Media Composer – Professional Editing I (Code: MC201)

2-day course

Designed for editors, assistant editors and multimedia producers, this two-day course focuses primarily on short-form workflows. It will furnish you with the tips, tricks and in-depth knowledge required to take you to a new level of editing.

You will learn the skills you need to optimise your editing workflows, streamline your ingest process and manage your media, including advanced picture editing techniques, how to quickly prepare for multicam editing and working with graphics and mattes.

This course also covers compositing with the 3D Warp effect, colour correction and offers an in-depth look at some of the many audio tools and effects included in Media Composer.

Areas covered:

  • Planning your editing process
  • Inputting and managing media
  • Using multicam editing
  • Using advanced editing and timeline management techniques
  • Working with graphics and mattes
  • Multilayer and composite graphics
  • Performing basic colour correction techniques
  • Preparing your audio mix using tools like EQ, compressors and expanders
  • Delivering a high-quality finished file.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials
  • Avid certified 201 examination at the end of the course.


  • Completion of MC101 & MC110 or equivalent experience of 12 months of full-time editing on Media Composer
  • A background as an editor, assistant editor, director or producer is strongly recommended.


  • Expert knowledge of Media Composer’s advanced editing functionality
  • When combined with MC210, MC201 provides the training required for Avid’s Professional Media Composer Certification.
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