MC 201 Editing Tools and Techniques for Avid Media Composer


Suggested length: 2 days


Experienced Avid Media Composer or Symphony editors gain greater productivity by mastering the system's sophisticated editing features and tools. Students learn things like workspace management and project organization, along with advanced toolsets including MultiCamera, ScriptSync, and Marquee. In addition the course gives students a primer on audio mix theory and covers some fundamental Media Composer audio sweetening tools and techniques. Sessions include instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.


This course targets:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers



  • Organizing timeline and project assets
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Mastering buttons and keyboard shortcuts
  • Performing advanced trimming and editing techniques
  • Using MultiCamera editing
  • Using Script Integration and ScriptSync 
  • Using Marquee animation techniques
  • Adjusting audio with EQ
  • Using Real-Time (RTAS) AudioSuite plug-ins