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Avid: Media Composer – Professional Editing I (MC201)

Module codeMC201
DurationTwo days
Attendance Full-time


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.

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

What's included

  • You'll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You'll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified MC201 Examination at the end of the course.

Course content

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • 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.

Upon completion of this course, you will have expert knowledge of Media Composer’s advanced editing functionality. When combined with Media Composer — Professional Editing II (MC210), this course also provides the training required for Avid’s Professional Media Composer Certification.

How to apply

To enrol on this course, you must have successfully completed Avid: Media Composer – Editing Essentials (MC101) and Avid: Media Composer – Effects Essentials (MC110) or have the equivalent of 12 months’ experience of full-time editing using Media Composer.

Having a background in editing, assistant editing, directing or producing is strongly recommended.

For further information about this course and the next teaching dates, please email our Digital Media Workshop team.