Work Faster in Avid Media Composer #TutorialTuesday #AvidMC
Today’s theme is working faster and more efficiently in Avid Media Composer. Below are some tools to help you achieve more speed!
Update Note: Avid Media Composer did have a patch update last week for the Windows version, to Avid Media Composer 2018.12.5. This patch release is available through the Download Center only. In other words, you will not see it in your My Avid account or on Avid Link. Additionally, it is for windows only and you must have v2018.12.3 installed to update to the current version.
Transcode 8X Faster with Avid Media Composer, plus comparison to Adobe Media Encoder, Resolve
Benjamin Patch at The Post Workshop explains transcoding two ways. First, he shows you two ingest methods to import and optimize your source material for Avid Media Composer. Then, he gives a comparison between Avid’s transcode times to Adobe Media Encoder, DaVinci Resolve, Shutter Encoder, and HandBrake.
Edit Faster with These Avid Media Composer Shortcuts
Further, on the topic of working faster, Lily Kleinman over at No Film School has posted a super useful keyboard shortcuts map. It includes a list of the functions and tools. You can download her documentary keyboard settings and give them a whirl, too!
Easily Slow Down or Speed Up Clips in Avid Media Composer
The Soundsnap blog had an article last month on how to use the Trim To Fill Effect in Avid Media Composer. This can give your work a really stylized look. Not to mention it can help you fit a clip that just doesn’t quite fit.
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Posted by Michele