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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
About the Reviewers

Modifying clips before capture

There will come a time when something needs to be changed before a clip is captured (modifying clips after they have been captured is covered in the next section). The following are the typical issues:

  • The clips were logged by hand using the incorrect type of Timecode

  • The clips were associated with the wrong tape

  • The clips were created with the wrong tracks

How to do it...

Below are the steps to modify clips before capture:

  1. Select the clips. Some methods include Shift + clicking to select a range of clips or going to the Edit menu and choosing the Select-All command.

  2. Open the Modify window by using either of the following methods:

    • From the Clip menu, select Modify

    • Right-click on any of the selected Master Clips and choose Modify

  3. In the Modify window, click on the pull-down menu.

  4. In order to change the:

    • Type of Timecode, choose Set Timecode Drop/Non-Drop

    • Tape association, choose Set Source

    • Add or remove tracks, choose Set Tracks