NC120 News Editing with Media Composer


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eLearning (Avid Learning Central): 12 hours

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


The NC120 News Editing with Media Composer course introduces an in-depth look into the workflow of editing nonlinear video and audio to a news story originated through a newsroom computer system (NRCS) using Media Composer with Avid Media Composer | NewsCutter Option. Basic interactions with workgroup components such as Avid MediaCentral | Production and Newsroom Management, Avid NEXIS, and the NRCS tool are also introduced within the course.

This course prepares candidates wishing to sit the Avid Certified | Media Composer News Specialist certification exam.


This course is designed for:

  • News Producers
  • News Editors
  • Video Journalists
  • Videographers

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn the core Avid news workflow
  • Understand the basic structure and user interface of Media Composer
  • Learn video editing techniques including trimming sequences, recording, editing and adjustment of audio within a sequence
  • Add news based video effects
  • Acquire an understanding of where and how to output completed news packages
  • Gain knowledge of integration and workflows of the Avid News option using the NRCS tool
  • Learn to manage media with shared storage and assets in Avid NEXIS as well as Avid MediaCentral, helping to outline the wider workflows and production processes associated with a larger news environment
  • Be ready to sit the Avid Certified User: Media Composer | NewsCutter Option certification exam

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* Public In-Person courses are offered only at Avid Learning Partners.
† The course hours for the private onsite classes are shown as a suggested recommendation. Avid will work with you directly to customize courses to meet your specific needs and Avid workflows.
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