Avid Media Composer 2022.x Documentation (Editing Guide) with Chapter Links

Complete documentation of Avid Media Composer 2022.x with quick links to individual chapters

Filip Milovanovic
Post-production expert,

The gold standard NLE, Avid Media Composer, has been updated. The latest version, 2022, introduces some interesting new features, one of which is the Linked Media Relink tool that we have explained in this blog post.

Along with the latest version, a brand-new Editing Guide has been released; that is 1470 pages long and spans 38 chapters. The chapters are not marked in the content list, but we’ve done the work of scrolling through the document and linking the chapters for you to easily navigate through the document.

Documentation Chapters

Chapter 1 Editing Overview
Chapter 2 Getting Started
Chapter 3 Working with Projects
Chapter 4 Windows and Panels in the User Interface
Chapter 5 Using Tools
Chapter 6 Logging
Chapter 7 Preparing for Capture
Chapter 8 Capturing Media
Chapter 9 Importing Files
Chapter 10 Working with Bins
Chapter 11 Linking File-Based Media
Chapter 12 Managing Media Files
Chapter 13 Viewing and Marking Footage
Chapter 14 PhraseFind
Chapter 15 Creating and Editing Sequences
Chapter 16 Working with Proxy Media
Chapter 17 Working with High-Resolution Media
Chapter 18 Script-Based Editing
Chapter 19 Using the Timeline
Chapter 20 Working with Trim Edits
Chapter 21 Working with Audio
Chapter 22 Using External Audio Devices
Chapter 23 Using Avid Media Controllers
Chapter 24 Using Audio Plug-Ins
Chapter 25 Exporting Frames, Clips, or Sequences
Chapter 26 Generating Output
Chapter 27 Conforming and Transferring Projects
Chapter 28 Using the NRCS Tool (Media Composer | News Option)
Chapter 29 Working with MediaCentral | Production Management from Media Composer
Chapter 30 Using Interplay Transfer to Export Media
Chapter 31 Using MultiRez and Dynamic Relink
Chapter 32 MultiCamera Editing
Chapter 33 Settings
Chapter 34 File Format Specifications
Chapter 35 Project Formats and Resolutions
Chapter 36 Working in HD and High-Resolution Projects
Chapter 37 International Character Support (ICS) in Avid Editing Applications
Chapter 38 Open I/O Support

Read the full Media Composer 2022.x Editing Guide

New Features

  • Linked Media Relink – this new feature simplifies the relinking process for AMA linked clips. We’ve done a detailed analysis of this feature that you can read in this blog post.
  • “Choose For Me” Option for New Projects – if you turn this feature on when creating a project, the project will not have a pre-set resolution and framerate. Instead, when the first clip is added to the timeline, the Project Properties window will allow the user to set these parameters. Based on the footage, the suggested resolution and framerate will be displayed in the window.
  • Multiplex I/O Support for Multiple Open I/O Plug-ins – you can now use multiple active Open I/O plug-ins at the same time, and even use multiple I/O hardware devices simultaneously. Access this feature through the Toggle Hardware button, located in the Timeline window.
  • New Sequence Templates – sequence templates can now be used to configure the number and type of tracks, custom track names and the timecode. A new user setting for sequence templates has been added.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts to Switch Focus Between Windows and Tabs – switch between windows in Media Composer with Ctrl (Cmd) + Up or Down arrow. Switch between tabs in a window with Ctrl (Cmd) + Tab.
  • Bin Metadata Tooltips – hovering over a thumbnail or label in the bin’s Frame View now allows you to see the basic metadata of the clip.
  • FreeType Font Support for Titler+
  • Support for Two or More Ganged Groups in the Audio Mixer – up to ten ganged groups.

Features are only relevant to users of Avid NEXIS | EDGE:

  • Working with Proxy Media in an Avid NEXIS | EDGE Environment
  • Media Cache Updates – options in the File Cache tab of the Media Cache settings window now include Enable Disk Cache, Maximum Disk Cache Usage and the ability to Flush Disk, which will remove all data and contents of the selected directory.

Check out the full PDF document:
What’s new in Media Composer 2022.10


All ELEMENTS systems provide native and seamless Avid Bin Locking support, requiring only a single menu press to activate on any workspace on the storage. Thus, ELEMENTS enables the powerful project-sharing and team collaboration capabilities of Avid Media Composer. Read all about the ELEMENTS’ support for Avid workflows.

The ELEMENTS Media Library is a Media Asset Management platform that visualises the content on your storage and provides an unrivalled collaboration environment for your entire team. Users can easily find the content they need and play, tag, comment and annotate clips. In addition, users can edit multi-track sequences in a web browser and easily import these into Avid Media Composer via AAF or an EDL.

The fully web-based ELEMENTS Media Library enables all of your staff to collaborate for review and approval tasks without the need for costly per-user licenses or annual subscriptions.


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