September 3 2016

Avid Media Composer 8.5 NOW HAS PLURALEYES

Kevin P McAuliffe demos the new waveform sync in Media Composer 8.5. You can take all the cameras and group link by selecting the new waveform sync. This is just like the Plureyes product and will allow you to move quickly into  multi cam editing.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Multicam Editing in v8.5
waveform sync

Don’t have MC8.5 and want to sync with using just the audio scrubbing? Here you can watch Kevin P McAuliffe explain how to do that.

Multicam Editing in Avid Media Composer

April 20 2016

Avid Media Composer: Delete Effect & Move Clip Answers

Recently I asked two questions on the Avid Media composer forum of problems I have been having I am sure many others editors will run across.

  1. First problem was trying to move a clip down the timeline to line up with the audio track. The answer was to select the clip and then use the keys “M” & “/” to tap the clip into position.
  2. Second was deleting an effect between two dissolves, Media Composer likes to delete the transition first before the effect. Answer is to select the clip first and then delete the effect.  You can use the segment mode with either the overwrite or the splice in tool.
January 27 2016

Media Composer-FIRST

Avid has finally started working on a pared down version of media composer for those possible used the old Liquid intermediate version of NLE from Avid. The consumer version is Pinnacle, easy to use but always costing you to add effects and plugins. Then you go right into professional MC with the whole gamit of options, this is the direction I went, just diving right into the difficult learning curve of Avid.

Now there is an intermediate option with Media composer First. Not sure the cost but seems it will have a lot of options to create story and worry less about the editing.

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