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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
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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

Transcoding AMA Master Clips after editing has begun

Before Transcoding all of your files after editing has begun, it is a very good idea to perform a small-scale test of the process to familiarize yourself with any additional options and results. Additional options include, but are not limited to, Debayer settings (found in the Media Creation settings) for RED footage, which also need to be configured. Ideally, you would be able to perform your small-scale test before receiving the mission-critical files and prior to the intensity and pressure of working under a deadline.

When you Transcode Master Clips, Media Composer automatically makes new Master Clips (with the .new extension), and those new clips will not link to a sequence that was created from them automatically. So, you'll have to make the sequence link to the new Master Clips with a process called Relinking.

Getting ready

The steps given in the How to do it... section presume that:

  • You have begun to edit

  • You have already followed the steps in the recipe Transcoding AMA Master Clips before beginning to edit

  • You now have a bin(s) with new, Transcoded Master Clips

How to do it…

The following are the steps for Transcoding after editing has begun:

  1. Open all the bins that contain the .new Transcoded clips.

  2. Open the bin containing your sequence.

  3. Select all the .new Transcoded files in all of the open bins.

  4. Select your sequence.

  5. Go to Clip menu | Relink. (You may also right-click on the selected sequence.)

  6. In the Relink window, enable the selection that says Selected items in ALL open bins.

  7. At the bottom of the window, make sure to enable the check box that says Create new sequence and click on OK.

  8. At the completion of this process, a new sequence will be created with the text Relinked at the end. This sequence is now linked to the Transcoded clips. If you load the sequence into the Timeline, you'll see that the clip names will also have the .new extension on them.