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TVR2003 Introduction to AVID Video and Audio Editing

Semester 1, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Ashley Jones


Avid Media Composer as industry standard software heavily present in motion picture, major productions, documentaries, television programs and commercial production. This course introduces students to industry standard software, and Avid Pro-tools. During the course the student will be introduced to the video editing software Media Composer and to understand the use of pro-tools in a video environment.

Students will be taught the importance of effective media management and be shown the Avid infrastructure that links the media centre and reflects standard media production house workflow.

During this introductory course students should gain the key skills in the effective use of media composer by producing a range of finished products. This will include audio sound design, and compliments TVR1003. Having the knowledge of effectively editing with media composer will ensure that the student is well placed to work in a range of production facilities globally.

Students will be introduced to the theory and practical use of Avid Media Composer and Avid Pro-tools, as industry standard software tools. The video editing will be supported by considering the use of audio in this environment.

The student will learn key terminologies, concepts and be able to apply this is practical exercises.
The student will be introduced to the design of the media infrastructure employed in the media centre to build knowledge and foster skills in moving video files around the internal network.

The teaching sessions will be supported by guest lecturers and work placements/ site visits where possible.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply correct terminologies and concepts used in either the video or audio editing software
  2. Apply the media workflow in various software
  3. Correctly use the AVID management system within the media centre to improve video and audio file movement
  4. Apply skills through the various editing projects used over the course


Description Weighting(%)
1. Terminology in video and audio editing software 15.00
2. Applications for AVID video editing 10.00
3. Techniques of video editing using media composer 30.00
4. Techniques of audio editing using pro-tools 30.00
5. Sound design within the audio of the video editing process 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Kauffmann, S 2017, Avid Editing, Sixth edn, Focal Press, Burlington, MA.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
QUIZ 20 1
Date printed 30 June 2022