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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
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Linking Bin Layouts with Workspaces

There are three things you can do to make using Workspaces and Bin Layouts even faster and more useful. The first is linking a Bin Layout with a Workspace so that when you select/activate a Workspace, the linked Bin Layout simultaneously becomes active too, saving you time having to activate it separately. We'll cover that in this recipe. Immediately following this recipe are discussions about linking other settings with Workspaces, and mapping Workspaces and Bin Layouts to your keyboard and/or interface.

How to do it…

To link Bin Layouts with Workspaces, perform the following steps:

  1. Start with one of the following:

    • Go to Windows | Workspaces and select the Workspace you want to link with a Bin Layout. Once it is activated (a check mark will appear next to it in the menu), then go to the Workspaces and select Properties.

    • Go to the Project Window, click on the Settings tab, and then go to Workspaces. Double-click to open the Workspace you want to link with a...