Media Composer – User Certification

5-day course

Combining elements from courses ’Editing Essentials’ (MC101) and ‘Effects Essentials’ (MC110), this five-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basics of editing within Media Composer.

By allocating a generous proportion of time to practical experimentation with various techniques, students with no previous experience quickly get to grips with Media Composer’s editing capabilities.

Areas covered:

  • Starting a project
  • Basic editing
  • Refining the edit
  • Packaging and output
  • Project organisation
  • Building a scene
  • Trimming dialogue
  • Reworking a scene
  • Mixing sequence audio
  • Approval and output
  • Technical fundamentals
  • Introduction to audio and visual effects
  • Corrective effects
  • High-resolution images
  • Retiming
  • Colour treating and correcting nesting multiple effects
  • Multilayer effects
  • Performance and rendering
  • Keying and mattes
  • 3D title animation with marquee.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials
  • Avid certified user examination at the end of the course.


  • Basic knowledge of OS X, computer navigation and editing language.


  • In-depth knowledge of Media Composer’s editing functionality and how to use it effectively.
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