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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
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Creating Timeline Views

Creating Timeline Views is one of the easiest things you can do to make your workday more efficient. Timeline Views allow you to create a library of different ways you like to have your Timeline displayed for various tasks. Timeline Views can be customized with the following:

  • Font style and size (see the Font size adjustment recipe in this chapter).

  • Settings found in the Timeline Window Fast Menu (hamburger-looking icon) in the lower-left corner of the Timeline Window. The settings there include things such as track color and the ability to enable/disable features such as Dupe Detection, Waveform Display, Clip Color display, and more.

Creating custom Timeline Views is very easy. After the recipe, there will be some ideas and tips for Timeline Views in the There's more… section.

How to do it...

To create Timeline Views, perform the following steps:

  1. Load a Sequence into the Timeline Window.

  2. Adjust the attributes and enable/disable features such as (but not limited to) the...