MC 101 Introduction to Avid Media Composer 4.0


Suggested length: 5 days


This course provides students with exposure to the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in nonlinear editing on Avid Media Composer systems. This class covers editing and effects techniques for both Macintosh and Windows systems. Session time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with sample material. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users.


This course targets:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers


  • Ability to use either the Macintosh or Windows operating systems
  • A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended


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

  • Capture media and prepare for editing
  • Organize source material in bins
  • Perform basic editing techniques with sync and non-sync material
  • Trim and fine-tune video and audio
  • Customize the system
  • Work in the timeline
  • Enhance audio
  • Create horizontal effects
  • Create multilayered and nested effects
  • Implement the basics of the 3D warp effect
  • Use keyframes
  • Understand effects performance and rendering
  • Perform automatic color correction
  • Create titles
  • Create motion effects
  • Manage projects and media
  • Output work