Batch Exporting in Avid Media Composer

This article details how to perform batch exporting in Avid Media Composer. The other day I had to export nine different parts of a training course I was editing in Avid Media Composer for one of my clients. Media Composer isn’t like Premiere where I can add a bunch of videos or sequences to a Queue … Read more

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you the difference between fixed keyframes and elastic keyframes in Avid Media Composer. We’ll use an example clip with a 3D Warp Effect on it and I’ll demonstrate what both types of keyframes do and why you would use each of them. BTW, I publish a weekly newsletter called the Video Editor’s … Read more

Rename Project in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial teaches you how to change the name of a project in Avid Media Composer. You’ll learn to find the project files and how to rename the project.

23 Posts about Video Production, Post Production, Avid and More

23 Posts on Post

I’ve been writing for my friends over at ScreenLight for…well…a long time. It’s been over two years and in the Internet world that’s a really long time. Over that time I’ve been able to stockpile a bunch of writings that I want to share with you today. 23 of them to be exact.

The posts range from Media Composer tips to the Pomodoro Technique for time management to Apps for Editors and so much more. I’ve broken them up into a couple of categories. At the very top are a few of my favorites and ones I think you should definitely read.

My Favorite Posts

The Edit Bay – A Romanticized View of One Editor’s Relationship With Four Walls

Video Editor is Not a Synonym for Motion Graphics Artist

Editor: The Amateur vs. The Professional

How to Setup a Video Company on a Realistic Budget

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EVF Tutorial – Changing (Remapping) Keyboard in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial is on how to change, also known as, remap your keyboard in Avid Media Composer.

I’ll show you how to duplicate keyboard settings, add actions or shortcuts from the Command Palette onto your keyboard, add items from menus onto your keyboard and more.

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EVF Tutorial – Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer

I am SOOO excited. Today I’m launching my first ever product — an Avid Media Composer Bin with over 50 preset Quick Transitions. In the tutorial below you’ll find out how to create your own preset Quick Transitions. After watching the tutorial go here to get my Quick Transitions Bin. As always I come out with a new … Read more

The Power of Presets for Avid Media Composer Editors

Presets will make you a faster editor. Period. Putting systems in place for often-used tasks makes you a more efficient editor. Presets are some of these systems. You can preset many aspects of your NLE, especially Avid Media Composer. Below I discuss four of my favorite areas you can use presets. This post focuses on … Read more

Set Default Tracks for New Sequences in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial is on how to set the amount of default video and audio tracks are made when you create a new sequence in Avid Media Composer.

Bins Setup for New Projects in Avid

This quick tutorial is on how I setup my bins and folders for new projects in Avid Media Composer. Proper media management starts here.