A new Media 100 tutorial
By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)
In our last lessons, in our look at Media 100, we talked about our bins (check the tutorials out here and here). Let’s move on in this lesson, and start to talk about basic editing. But before we get there, we need to talk about the Edit Suite panel.
You’ll notice that, unlike Premiere or Media Composer, there are no toolbars or buttons on the Display windows. The reason being is that most of the editorial decisions you’ll make in Media 100 will be in the Edit Suite Panel.
To get to it, you can use the shortcut CMD+SHFT+P, by heading to the Tools menu drop down, or by simply double clicking on one of the clips in your bin. This window is where you will be able to playback your clips, and decide exactly what range you want to mark, to drop it into your timeline.
There are some other panels in here, as well, that we’ll talk about in upcoming lessons, but once you’ve selected the in and out points in your footage, by simply clicking on the ‘Mark In/Out’ button, you can now start dragging your clips from the preview window, down to your timeline, to begin creating your edit.
To access your timeline, if you don’t have it up already, you can simply press CMD+N on the keyboard, and your timeline will appear, ready to have footage dropped into it.
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.