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Old February 28th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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premiere pro to media composer, learning curve

ive been using premiere pro for about 8 years and love it. but i decided to download the trial of media composer.

i thought id give it a try, i mostly do short videos music videos and live concerts with multi cams

what can i do to learn the most in my 30 day trial? does avid have multicam editing?
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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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Learn to use the keyboard. Almost everything in avid is done using the keyboard. There's not a lot of dragging and tweaking done using the mouse.

This is something that FCP and premeire users find most difficult about using an Avid. Once you get the keyboard shortcuts down, the penny will drop, and you'll realize why it's still the choice of most top end editors that cut every single day. It's fast.

Yes it does multi-cam too. (they invented it).
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Old March 1st, 2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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Here are some links to Avid tutorials:

The First 100 Basic MC Tutorials - Completed May 11th, 2009 - Avid Video Community

The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (90 uploaded March 1st) - Avid Video Community

Tips and Tutorials - Avid Video Community


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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:04 AM   #4
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Learn to use the keyboard. Almost everything in avid is done using the keyboard. There's not a lot of dragging and tweaking done using the mouse.

This is something that FCP and premeire users find most difficult about using an Avid. Once you get the keyboard shortcuts down, the penny will drop, and you'll realize why it's still the choice of most top end editors that cut every single day. It's fast.

Yes it does multi-cam too. (they invented it).
Spot on with everything you said. Fastest editor I've ever laid my hands on, and multicam was a JOY to use.

As one pro editor said in an interview, Avid is the only editor out there where you could probably do a complete feature film edit without touching the mouse. Boy was he right. And DAMN is it amazing to be able to use two hands all the time to speed things up.
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