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January 21, 2011

Learning to Edit on the Fly with Avid Media Composer 5

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In less than 10 days my bottom is going to be glued to a chair and my eyeballs will be locked on a computer screen. These details alone don’t do much differentiation between most of my days, but this detail does, the Lennon Bus crew will be in Burbank training on Avid’s Media Composer 5. When you’re working with the Lennon Bus, one of the biggest perks is the training provided by our many sponsors. It won’t be the first time we’ve trained with Avid and it certainly won’t be the last. As we prepare for our week of knowledge farming I wanted to share with you some new features I’m excited to learn.

One of the new features added since we last trained on Media Composer is the Smart Tool. The Smart Tool allows the user to have an active cursor in the timeline. In previous editions you had to select one tool and once you were done using it you had to manually select the next tool. Now the cursor will contextual change itself to make your editing workflow faster than ever.

Check out this video to learn more


The Smart Tool

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