Media 100 Tutorial – Part 1: Project Setup

A new Media 100 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In this new tutorial series, I’m going to show you how easy it is to get up and running with Media 100, a reinvigorated version of the classic editing application for Mac users.

Now, launching the application will bring you to the “Welcome Screen” where if you’re new to Media 100, or are a returning editor, you can find Getting Started tutorials, what’s new articles, and you can contact support from this window.  We’re going to go ahead and create a new project, by simply clicking on the “Create New Project” button.

You’ll first be asked to name the project, and select a location to save it. Once you do, you’ll be brought to the Project Settings window, for the project you just created. Basically what this window does is let you choose the Codec you want to work in (i.e. – ProRes, DVCPro, Uncompressed, etc), the Media Destinations (Capture Scratch, etc), Media Locations (set via folders) and adjust some Real Time settings as well (Whether to play RT effects and titles at Draft Quality, etc).

Project Settings

Once you say OK, you will now be brought to the main interface to begin importing your footage.

This process is very quick and very simple, and you will be up and running in the Media 100 interface in about 2 minutes from when you click the launch button. I like the fact that you’re not overwhelmed and bogged down with options, as it makes it easy for new users to get up and editing as quickly as possible.

Click here to learn more about Media 100, where you can download it for free. Check back soon for more Media 100 tutorials!

Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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