Avid Media Composer

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…

Day 19 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Map audio waveforms and keyframes in Avid Media Composer

Day 19 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Map audio waveforms and keyframes in Avid Media Composer

A number of versions ago Avid added the very handy per track toggle option for audio waveforms where you could turn on waveforms for a single track at a time…

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

There was a Facebook post in an Avid editing group the other day that reminded me of one of my favorite uses for Final Cut Pro X: as a lightning…