Avid Media Management - NEW DATE APR 22ND

22 Apr 2014 - 09:30



Dates:  April 22, 2014
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2a Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU
Time: 9.30 - 5pm
Max 4 course participants
Fee: Only £100 -reduced fee rate. This reduced course fee has been made possible by support from the Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund.

To qualify for this subsidised course fee you must be a TV post production freelancer with a minimum of two broadcast credits. Please complete a booking form and provide a recent CV. If you are unsure of your status please get in touch with us to discuss on 0131 455 2572 or info [at] screenacademyscotland [dot] ac [dot] uk

Course Overview

This course is specifically for Avid Media Composer users, editors and support assistants who are moving from tape based workflows to file based workflows.

The course will cover Avid Media Access (AMA) which is a plug in architecture that works with RED/RED EPIC (.R3D), QuickTime (including Canon 5D/7D), ProRes, AVCHD, HDCAM SR Lite, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX (including JVC MP4 files), P2, DVC Pro HD, GFCAM and Canon XF file formats. 

The course will cover how to connect a supported card/disc or device, file importing and linking as well as the plug-in workflow and file based formats. Avid’s AMA system speeds up the editing process by taking away the need to transcode different digital formats or use a different software to view video clips but not all Avid users currently know how to use AMA or work with it.

AMA is also included in the latest versions of Avid Symphony and Newscutter software and this training for Media Composer is also applicable to Symphony and Newscutter so is invaluable across all TV post production.

This course provides invaluable training to understand the Avid Media Management (AMA) workflow and is essential for anyone who wants to work in TV post production.


Tina Gonzalez has been working in broadcast television for over 15 years as an editor and compositor.  She has worked in production houses and broadcast television companies on a wide range of factual, drama and light entertainment as well as corporate and promos.  Clients include BBC, Granada, Channel 4, and Sky.  She has also produced short films for the Kino film festival and continues to produce and edit short films.  Tina is currently lecturing, working as a freelance editor, and studying an MSc by research in interactive art and cinema. Tina has been an Avid MC certified trainer for 5 years.

Who’s it for?

This courses is for TV post production freelancers-editors, edit assistants and non linear support staff who want to gain invaluable training in understanding the Avid AMA workflow.  

Prerequisites/course schedule 
To be applicable for the subsidised course fee, you must be a freelancer with a minimum of 2 broadcast credits. To benefit most from the course you need to be an experienced Avid Media Composer user.

How to book
Please see 'How to Book a Short Course'  and download a booking form. A recent CV must be submitted with the booking form. 

If you have any questions please contact us at info [at] screenacademyscotland [dot] ac [dot] uk or call 0131 455 2572

  • The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund

    The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund is the result of an agreement between UK broadcasters and the Indie Training Fund (ITF) to invest in training for the freelance television workforce. The contributors are: BBC, Channel 4, Five, cable and satellite companies, and the ITF via contributions from member companies.