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Avid Media Composer (71 Tutorials)

Avid/Squeeze: Media Composer – Sorenson Squeeze Integration by Kevin P. McAuliffe

Avid/Squeeze: Media Composer – Sorenson Squeeze Integration by Kevin P. McAuliffe

November 21, 2017

Kevin shows you how Sorenson Squeeze can interact directly with Media Composer to allow you to compress exports right from your timeline.

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5 Ways to Edit Faster

5 Ways to Edit Faster

October 17, 2017

Whether you’ve been editing for years or you’re new to the process, everyone wants to edit faster. Although these tips are geared toward new editors, even seasoned editors will hopefully pick up a few tips to speed up their workflow.

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Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Day for Night with Continuum & Sapphire

Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Day for Night with Continuum & Sapphire

October 17, 2017

Editor Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Media Composer editors how to take day time footage and transform it into night using Continuum’s Color & Tone tools and sister product Sapphire’s Night Sky and Luna.

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What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

September 5, 2017

Learn about types of compression; terminologies like attack and release, limiting, and compression ratio; compression in vocals and voiceovers; and third-party compression plug-ins. This is an overview, so there’s a lot that isn’t covered here, but this will hopefully give you some background for further exploration.

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Easy 3D Title Animations with Title Studio

Easy 3D Title Animations with Title Studio

September 5, 2017

Kevin P. McAuliffe uses Boris Continuum’s Title Studio to quickly create a 3D animated title in this edition of Let’s Edit with Avid Media Composer,

Inspired by “The Lego Batman Movie”, Kevin dives into extruded text, adding lights, and the easy workflow from the standalone to the plug-in version of Title Studio, all inside Avid Media Composer.

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Avid: Replace Screens in Media Composer with Mocha Pro

Avid: Replace Screens in Media Composer with Mocha Pro

August 15, 2017

Join Mary Poplin in this planar motion tracking and screen insert tutorial for Avid Media Composer editors, and learn how easy it is to replace cell phone screens and monitors using Mocha Pro.

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Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

May 9, 2017

It’s no fun to key a poorly lit green screen, but the keying plug-ins in Boris Continuum Complete can help with this arduous task. Vin Morreale explains how he takes an imperfect green screen shot in Avid Media Composer and makes it work with BCC Chroma Key Studio, Fast Film Process, Title Studio and Grunge.

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Advanced Lens Flare 3D Tracking with Mocha in Avid Media Composer

Advanced Lens Flare 3D Tracking with Mocha in Avid Media Composer

May 9, 2017

Avid editor/trainer Kevin P. McAuliffe gives out several great tips to about tracking, exporting, and importing Mocha’s tracking data into the Lens Flare 3D MT.

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Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: BCC Film Looks

Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: BCC Film Looks

March 14, 2017

In this tutorial Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to transform your crisp HD footage to a more gritty organic film look by subtly layering multiple effects from Boris Continuum 10.

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In Depth: Audio Plugins and Formats for Video Professionals

In Depth: Audio Plugins and Formats for Video Professionals

March 14, 2017

You may think of Toolfarm as a place for just visual effects plug-ins and video tools, but we also know a bit about audio plug-ins. Did you know that many NLEs support audio plug-ins? This is a guide that explains the difference between Native and DSP-based plug-ins. Find out which format works with your system, whether you’re using ProTools, Cubase, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas or Final Cut Pro X.

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Tutorial: Let’s Edit with Avid Media Composer: Sapphire Builder, Part II

Tutorial: Let’s Edit with Avid Media Composer: Sapphire Builder, Part II

February 7, 2017

Kevin P. McAuliffe gives an introduction on how to use GenArts Sapphire Builder in Avid Media Composer. Sapphire Builder is a super cool piece of software that gives users endless effects, right within Media Composer!

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Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K Tutorial – make a HUD interface from scratch

Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K Tutorial – make a HUD interface from scratch

January 24, 2017

You can make a HUD interface from scratch in less than 30 minutes using HUD Elements 4K from Luca Visual FX.  Learn how in this tutorial.

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Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

January 10, 2017

Join professional editor and independent filmmaker Damien LeVeck with this in-depth tutorial on Sapphire’s LensFlare effect in Avid Media Composer.

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Boris FX Final Effects Complete – Transitions

Boris FX Final Effects Complete – Transitions

December 31, 2016

Kevan O’Brien walks you through some of the subtleties of the transitions found in Final Effects Complete Version 7. See how flexible the transitions are to use from within Avid editing systems and how they can be easily tweaked to give the desired effect.

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2016: Toolfarm’s Most Popular Posts

December 28, 2016

Just in case you missed them or want to see them again, here are the most popular articles we posted in 2016.

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