reside?
  • Exploring Resolutions (Codecs)
  • Reveal Bins: Which Final is Final?
  • Media File Folders and Databases
  • Audio Midpoint Attenuation
  • Making a Duplicate Setting
  • Input: Link or Import?
  • Working With the Source Browser
  • Using the Browser Tool to Link Media
  • Working with Camera Cards
  • Using the Source Browser Tool to Import Media
  • Other Ways to Link or Import Media
  • Workflow for Ingesting Media
  • Consolidate vs. Transcode
  • Background Consolidating or Transcoding
  • How Media Composer Adapts Footage
  • Aspect Ratio Issues with Standard Definition Footage
  • Relinking to Files that have Moved
  • Workflow for Offline to Online
  • Preparing the Production Team
  • Avid Multicamera Editing Workflows
  • Creating Group Clips
  • Setting Up for Multicamera Editing
  • Editing a Multicamera Sequence
  • Committing Multicamera Edits
  • Creating Multigroup Clips
  • Additional Grouping Methods: Ganging Footage in Monitors
  • A New World of Editing
  • The Timeline
  • Sequence Templates and Favourite Bins
  • Working with Tracks in the Timeline
  • Cleaning Tracks
  • Enhancing Functions with Modifier Keys
  • Understanding Track Order
  • Sequence Cleaning
  • Sync Point Editing
  • Working with Still Graphics
  • Linking to a File
  • Importing a File
  • Organisation
  • Importing Animated Graphics
  • Batch Import in the Graphic workflow
  • Editing Graphics and Logos with Alpha
  • Animated Lower Thirds
  • Importing Photoshop Layers
  • Unlocking the Matte Key
  • Adding Graphics in incubate
  • Reviewing Effect Techniques
  • Using the 3D Warp Effect
  • Saving and Using Effect Templates
  • Making a Video Wall
  • Adding Some Animation
  • Some Final Considerations for Keyframes
  • Collapsing Tracks in the Timeline
  • Understanding Perspective and Target
  • A Quick Guide to the Remaining Features
  • The Colour Correction Tool
  • Colour Correction Workflow
  • Semi-Automatic Correction
  • Colour Cast Removal
  • Using Correction Templates
  • Keeping It Legal
  • Preparing for the Audio Mix
  • Understanding Tracks, Channels and Voices
  • Stereo
  • Workflow for Audio Mixing
  • Applying Audio Effects
  • Audio Effects: EQ
  • Audio Effects: Dynamics
  • Remove Hum at a Particular Frequency
  • Remove Noise at a Particular Level
  • What are your Delivery Requirements?
  • Preparing for Output
  • Closed Captions
  • Reformatting
  • Final Considerations Before Output
  • Output Options
  • Archiving Your Project
  • Introducing AS-02-Versioning
  • Cleaning Up Your Media
  • Performing a Data Mixdown

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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London Training Centre 12th Apr 2018 £560.0030% Advance Booking Discount
London Training Centre 19th Feb 2018 £560.0030% Advance Booking Discount
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Why Choose This Course?

If you are an experienced Media Composer user looking to increase your skills and learn the advanced features of the program then this is the course for you. This Media Composer Professional Picture and Sound Editing course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to distinguish yourself as a true editing professional.

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 Professional Picture and Sound Editing 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*.