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  • Tutorial: Lift & Extract and playing with the Keyboard Map

    A strange mix of information that may not be so obvious to newcomers. Also an idea about how to get started learning Keyboard shortcuts and using the Keyboard rather than Dragging & Dropping. Regards, Douglas This tutorial can be viewed at "Full-screen" by clicking on the icon on the toolbar (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sat, Apr 10 2010
  • Tutorial: 3-point Keyboard Editing - Basics

    It is not easy to give up comfortable routines. One of the biggest obstacles to newcomers to Media Composer is to try and understand that 3-point keyboard editing is far more accurate and much quicker than drag & drop editing - AFTER you have spent a lot of time learning it! Regards, Douglas This... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sat, Mar 20 2010
  • Mapping the Keyboard for Zoom in/out of the Timeline

    I took quite a long time before I realised that you can, not only map keys to your keyboard, but also Commands. I got an email from Tim in Australia asking me about a problem he was trying to solve in MC. Before I had a chance to try and help he had already figured things out for himself. Here is what... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Wed, Dec 23 2009
  • Shift 'n Map

    It is mentioned in the User Guide, it is so simple, it is so basic, it was staring me in the face. But I could not see it for the trees! Then just a short time ago........................ Regards, Douglas This tutorial can be viewed at "Full-screen" by clicking on the icon on the toolbar (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Oct 23 2009
  • 24 KeyBoard Shortcuts

    Some of these shortcuts have been featured in my earlier Tutorials others are making their first appearance. I find that I need to refresh my memory as far as KeyBoard Shortcuts go. It is so easy to forget them. Especially if you don't use each one daily and if you are getting old, like me! Hope... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Oct 23 2009
  • Nudge Nudge!

    The default keyboard has a set of very useful "nudge" commands mapped to four of the keys. Newcomers might miss these in their initial meeting with MC. Maybe you can find some use for them! Regards, Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the "Full-screen" button in... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Feb 6 2009
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