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Kevin P McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award winning editor and a Media Composer editor for over 15 years. He is a featured trainer at MacProVideo and is also one of the Senior Editor’s at MIJO in Toronto, Canada, with current clients including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and E1 Entertainment to name a few. He can also be found helping out on the Avid Community forums in the Media Composer & Symphony Get Started Fast forum.

Adjusting to Work Life at Home

Adjusting to Work Life at Home

We’ve seen a monumental change in the industry in the last 30 days.  One that none of us ever saw coming We saw the build up of the tidal…

Assimilate Inc. releases Scratch 9.2

Assimilate Inc. releases Scratch 9.2

This week we’re side-stepping our usual “Learn Scratch” lessons to talk about the newest release of Assimilate Scratch, and that is Scratch v9.2 .  This…

Learn Scratch – Part 6 – Over and Dual View Mode and Social Media Guides

Learn Scratch – Part 6 – Over and Dual View Mode and Social Media Guides

Whether you’re a finishing editor, or a DIT working on location, you find yourself constantly comparing things.  Whether it’s the grade you just created, compared to the original…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Working with 2:3 Pulldown

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Working with 2:3 Pulldown

I can’t remember the time that I last worked in a 1080i timeline. I’m pretty much 23.98 all the way. Working with 23.98 clips in a…

Learn Scratch – Part 5 – The Edit Module – Edit Modes and Timeline Submenu

Learn Scratch – Part 5 – The Edit Module – Edit Modes and Timeline Submenu

One question I’ve gotten a lot of, since my Scratch tutorials started coming out, is “I’m coming from XYZ NLE, and I don’t understand how Scratch’s…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Working with Boris Sapphire’s S_LensFlare

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Working with Boris Sapphire’s S_LensFlare

If someone asks you what your favorite effect is, what would you say?  I always have the same answer.  S_Glow from Boris Sapphire.  For me, the effects in their lighting…

Learn Scratch – Part 4 – Slots, Scene Detection and Layer Basics

Learn Scratch – Part 4 – Slots, Scene Detection and Layer Basics

One of my favorite concepts inside of Scratch is Slots.  It’s something that, for new users, can seem a little confusing, but once you understand the way Scratch works…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Exporting

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Exporting

I love the Avid Editors of Facebook page.  It’s such a great place to get a real sense of how everyone is using an application.  There was a…

Learn Scratch – Part 3 Outputting Continued and Color Managed Workflows

Learn Scratch – Part 3 Outputting Continued and Color Managed Workflows

I always find that rendering/exporting/outputting out of any application to be very hit and miss.  Obviously, the less options there are, the easier it is, however, in the…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating Dailies Part 3 – Adobe Media Encoder

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating Dailies Part 3 – Adobe Media Encoder

Well, we’re going to round out our look at creating dailies, or as you might also call them, low res/offline files, by looking at how to create…

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