How to Use Play Length in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial will teach you how to and why you would want to use Play Length in Avid Media Composer.

Play Length is a feature you can enable in Avid Media Composer that helps your computer out when you have a complicated sequence or it’s just running slow. There’s a hundred things you can do when you’re computer is slow to help it out and this is one of them when you are running Avid Media Composer. This video and article walk you through enabling and setting up Play Length. We dive into the Console so it may not be for someone who is on Day #1 in Avid. If you are or if even if you aren’t, please leave a comment if you’re having any issues. Let’s get into it!

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Copy an Effect Between Clips in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial will teach you how to copy and paste an effect from one clip onto another in Avid Media Composer.

It is super unintuitive. I’ll show you what to do, how to save an effect in a bin for use later, and provide a couple key points to remember when working with keyframes.

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Remove All In and Out Points from Clips in Bin in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily remove all In Points and Out Points from a group of clips inside a bin in Avid Media Composer.

Have you ever had a ton of shots in a bin that you’ve already marked In Points and Out Points for? And then for whatever reason you want to remove them? Instead of going in one by one in the Source Monitor and removing them, there’s a much faster and simpler way to do this.

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Find a Corrupt Clip or Frame Quickly in Avid Media Composer

This article will show you the quickest way to do the guess and check procedure to find a corrupt clip or frame in Avid Media Composer.

To learn the fast method, I’m going to walk you through two other ways you can do this. Skip to #3 if you are in a rush. If you aren’t, it’ll be worth a couple minutes’ time to read through the first two methods described so you can have some background.

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Patching and Auto-Patching in Avid Media Composer

In this tutorial you will learn what patching is and how to use the Auto-Patching feature in Avid Media Composer. Patching is an essential skill for a video editor while Avid Media Composer’s Auto-Patching feature saves you time.

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Video Editing Terms to Know: Slip vs. Slide

This article explains the difference between the video editing terms of slip and slide. You’ll also learn how to perform slip and slide in common video editing programs such as Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.

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Ultimate List of Avid Media Composer Resources

Are you looking for resources dedicated to Avid Media Composer? You’re in the right place. Below is an organized list of websites, forums, YouTubers, blogs, social media accounts, and more resources all related to Avid Media Composer.

This list will evolve and grow. Bookmark it so you can come back later or whenever you are looking for an answer when you’re cutting in Avid Media Composer.

If you have Avid Media Composer resources of your own or ones you use, please leave a comment below or send me a message through my Contact Page so I can add it to the list. On with the resources!

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My Remote Video Editing Setup During COVID

As I write this we’re in month number four of working from home. If you aren’t aware, for my 9-5 I’m a full-time video producer and project manager with some editing responsibilities sprinkled in. I’d like to share my simple remote video editing setup that I’ve had to create during the COVID quarantine.

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How to Learn Avid Media Composer

This video discusses how to learn Avid Media Composer the way I did. It’s still the method I recommend today some 11 years later.

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