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A collection of Avid Media Composer related links for my NAB Migrating to Avid class

I promised to post a bunch of helpful links for migrating editors so here they are.

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With the 2012 NAB show a thing of the past that means the Post|Production world conference is a thing of the past too. One of the classes I taught this year was Essentials of Avid Media Composer Editing for Migrating Editors . It was a great class and a full house of people moving or thinking about moving to Media Composer. I promised the class I would post a list of links and resources they might find useful when moving to Avid. Here’s that list.

Below are a number of training related resources

Getting Started with Media Composer 6
for Final Cut Pro Users

Getting Started with Media Composer 6 and Avid Symphony 6 for Media Composer Users

Working with Stereoscopic 3D Features
in Media Composer 6

Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow from the Avid forums.

Media Composer: Getting Started Fast community forum

Self-Paced Training: New Books/eBooks & Video

Avid Learning Series, published by Course Technology PTR

Class On Demand Avid® Media Composer® for Final Cut Pro Users

Lynda.com Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5

[FREE Avid Media Composer 30 Day Trial:(http://apps.avid.com/media-composer-trial/)

The NAB Final Cut Pro (or early Avid) to Symphony crossgrade

The NAB hardware upgrade promotion

Some 3rd party resellers to get the permanent $1495 Final Cut Pro to Media Composer crossgrade Videoguys and
Sweetwater though right now it’s cheaper to get the Symphony upgrade promotion. If you need an explanation of exactly what Avid Symphony is then read this.

The best ever deal for students, Media Composer Student Price = $295 w/ 4years of upgrades at Avid for Education

Miscellaneous links from around the web

Freddy’s Big List of Relevant Avid Links including the PDF no Avid editor should be without.

My Avid vs. Final Cut Pro articles and link that I desperately need to update.

The Avid Ecosystem from Oliver Peters’ Digital Films.

The Avid-L mailing list on Yahoo! groups is a great place to learn.

Thanks Ian for helping me gather most of these!


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