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Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)

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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
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You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

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This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified

What you'll learn in this media composer training:

Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Together with the second course in the series, Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110), this course provides the foundational training required to achieve the credential of Avid Certified User: Media Composer. Media Composer Fundamentals I is an introductory course designed to get a new user up-and-running on the software. In this course, students develop an understanding of the video editing process and the basic skills to edit a video project from start to finish. This includes understanding the relationship between media and project files, media storage location, the abilities to create the project file; bring in the source video and audio files; edit the sequence, add titles, music, and basic effects, and then export the finished sequence.


This course is designed for:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Multimedia Producers


  • Launch Media Composer
  • Identify and understand the function of the primary Media Composer tools and windows
  • Create / open a project using standard SD and HD formats
  • Import / Link to media
  • Create project bins, as needed
  • Organize clips by moving them from one bin to another
  • Create a sequence, and add or remove tracks as needed
  • Add clips to the sequence using Splice and Overwrite, or equivalent SmartTool functions
  • Remove sequence material using Lift and Extract, or equivalent SmartTool functions
  • Use Trim mode and SmartTool trim tools to change the length of sequence clips
  • Adjust the audio level (clip gain) of clips in the sequence
  • Add basic effects to sequence clips
  • Add transition effects to the sequence
  • Create and add static titles
  • Use automatic color correction to improve the appearance of video clips
  • Export the finished sequence as a high-quality video file, or for uploading to the web
  • Adjust basic settings relating the media creation and user preferences
  • Locate Media Composer project and media files
  • Delete unwanted media files, and all media at the completion of the edit process

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Do I get a physical book for any class I take at Key Code Media?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, you get a book and access to the user certified test.
Question from Justin E.
What is the difference between Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I and Avid Media Composer For Producers? I am a story producer but courses for Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I fits my schedule better. Would the Fundamentals 1 course still cover everything offered in the Producer course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Justin! Key Code Education no longer offers the Avid for Producer class, but it’s basically a scaled-down version of the MC101 that is just 1 day. Producers don’t need to know how to edit, just launch the application and load a sequence. Hope this helps.

Reviews of Classes at Key Code Education (8)

(8 Reviews)
Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/5/2021
Jim is great!
Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/7/2019
My teacher was thorough and helpful. Made the class easy to follow.
Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)
Reviewed by Sergio Mario P. on 2/25/2019
The classes were very good I learned a lot from the instructor, he was very kind and willing to help, I think I am going to fundamentals II, I am very satisfied with the course
Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/5/2021
Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (Online)
Reviewed by John Henry H. on 11/18/2019

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