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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.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
About the Author
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Making sure your Batch Capture continues without you

You've logged many clips and are ready to begin Batch Capturing. You'd like to start the capture process and then run out for lunch. You just need to make sure that if the drive you've selected becomes full before capturing all the clips' media, that Media Composer won't stop and wait for you to tell it which drive to switch to. Further, you want to make sure that, if it has trouble capturing a clip, it will try a couple of times and then move on, rather than stopping on that one clip and waiting for you to tell it what to do.

How to do it...

Following are the steps to make sure your Batch Capture continues without you:

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

    • From the Project Window select Settings tab | Capture Settings

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

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

  3. Enable the selection labeled Switch to emptiest drive if current drive is full.

  4. Enable the selection labeled Log errors to the console and continue capturing.

There's more...

As an added measure and for more control, you may also want to create what Avid calls a Drive Group as discussed in the Combining available drive space and/or controlling where media is stored recipe.