MC 205 Effects Tools and Techniques for Avid Media Composer


Suggested length: 2 days


This course provides in-depth workflow knowledge of using keyframe graphs, Paint Effects, Matte Keys, Chroma Key and Luma Key effects, and advanced effect design techniques. The course is divided between modules which present the techniques you need to effectively operate the Avid system along with explanatory material, and exercises that provide hands-on practice. During the exercises, you create and combine effects to achieve real-world results.


This course is targeted at:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers



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

  • Describe techniques for creating complex effect composites
  • Understand Intraframe and AniMatte effects
  • Use keyframe graphs to break down and modify individual effect parameters
  • Use effect shortcuts and tips
  • Work with matte keys
  • Work with chroma and luma keys