1. Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch our 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users. AvidBlogs.com/MC7Fast

    In the first of our "Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer" tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe takes you through the basics of Project creation, the layout of your Media Composer interface, some common settings including bin and keyboard settings, as well as the Command Palette and shows you some great bin features that will get you organized and keep you organized to get your projects finished faster than ever. This will give you the proper start to make sure that every project you work on is as problem-free as possible.

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  2. If you’re not getting what you need to succeed—or you’re a former Avid user who switched (we’d love to have you back)—join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe to get started fast. AvidBlogs.com/FCP7Fast/

    In the first of our “Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7” tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe takes you through the basics of moving your project from FCP7 to Avid Media Composer 7 with a focus on AMA. Avid Media Access (AMA) is a revolutionary plug-in architecture that lets you connect a supported card, disc, or device and begin viewing and cutting footage right away—no need to transcode media or use other software to view the clips. Kevin will show you where to download the AMA plug-ins for Sony XDCAM, AVCHD, Canon, RED and more. You’ll learn AMA settings and how to link to a volume. New in Media Composer 7 are the FrameFlex tools. Kevin demonstrates how to start working in HD directly from high-res sources with FrameFlex and maintain full creative control of reframing. He wraps up by showing how to easily move your sequence to Media Composer 7 using the free utility, Automatic Duck Pro Export for FCP7. This first lesson is a must see for editors to get up and running with FCP7 projects and footage in MC7—fast.

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  3. If you’re not getting what you need to succeed—or you’re a former Avid user who switched (we’d love to have you back)—join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe to get started fast. AvidBlogs.com/FCP7Fast/

    In the second of our "Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7" tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe highlights key differences between FCP7 and Media Composer 7. Kevin will demonstrate how your previous workflows in FCP7 can easily be recreated in Media Composer 7. He covers keyboard mapping vs. command palette, FCP7 editing layout vs. composer window, moving clips around an FCP7 timeline vs. Avid Smart Tools, trimming, color correction, and exporting. Kevin even answers one of the most asked questions. How do you post to YouTube from the Media Composer 7 timeline? This second lesson is a must see for editors to transfer their FCP7 essential editing techniques to MC7—fast.

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  4. If you’re not getting what you need to succeed—or you’re a former Avid user who switched (we’d love to have you back)—join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe to get started fast. AvidBlogs.com/FCP7Fast/

    In our third "Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7" tutorials, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to gain peace of mind with reliable media management. Media Composer keeps track of all your projects, assets, source material, rendered files, metadata, and more, so you don’t have to. Learn how to use the Avid Attic to retrieve autosaved bins. Watch Kevin demonstration how to delete media safely from your project with the Media Tool. He also shows a great tip for removing unused media from your projects—fast. Another great lesson if you're making the move from FCP7.

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  5. If you’re not getting what you need to succeed—or you’re a former Avid user who switched (we’d love to have you back)—join award-winning editor Kevin P McAuliffe to get started fast. AvidBlogs.com/FCP7Fast/

    In our fourth "Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7" tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe tackles effects. Learn how to transfer your knowledge of FCP7 effects and keyframes to get the look, sound, and quality you want using a host of built-in effects and audio tools in Media Composer 7. In particular, learn how the 3D Warp effect can be your go-to tool for day-to-day work. See how powerful it is, as well as how to easily keyframe only the parameters you need, as well as how to adjust spline curves to give your animations a more realistic look—fast. Watch this lesson to see Kevin demonstration how efficient effects work in Media Composer can be compared to FCP7.

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