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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
Book Image

Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By: Benjamin Hershleder

Overview of this book

Avid Media Composer has become the tool of choice by editing professionals worldwide. Whether your project involves editing television programming, independent films, corporate industrials or commercials, this cookbook shows you exactly how to do so in a step-by-step and practical manner, and get the most out of Avid Media Composer editing. "Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook" is an expert, clear and logically-sequenced resource with highly effective recipes for learning Avid Media Composer essentials and beyond. It's task-based approach will help users at all experience levels gain a deeper, more thorough understanding of the software. It will help you master the essential, core editing features as well as reveal numerous tips and tricks that editors can benefit from immediately. Just some of the topics include understanding Import settings, mixing frame rates and understanding AMA (Avid Media Access), along with thorough explanations of Trim Mode, Segment Mode, and the Smart Tool. You will learn to customize your work environment with Workspaces, Bin Layouts, Timeline Views, Bin Views, Keyboard Mapping, and much more. The recipes inside are packed with practical examples, time-saving tools and methods to get you working faster and more confidently so that you can spend less time dealing with technical and operational issues and instead focusing on being creative.
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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Logging clips tip: Keeping the Capture Tool active after logging a clip

This is a quick tip to help with logging Master Clips from tape during the Batch Capture process.

When you are logging, once the clip is sent to the bin, the bin becomes active. This allows you to immediately begin naming the clip in the bin. However, what if you already named the clip in the Capture Tool, or are in a hurry to log, and plan on naming the clips more precisely later? In such cases, you may prefer that the Capture Tool always stays selected, so that you can log the clip to the bin and quickly return to shuttling the tape and logging more clips without having to select the Capture Tool again. The following setting will allow that.

How to do it...

These are the steps to keep the Capture Tool active after logging a clip:

  1. Open the Capture Settings by either of the following methods:

    • In the Project Window, select Settings tab | Capture Settings

    • Right-click on Capture Tool and select Capture Settings…

  2. In the Capture Settings window, click on the tab labeled as General.

  3. Deselect the setting labeled as Activate bin window after capture.


    Even though the name of the setting refers to capturing, this works for logging as well (that's why it's a bit of a hidden tip).

See also

  • The Logging clips tip: Logging from the keyboard recipe earlier in this chapter