Summer Reading Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson

Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Graphics- Computer Animation
8 Remote Warehouse Photography- General

More copies of this ISBN

Media Composer 6: Part 2 Effects Essentials


Media Composer 6: Part 2 Effects Essentials Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2-EFFECTS ESSENTIALS is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of compositing within Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. This book/DVD combo, an official Avid Learning Series User Level guide, provides a solid foundation in Media Composer audio and video effects capabilities and, in conjunction with Media Composer 6: Part 1-Editing Essentials, will prepare you for Avid's User Level certification in Media Composer 6. You will be taken through the basic effects-building interface; then, using a real-world, hands-on approach, you'll learn fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multilayered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various retiming methods, and basic color-grading techniques. This official training course is a crucial step in mastering Avid Media Composer, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries. MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2-EFFECTS ESSENTIALS is part of the Avid Learning Series. To find more books on Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit

About the Author

Greg Staten is the color critical display architect in the Visual Solutions team at Hewlett-Packard, focused on feature animation, visual effects, and color grading solutions. Prior to joining HP, Greg was the Senior Product Designer for Avid Symphony with Avid Technology, Inc., and he has been editing on Media Composer since 1992. Greg regularly consults with visual effect and animation houses worldwide on color management and grading workflows.

Table of Contents

PART 1: AUDIO EFFECTS. 1. Level and Pan Controls. 2. Equalization. 3. Using Audio Suite Plug-ins. PART 2: APPLYING VIDEO EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS. 5. Quick Transitions. 6. Using the Effects Palette. 7. Creating Effect Templates. 8. Hiding guts w/FluidMorph. PART 3: CORRECTIVE EFFECTS. 9. Resize. 10. Pan and Zoom. 11. Tracking Blurs and Mosaics. 12. Stabilization techniques. PART 4: NESTING MULTIPLE EFFECTS. 13. Auto Nesting. 14. Changing the order of effects. 15. Exploring and Expanding nested effects. PART 5: RETIMING. 13. Generating a Freeze Frame. 14. Creating speed changes. 15. Modifying Time warps. PART 6: COLOR CORRECTION AND GRADING. 16. Basic Color effects. 17. Color Correction. 18. Masking and reformatting. PART 7: PERFORMANCE AND RENDERING. 19. Changing playback quality and performance. 20. Rendering options. Appendix.

Product Details

Staten, Greg
Course Technology
Scoppettuolo, Dion
audio adjustments and effects
multi-layered video compositing
various retiming methods
and basic color grading techniques
Media composer
Media Composer 6
Graphics-Computer Animation
Publication Date:

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques
Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Media Composer 6: Part 2 Effects Essentials New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$59.99 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Course Technology - English 9781133788881 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at