MN101 Maestro | News Basics


eLearning (Avid Learning Central): 15 hours

Instructor-Led (Private OnSite*): 24 hours

  • Three 8-hour days of live classroom training


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Maestro | News Basics is designed to teach designers and operators how to manage, distribute, and play out high-resolution, real-time broadcast graphics videos easily and efficiently. This course covers the entire broadcast workflow, starting from the graphic creation process and finishing with the final graphic templates ready for air.

The first lesson covers the basics of Maestro | Designer which is used to design the look and feel of the graphics. The following lessons cover using the PageEditor to create data entry templates for graphics of any kind. Here you’ll learn about creating connections to external data sources and rules for conditional playout. You will also learn how to build rundowns from the existing graphic templates for playback to air.


This course is intended for broadcast studio designers and operators who are tasked in preparing data entry templates (pages) for use during broadcast.


  • Working knowledge of the broadcast workflow
  • Basic user knowledge and some experience in Maestro | Designer
  • Basic understanding of Excel files, SQL DB

LeaRning objectives

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

  • Create Maestro | News pages, which are used by broadcast operators during broadcast to control Maestro | Designer scenes
  • Set up graphic templates to efficiently control the animations and populate them with updated text, data, images, etc. obtained from different DB sources  

*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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