Avid Media Composer

How to control Avid Media Composer’s Audio Mixer in real-time with an iPad

How to control Avid Media Composer’s Audio Mixer in real-time with an iPad

I saw a request on Facebook or Twitter for a tutorial about the Avid Mixer. What does LIVE MODE do? That got me thinking that I miss having a control…

Avid Connect Press Conference and the Avid Product Reveal

Avid Connect Press Conference and the Avid Product Reveal

The Saturday before NAB Avid holds their annual press conference at Avid Connect. This year the keynote had an “Avid Product Reveal. Before the reveal, there was talk of…

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar…

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

This post is just a gentle public shaming for my friends over at Avid and Adobe. They are behind the engineering times when it comes to what is one of…

The Big Multi-Cam Editing Update to Avid Media Composer 2018.12

The Big Multi-Cam Editing Update to Avid Media Composer 2018.12

The Avid Media Composer update that dropped on the last day of 2018 was one of the biggest in a long time. While the new Avid Titler, and Shape-based…

AskAvid – The Sequel is online for your Avid viewing pleasure and to learn about the future of Media Composer

AskAvid – The Sequel is online for your Avid viewing pleasure and to learn about the future of Media Composer

It was just over a year ago that Avid Technology partnered with Keycode Media for the #AskAvid event where Media Composer users (and really anyone else curious about Avid and…

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

There was a tweet the other day asking an interesting question about non-linear editing certification for a graduating high school senior and which NLE certification would be most valuable…

AMD Ryzen CPU: 2nd generation arrives soon

AMD Ryzen CPU: 2nd generation arrives soon

Announced as the ultimate desktop CPU for high-performance computing, the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors lineup includes two 8-core and and two 6-core models to choose…

NAB 2018 Interview with Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica and a look at upcoming Media Composer features

NAB 2018 Interview with Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica and a look at upcoming Media Composer features

While I hated missing out on the Avid keynote the Saturday before NAB began, I knew I had another chance to heard Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica speak … when…

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

I was teaching NAB Post|Production World classes on Saturday morning of NAB 2018 when Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica (which I plan to sit down with later…

All the #28daysofQuickTips 2018 in one place

All the #28daysofQuickTips 2018 in one place

February was a busy month as the Editblog posted a QuickTip a day for the entire month. Some were Adobe Premiere Pro, some Final Cut Pro X, others Avid Media…

Day 24 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reveal File in Avid Media Composer

Day 24 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reveal File in Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer has a coupe of places there right+clicking on a object will provide the option to Reveal File. There’s a few places where this can…

Day 23 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Drag in media for a quick import into your NLE

Day 23 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Drag in media for a quick import into your NLE

While all the three major NLEs have a tool made for importing media into a project both Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer tend to like to have…

Day 21 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Use DaVinci Resolve free to test your XMLs and conforms

Day 21 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Use DaVinci Resolve free to test your XMLs and conforms

If you’re an editor who has to send out your projects to a colorist (besides being one of the lucky few in this age of one-man-bands…

Day 20 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – an extra 12db in the Avid Media Composer timeline

Day 20 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – an extra 12db in the Avid Media Composer timeline

This is kind of two Avid Media Composer audio tips in one. When you raise the audio level on a clip in Avid Media Composer via Clip Gain you can…