Black and White Video Tutorial in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial teaches you how to create black and white video in Avid Media Composer using the Color Correction tool and how to keyframe saturation.

Using the Timecode Window in Avid Media Composer — EVF Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you what Avid Media Composer’s Timecode Window is and how to use it. This tool is hidden by default but can provide you with a ton of useful information while you edit your videos. You’ll learn how to change the display of the tool, how to add lines of information like the … Read more

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.

EVF Tutorial – Trim To Fill Effect in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial covers the Trim To Fill Effect in Avid Media Composer. Trim To Fill is crazy easy to use especially compared to an effect like Timewarp. I’ll show you how to expand and shrink the timing of a clip in just a couple simple steps. BTW, I recently started a fun weekly newsletter called … Read more

EVF Tutorial – Template Sequence in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial will walk you through how to create a template sequence in Avid Media Composer. You’ll learn how to create a new sequence, add video tracks, add audio tracks, rename tracks and more so you can reuse the sequence over and over. Useful link from the tutorial: Mastering Avid Media Composer’s Keyboard Shortcuts Leave … Read more

EVF Tutorial – Title Tool Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

This tutorial is on a few useful shortcuts in Avid Media Composer’s Title Tool. We’ll cover how to center an object horizontally and vertically, creating a shape, how to change an object’s stacking order and how to add a soft drop shadow. Let me know if you have any questions on the Title Tool, on … Read more

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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