Media Composer — Professional Editing II (Code: MC210)

3-day course

Designed for editors, assistant editors and multimedia producers, this 3-day course will enable you to continue to build the necessary knowledge to distinguish yourself as a true editing professional.

With a focus on long-form work, where you might be part of a bigger team of specialists, you will learn the skills you need to automate the ingest process using Dynamic Media Folders and organise your media, metadata and settings. You will learn about colour management, how to work with scripts, and using surround sound.

The course also covers some advanced compositing techniques using the Paint Tools, Animatte, SpectraMatte and the Avid Tracker.

Areas covered:

  • Utilising workflows for long-form keyframing
  • Preparing for the edit
  • Using colour management techniques
  • Custom and master settings
  • Using script-based editing
  • Performing advanced trimming and timeline techniques
  • Managing metadata for output
  • Working with multichannel audio, surround sound, and audio ducking
  • Using the paint tools to fix common image problems and apply treatments
  • Using the compositing and tracking tools
  • Improving your story with VFX.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials
  • Avid certified 210 examination at the end of the course.


  • Completion of MC101 & MC110 or equivalent of 12 months’ experience of full-time editing using Media Composer
  • Completion of MC201 is strongly recommended
  • 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 MC201, MC210 provides the training required for Avid’s Professional Media Composer Certification.
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