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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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Interface settings

Interface settings are not a difficult area to experiment with on your own, but I wanted to make sure to mention them so you'll check them out, as they've changed a bit over the last several releases.

Further, if you happen to be using a version of Media Composer released before version 6, there is a programming bug to be aware of—if you set your interface brightness to its lightest/brightest level, then you may find that the columns in your Effect Palette display as black. The fix for this is simply to set your interface brightness to one level darker.

How to do it...

To customize Interface settings, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Project window, select the Settings tab, and double-click on Interface.

  2. Modify the settings as desired. You can test them out before committing to them by clicking on the Apply button.

  3. See earlier in this chapter for more information about duplicating, deleting, restoring, and naming settings. If you have multiple Interface settings by default...