Using Marquee DVE with Avid Media Composer

Using Marquee DVE with Avid Media Composer

Avid Marquee has a DVE that allows you to create some incredible effects using still images. To start this Avid Marquee tutorial, navigate to the Toolsets menu and select the Basic Animation Toolset. Now navigate to the file menu and import a mega-pixel photo that you’ve shot from your digital camera. Click on the safe Action / Title button at the top of the Marquee toolbar. If you scale down…

Color Cast Correction in Avid Media Composer

Color Cast Correction in Avid Media Composer

It’s easy to fix a color cast problem within Avid Media Composer. In this example, I have a camera angle that has a green color cast. To fix this, isolate the area using the add-edit function at the top of the timeline toolbar. Then move the position indicator to the front of the isolated clip segment by dragging the indicator while holding down the command key. Right click in the…

Multi Camera Editing in Media Composer 6.0

Multi Camera Editing in Media Composer 6.0

Media Composer 6.0 has an amazing multi-camera feature. Check it out. To start, you can see I have four clips within a bin. Each clip represents one camera angle. The first step is to find a sync point for each camera. So, I’ll drag the first clip into the source window, and I’m going to mark an in-point at the point where the girl jumps into the air. Okay, so…

Wind Blur effect for Avid Media Composer

Wind Blur effect for Avid Media Composer

If part of your business is doing highlight reels or promos, check out this short Media Composer tutorial for creating a customized wind blur effect. Start by creating a new sequence. Then give your new sequence a name. Edit two clips to the sequence. In this example, I’ll drag these two clips here directly to the timeline. Add new video track by using the keyboard shortcut command Y. Turn off…

Creating Customized Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer

Creating Customized Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer

It’s easy to create custom Quick Transitions within Avid Media Composer. If you find this tutorial useful, check out GeniusDV’s Media Composer training packages to Orlando, FL. To start, navigate over to the effects palette icon within the project window, and drag an effect between any two clips in a sequence. Navigate to the upper left portion of the timeline window and press the effect mode button. Go ahead and…

Giant Crawling Title using Avid FX with Media Composer

Giant Crawling Title using Avid FX with Media Composer

You can use a combination of Avid Media Composer and Avid FX to create some amazing composites. In this example, lets create some giant text that crawls across the screen with video inside the text. To start edit two clips above each other to a new sequence. Next, navigate to the project window and look for the Avid FX category. Drag the Avid FX filter onto the top clip in…

Avid Media Composer 3D Title – Avid FX

Avid Media Composer 3D Title – Avid FX

It’s super easy to create an animated 3D title in Avid Media Composer using the Avid FX plugin. To start, create a new sequence and edit at least two clips to the timeline so they are directly on top of each other. If your sequence doesn’t have a second video track use the keyboard shortcut command Y to add a new track. Also, make sure this video monitor icon is…

Avid Media Composer Paint Effect

Avid Media Composer Paint Effect

You can use Avid Media Composer’s animatte feature to create a paint effect. If you find this tutorial useful, check out GeniusDV’s Avid Media Composer training packages to Orlando, FL. Start by editing two clips directly on top of each other. Move this monitor icon to the top layer on V2. This layer will cover the clip below it. Navigate over to the project window and click on the effects…

Light Streak Freeze Frame Effect for Avid Media Composer

Light Streak Freeze Frame Effect for Avid Media Composer

You can create some amazing effects using a combination of Avid Marquee and Avid Media Composer. Check this out. To create this effect, park over a frame within your sequence that you want to freeze. Then click on the Composer window fast menu. Now click on the match frame button within the tear off tool palette. Navigate to the Clip menu and choose a one second freeze frame. Then select…