MC400 Avid Media Composer System Support


Virtual Instructor-Led: 39 hours
9 hours of self-paced pre-learning in Avid Learning Central followed by 6 hours of Live online instructor-led training per day, over 5 days.

Daily practical exercises are provided for attendees to complete before each live session using live cloud-based student labs.
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Onsite: 39 hours
9 hours of self-paced pre-learning in Avid Learning Central followed by 30 hours of classroom Instructor-Led Training, over 4 days.
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Avid Media Composer System Support is designed to provide students with the techniques to install, configure, and troubleshoot Media Composer editing systems to maximize productivity and minimize system downtime. A blend of online self-study, combined with classroom lab work and role-playing, gives students’ practical hands on experience. After completing the course, participants will be able to install and configure Avid Media Composer systems and provide first-line support to the Avid customer base.

This course prepares candidates for the Avid Certified Support Representative: Media Composer certification exam as well as being the foundation of the program for candidates pursuing the full certification path to become an Avid Certified Support Representative: Elite.


This course is designed for:

  • Support and maintenance personnel
  • IT professionals
  • Avid editors who wish to expand their technical expertise


The following are highly recommended:

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the evolution of Avid's editing systems
  • Understand basic video theory
  • Understand Avid native codecs
  • Understand a basic Avid network requirements for editing
  • Understand the Media Composer Licensing options and configurations
  • Identify and configure Mac, PC, and Avid hardware
  • Configure and optimize Windows and macOS operating systems 
  • Device driver installation and configuration
  • Install and configure Avid's editing systems 
  • Integrate Media Composer with shared storage
  • Install and configure I/O hardware
  • Compare the different capabilities the break out boxes
  • Understand and work with the Avid Media File System
  • Be capable of identifying, adding and removing additional plug-ins 
  • Understand and optimize of Media Composer for different workflows and hardware configurations
  • Compare capabilities between the editor versions and product lines
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems on Avid Media Composer systems
  • Be ready to sit the Avid Certified Support Representative: Media Composer Certification exam


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