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  • Fri, Aug 27 2010 9:07 PM

    Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Hey ya'll,

    A bit of info to pass along.

    Avid Training has partnered up with Class on Demand expert Steve Hullfish to develop training for FCP users to use their knowledge of Final Cut Pro to harness Media Composer® 5’s powerful interface.
     
    Avid Media Composer® for Final Cut Pro (DVD) - This DVD will take the skills FCP users already have with Final Cut Pro and teach them how to apply those skills to Media Composer 5. Get it now for $49 - save 50% - for a limited time on our Avid Store.
     
    Avid Media Composer® for Final Cut Pro (Training Series) - This series of lessons, designed for Final Cut Pro users, will guide you through the features and workflows needed to complete projects using Avid Media Composer. By using your knowledge of Final Cut Pro, you'll become   comfortable with Media Composer 5's powerful interface.
     
    Sneak Previews on YouTube:


    Lesson 3.1 - Ingesting File-Based Media with AMA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz67-Bos3yU
    Lesson 12.1 - Unique Features of Media Composer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9X5RN2yqaM
    Lesson 14.1 - Script-Based Editing with ScriptSync: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZRwJ31nX5I

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  • Thu, Jul 14 2011 4:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Todd great videos for Me--good refreshers. Thanks

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  • Sun, Aug 7 2011 10:07 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  • Tue, Aug 23 2011 8:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Hi Todd,

    Is this DVD going to be available in Pal format? I'm making the switch to Avid from FCP now Apple have screwed up with X.

    This training could be a great help.

    Thanks,

    Mike.

    Media Composer on a very, very, old mac. [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Mike:
    Is this DVD going to be available in Pal format?

    In my experience, PAL or NTSC doesn't matter for DVDs. Only region does. To the best of my knowledge, these DVDs are region free.

    /Øystein

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  • Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Hi,

    adonis:
    Mike:
    Is this DVD going to be available in Pal format?

    In my experience, PAL or NTSC doesn't matter for DVDs. Only region does. To the best of my knowledge, these DVDs are region free.

    PAL or NTSC doesn't matter if you're playing a DVD through a computer, but it does if you're using a DVD player.  You can play an NTSC DVD in a PAL DVD player, but a PAL DVD won't play correctly in an NTSC DVD player connected to an NTSC TV.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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  • Wed, Aug 31 2011 10:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Thanks for the info chaps, I'm going to chase this up.

     

    Mike.

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  • Wed, Aug 31 2011 10:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Hi:

    Is it possible to buy this as the download version? That would obviate any PAL/NTSC issues.

    Thanks

     

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  • Fri, Sep 2 2011 7:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Gerbow....

    The DVD is only available as a shipping version.  Class On Demand is offering it with support from Avid but it is a physical disk.

    Are you unable to order it?

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  • Sat, Oct 1 2011 5:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Hi! So I have a question regarding the Media Composer for Final Cut Users. I recently ordered MC using the FCP discount, and I'm extremely happy to finally get back into MC through this discount. Since I've used FCP a large majority of the time in the past I'd love to use the Final Cut tutorial to get back into MC. In the promo on the site it states "Each Media Composer 5.5 shippable box purchased includes a token to use and access the Class on Demand course "Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users”." This is somthing I'd love to utalize but can't find this turotial in the packaging or on the DVDs. If it's hidden on one of the DVDs it would be great to get directed to where it is, but I may be missing the tutorial DVD. Hope you can help.

    Thanks!

    - J

  • Wed, Nov 30 2011 10:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    I never got the "token" to use the Class on Demand course either. When I try to call Avid, nobody knows what I'm talking about. Annoying. Any luck with this?

  • Tue, Mar 27 2012 4:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

    Not to be the turd in the punchbowl here, but I'd just like to quickly share a bit of frustration that I have with the Class on Demand that was bundled with my 6.0 Avid Media Composer Apple Final Cut Pro Cross-grade.  

    The class that was included in my Avid Media Composer 6.0 software package is set up for Final Cut Pro users to learn version 5.0 of Avid Media Composer.  Even though the the changes from 5 to 6 might be considered small by seasoned Media Composer users, when I as a Final Cut Pro user and Avid newbie am trying to follow along to the online lessons, it is very frustrating and difficult to keep up when certain elements in my version 6 are not where they are shown to be in the online course refering to system 5.  I spent a long time trying to figure out how get "super-bins" to work only to find out after googling that they don't exist in 6.0.  

    I suppose SOME training is better than NO training, but perhaps if you were to also include in the white paper the differences that we need to look out for in our versions of 6.0 that are different from the teaching material which uses 5.0 it would save a lot of grief and frustration.  It wouldn't be that hard to do and should have been been thought of by Avid in the first place.

    Regards,

     

    Michael Escher 

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