Eager to try out Avid’s mainstay NLE, but never had the chance to sit down in a Media Composer suite? Avid’s free Media Composer First software is just the ticket for experienced Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro editors as well as newcomers who are interested in learning how to edit in the Avid. If you’re ready to give it a spin, Red Arrow Industries offers this appetizer — a seven-minute crash course in Avid editorial fundamentals that will show you around the interface and make sure you know the proper keyboard shortcuts to avoid wasting time ranging all over the screen in click-and-drag mode.