DS 324 Finishing on Avid DS


Suggested length: 3 days (24 hours)


This course provides students with hands-on practice with the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in effects creation and finishing on the Avid DS system. This course covers graphics, compositing and 3D DVE effects techniques.  


This course targets:

  • Online editors
  • Finishing artists
  • Graphics artists
  • Compositing artists
  • Multimedia producers


  • Completion of DS 101 or equivalent effects creation experience is required


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create advanced effects
  • Composite concepts
  • Use Avid DS Effects Trees
  • Perform keying
  • Use the matte key
  • Work with travelling mattes
  • Work with Photoshop imports and other graphics
  • Use handwriting
  • Remove scratches
  • Track
  • Stabilize footage
  • Mix and match file sources
  • Timewarp clips
  • Morph
  • 3D DVE, and work in Z space x