Media 100 Tutorial – Part 7: Bins Part 1

Media100LogoA new Media 100 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

Now that we’ve talked about importing media into Media 100 in our last couple of tutorials, we’re going to move on and talk about where you’re going to keep that media in your project, and I’m talking about Bins. They are where you’ll store all your projects’ media, and they will keep you nice and organized, to make sure you get your projects done on time, and to time!

Once you have imported your media, you will see it in a newly opened bin, as well as that bin in the project window. The first thing you’ll want to adjust is you should give your newly created bin a name. Now, most people would that that, much like in Premiere Pro, you would simply right click and select “Rename Bin.” But that’s not the case here.

How you rename your bin is simple: Close it, and Media 100 will ask you if you want to save the bin. Simply say “Save,” and give it a name, and you’ll immediately notice the project window update, with the new name of your bin.  

Media 100 Bin
Media 100 Bin

What’s exceptionally important to keep in mind is that Media 100 works more like Avid Media Composer, then it does like Premiere Pro. When creating your new project, make sure the project, and any associated bins that you create, go into their own dedicated folder on your computer, so you can keep track of everything quickly and easily.

Click here to learn more about Media 100, where you can download it for free! And 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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