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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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Font size adjustment

As computer screens have increased in resolution, icons and fonts have decreased in size. Personally, I find that the default font sizes are too small in most of Media Composer's windows and tools (even for some with younger eyes than mine).

As of this writing, it's possible to change the font display only at the following locations:

  • The Project Window

  • The Composer Window (also known as the Source/Record Window)

  • Timeline Views

  • Bins (also see the section titled Additional Bin Font Programming later in this chapter)

  • The Effect Editor window (for this, see the section titled Effect Editor font size later in this chapter)

How to do it...

To adjust font size, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Project Window, Composer Window (also known as the Source/Record Window), Timeline Window, or a bin to make it active.

  2. Go to the Edit menu and select Set Font.

  3. The Set Font box opens.

  4. Select a font style and/or type in a font size.

  5. Click on the OK button.

There's more...

The following are two...