MC239 Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony


Suggested length: 16 hours plus an optional 8 more hours that covers Symphony-specific tools and workflows


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eLearning (Avid Learning Central): 14 hours

Instructor-Led (Public In-Person*): 16 hours
  • Two 8-hour days of live classroom training


Color grading is more popular today than ever before - and in greater demand! Avid Media Composer has a powerful toolset allowing you to combine both HSL and Curves corrections for robust corrections, while Symphony takes it to the next level with advanced secondary correction tools and the fastest color-grading workflow in the industry. You can learn to use these powerful tools efficiently, using expert techniques to achieve consistent, professional results.

The Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony (MC239) course will teach you to carefully analyze images to diagnose the problems and fix them quickly. Learn to grade in multiple passes, leveraging various tools for flexibility in correcting the toughest images. Learn to control the eye of the viewer through little known shape-based secondary tools found in both Media Composer and Symphony that enable you to create animated masks, vignettes, and gradients. Plus, master the advanced relationship-based grading tools in Symphony to streamline your grading workflow and finish in less time than you thought possible.


This course is designed for:

  • Colorists
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers


Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand Color Grading fundamentals
  • Learn System Configurations for Color Grading
  • Learn Core Grading tools and techniques
  • Use Curves for Grading
  • Work with Advanced Primary Color Correction
  • Use Secondary Color Correction (Avid Symphony)
  • Use AniMatte with Color Correction
  • Group Color Corrections
  • Deliver a Graded Digital Master

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