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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

Creating Bin Views

Bin Views are customized displays of information you can access when a bin is placed into Text View. These customized Bin Views are available to any bin (and the Media Tool) by using the Bin View menu at the bottom of each bin window (see the following screenshot).

In addition to the columns of information that Media Composer comes with, you can create as many custom columns of information as you like (for example, best performance, shot type, quality, and so on).

After the basic recipe for creating a Bin View, there is information on creating custom columns and changing an existing Bin View in the There's more… section.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to create Bin Views:

  1. Open a bin.

  2. Place the bin into Text View from the display menu in the lower-left corner of the bin window (it's the menu right next to the Fast Menu).

  3. Open the Bin Column Selection Window by one of these methods:

    • Right-click in an open area of the bin and select Choose Columns from the contextual...