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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 other settings with Workspaces

When you select/activate a Workspace, it is possible to have other settings in addition to Bin Layouts simultaneously becoming active (discussed in the previous recipe), saving you time and frustration having to activate them one at a time. The following are two examples:

  • Example one – audio mixing: You go to the Windows | Workspaces and select Audio Editing. Instantly, several tools open and the interface windows adjust themselves to your preset (the method to accomplish this is discussed in the earlier section about Workspaces). But the really cool thing is that the Timeline View also simultaneously switches to your preferred display setup because you linked it.

  • Example two – color correction: You go to Windows | Workspaces and select Color Correction. Instantly, tools open, the interface windows adjust themselves to your preset, the interface color changes from light gray to black, and the Timeline View simultaneously switches to your desired display...