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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 Layouts

Bin Layouts made their debut in Media Composer version 6. Like Workspaces, they are a task-focused feature that, with just a visit to a menu or a push of a button, allow you to instantly reveal the bins you want and to have them arranged just as you've saved them, including in tabbed sets.

Bin Layouts can be activated independently of Workspaces, or they can be activated automatically at the same time you activate a Workspace. Avid refers to this as linking. That feature is covered in the Linking Bin Layouts with Workspaces and Mapping Workspaces and Bin Layouts recipes.

An important note is that Bin Layouts are not saved as part of your User Settings. They are actually specific to a particular Project. See the There's more… section in this recipe for additional information on this.

How to do it...

To create Bin Layouts, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Windows menu | Bin Layout.

  2. From the submenu, do one of the following:

    • Select an existing Bin Layout

    • Select the New Bin Layout...