Avid Media Composer/Symphony 6 Sony NEX FS100 Complete Workflow 11min Guide

Just the Cut

Works for all AVCHD media.

Make sure to download the AVCHD plugin from Avid’s website. It’s required for this workflow: http://www.avid.com/US/products/Avid-Media-Access/plug-ins

I’m using Symphony 6 here but the workflow is identical in Media Composer. We start with AMA native AVCHD playback, then cut offline DNxHD36 files and relink to the originals, and then wrap up with encoding for the web using Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 and x264. The complete workflow through web delivery. Depending on your hardware capabilities you can choose to cut the AVCHD files natively or transcode to an offline option to optimize performance. TRT10minutes.

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Footage from Leica lens/filtration tests I ran with Chris Marino.

For those of you wondering what the difference is, Symphony is exactly the same as Media Composer save for some mastering options and a much more comprehensive color correction mode. Color grading is definitely much speedier in Symphony. For more info I suggest you watch this video from Dylan Reeve.

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.