Media Composer 6: Professional Picture and Sound Editing, 1st Edition

  • Woody Lidstone
  • ISBN-10: 1133601952  |  ISBN-13: 9781133601951
  • 450 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PROFESSIONAL PICTURE AND SOUND EDITING will give you the skills and in-depth, under-the-hood knowledge you need to distinguish yourself as a true editing professional and go for the high-profile jobs you want. With the step-by-step guidance in this book, you’ll learn the skills you need to work on big-budget productions: media management (become the media management guru others look to for expert advice), advanced picture editing (learn precision cutting techniques and how to master Script Integration for long-form projects), and advanced sound editing (learn to impress your producer by creating great audio mixes). The book includes media and projects that you can work with at your own pace. As an official part of the Avid Learning Series for Media Composer, MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PROFESSIONAL PICTURE AND SOUND EDITING, along with its counterpart, Media Composer 6: Professional Effects and Compositing, will prepare you for Professional Media Composer 6 certification at an Avid Learning Partner. MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PROFESSIONAL PICTURE AND SOUND EDITING (Course # MC 201) is part of the Avid Learning Series. To find more books on Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit

Features and Benefits

  • Media and projects are included with the book, making it easy to step right into lessons and follow along, either self-paced, or at the instructor’s pace.
  • Lessons include shortcuts and review questions at the end of each chapter that can be used in the classroom and to prepare for the certification exam.
  • Exercises are local to each chapter, so students who miss one chapter can resume in the next, not needing the work of the previous chapter.
  • Accompanying downloads available at

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Post-Production Workflows.
2. Professional Acquisition.
3. Organizing Project Assets.
4. Managing Media Files.
5. Archiving & Deletions.
6. Editing Montages.
7. Editing Scripted Projects.
8. Trimming Dialog.
9. Multicam Editing.
10. Working with Mixed Media.
11. Fundamentals of Audio Editing & PT Interop.
12. Audio Sweetening with EQ.
13. AudioSuite and RTAS Effects.
14. Multichannel Surround Mixing.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Woody Lidstone

Woody Lidstone is an accomplished Avid Certified Instructor at Splice, Canada's largest Avid Learning Partner. He has edited for national Canadian broadcasters as well as Discovery, History, and the SciFi network. He was employed by Avid as an Avid DS & Media Composer product specialist, where he was assigned to develop workflows and provide support for big-picture products, including two of the Harry Po tter films and Batman Begins. Woody brings his considerable expertise in software engineering to this book to explain how Media Composer works "under the hood." In addition to his Avid instructor qualifications, Woody is also certified as an instructor in Final Cut Pro, Server, and Motion, and brings experience from those software packages to his role as an Avid instructor.