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MC 201

Media Composer Professional Editing I - $1,195

MC 201 certification test is now FREE with this course!

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NEW!!! Focused primarily on short-form workflows, our two-day workshop Media Composer Professional Editing I (MC201) will take you to a new level of editing and provide you with the tips, tricks and in-depth knowledge to distinguish yourself as a true editing professional. 

With the step-by-step guidance in this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to optimize your editing workflows, streamline your ingest process and manage your media so that you’ll become the guru that others will look to for expert advice. You will learn advanced picture editing techniques, how to quickly prepare for multicam editing and how to work with graphics and mattes. This course also covers compositing with the 3D Warp effect, color correction and an in-depth look at some of the wide range of audio tools and effects included in Media Composer.

You will work with media and projects designed to let you learn at your own pace, or with the guidance of an Avid Certified Instructor.  As an official part of the Avid Learning Series for Media Composer, MC 201: Media Composer Professional Editing I and its counterpart MC 210: Media Composer Professional Editing II provides the training required to achieve the credential of Avid Certified Professional (Media Composer).

Who is this class for?

Editors, Assistant editors, and Multimedia producers.


Completion of MC101 Media Composer Fundamentals I and  MC110 Media Composer Fundamentals II or equivalent experience of 12 months of full-time editing on Media Composer.  A background as an editor, assistant editor, director or producer is strongly recommended.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan your editing process
  • Input and manage media
  • Use multicam editing
  • Use advanced editing and timeline management techniques
  • Work with graphics and mattes
  • Multilayer and composite graphics
  • Perform basic color correction techniques
  • Prepare your audio mix using tools like EQ, compressors, and expanders
  • Deliver a high-quality finished file


To download course outline click here.   

Each student gets their own workstation. Two-Day intensives are from 10am-6pm.  This class will be run on the latest version of Avid Media Composer.

Want to see the program before you take a class?  Click here for a free Avid Media Composer  30 - day Trial from Avid!


Click here to see our MC 210: Media Composer Professional Editing II workshop.

Please bring a portable hard drive in order to leave with lesson files.

Cost: $1,195 (includes Avid Certified Courseware)

Certification cost: Included with Workshop