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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
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Customizing Workspaces

Prior to Media Composer Version 6, the software included both Workspaces and Toolsets. They accomplished the same thing, but were set up by the user in different ways. In version 6, the old Workspaces feature and the Toolsets feature were essentially combined and simply named as Workspaces. With that out of the way, let's discuss what they are.

Workspaces are a task-focused feature which you create so that, with just a visit to a menu or a quick push of a button you can instantly reveal the tools and windows you need for a particular type of work. For example, you go to Windows | Workspaces | Audio Editing. After selecting Audio Editing, your Source/Record window instantly reduces in size, the timeline expands taller, the Audio Tool opens, the Audio Mixer opens, and the Audio Suite opens. Not only do these windows change size and the tools open, but they are then placed on your screen(s) exactly where you like them. Again, this all happens because you set it up that...