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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

Settings overview

There is a great deal of customizability in Avid Media Composer; much of it can be achieved through various settings. The following discussions provide a helpful overview.

Types of settings

Media Composer has three types of settings as follows:

  • User Settings: These apply to modifications you make and are stored as part of your unique User Profile settings in the Avid Users folder. User settings include things such as customized keyboards, render settings, Timeline Views, Bin Views, and more. User Settings are entirely separate from Projects, which allows you to use them along with any Project and at any workstation. We will see more information on User Profile Settings later in this chapter.

  • Project Settings: Project Settings are located inside the Project folder along with the bins and folders that you created. Changes made to Project Settings affect it and any other editor(s) who work with that Project. Project Settings include information about the video format, audio configuration...